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Jon Gosselin Puts Brakes on the Divorce

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He filed papers today to delay their split.

Jon Gosselin

Jon and Kate were due to be officially divorced by the end of November -- but now Jon Gosselin tells In Touch he's had a change of heart. "I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated [on June 22]," Jon tells In Touch exclusively. "I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon."

Today Jon reportedly submitted a document to a Pennsylvania court-approved arbitrator, which he hopes will suspend his split with Kate for 90 days. He explains, "This will enable Kate and me to restore our relationship as cooperative parents and to open up our lines of communication. I hope that she will be as receptive and enthusiastic as I am to do what is best for our family."

Jon tells In Touch: "I would like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting. Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That's why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family -- not destroy it."

He says: "When Kate broke up with me, I begged her to go with me to counseling. She was totally against it. I think I was reacting to the pain I have been suffering as a result of Kate's rejection of me."

Jon's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, tells In Touch: "He woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and didn't like the reflection. He realized he'd made some bad choices. He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up. We're hoping Jon and Kate can sit down together and start exploring what to do about their situation. Once they do that, the rest will fall into place."

In other Gosselin news, TLC announced today that when the series returns with new episodes in November, it will be retitled "Kate Plus 8," focusing on Kate Gosselin as a single mom, while Jon Gosselin will be reduced to Very Special Guest Star on his own show, in his own life.

"The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family," says the press release, "but will now include a deeper focus on Kate's role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life. TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis."

What do you think of TLC's decision to dump Jon ... and Jon's attempts to put the brakes on the divorce?

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lfleming October 1, 2009, 8:55 AM

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!
I think he is very sincere, he was reacting out of pain, everybody makes mistakes!! Everytime I look at the show now it is not the same without Jon & Kate! I pray that God restores this family and Kate reads 2 Cor 2:7&8. I will pray for both of them.

Donna October 2, 2009, 7:00 AM

I think people do need to give Jon a break. Look at the way Kate has treated him the whole time the show has been going on. I wouldn’t want to sit there and take it anymore than the next person.

If everyone would sit back an look at how she humiliated him on nation television show after show. Time after time. From when they were out in public to the private interview session at the end of each show.

I really think TLC is just trying to use this show with the new name Kate Plus 8 for the single mom edge and if you compare her as a single mom to almost all of the other single mom’s out there she has it easy as she has money from all of the shows they have already done.

Most of us single mom’s out there are struggling to make ends meet and with the economy and the job market the way it is are being laid off and loosing the little tiny income they did have.

Let me make the money she has made over all of the years of the show I would be able to live a lifetime on it and put the kids in college as long as you do not live as outlandishly as she does.

laura October 21, 2009, 4:06 AM

johns a feaking looser… u don’t see kate in the head lines with other men for her kids to see and ask questions about… he never stops and thinks about anyone other them him self. If he did do u think he would be in the head lines doing all that stupid stuff he (( keeps )) doing… proubley not… hes a freaking looser… Grow a pair of balls and stop saying kate caused u to do that stuff… Be a man and man up… freaking looser

Queen M November 12, 2009, 10:35 AM

There isn’t anything that a woman can do to a man that would make him want to leave his wife alone to raise 8 kids that they made TOGETHER!!!!! Kate kicked his a** out because he was and is cheating with everything that moves, and he used “abuse” as an after thought to bash kate and make her look even worse than he already made her by cheating on her. Jon wanting to return to kate does make me think that jon is worried about the money, but then I start to think about how much of a fool he’s been and I know he realizes that he’s not gonna find no one else like Kate and he’s missing out on his children’s lives, and I know that is a big reason why he wants to go back. Its all about how you don’t know what you got till it’s gone!

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