Did Jon Gosselin Start Kate Affair Rumors?

by | July 10, 2009 at 10:39 AM | Jon & Kate Plus 8, TV News


The shocking unraveling of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8‘ stars Jon and Kate Gosselin just got a lot uglier.

A new report claims it was Jon himself who intentionally started rumors about his wife Kate having an affair with their bodyguard Steve Neild.

“Jon wanted a divorce and he also wanted to throw attention away from himself, so he spread that rumor,” a source tells Radaronline. “Jon doesn’t like Steve so he didn’t care about the repercussions.”

Jon Gosselin, in case you haven’t heard (ha!), was caught having a questionable relationship with a 23-year-old school teacher back in March.

When a competing affair allegation surfaced in May about Kate and the bodyguard, the mother of eight told People magazine: “The allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified.”

The ‘insider’ also confirms the story that, while Kate was the party to file for divorce on Monday, June 22nd, she did not want the divorce.

“She didn’t want to, and in fact, on the day the papers went in, Kate was with her attorney crying and sobbing. She was very, very upset,” the source added.

“Kate definitely did not want the divorce. She did it because she felt she had to protect herself.”

For happier Gosselin times, look through the gallery of those eight adorable little ones.

Meanwhile, after spending the Fourth of July with Jon and the kids, Kate jetted off to Los Angeles and stayed at the Hotel Bel-Air while attending business meetings.

Rumor has it Kate is pursuing new career options as a TV personality. A talk show perhaps? She’s already a best-selling author and contributes to a fashion line, even if they are on hold at the moment.

Hollywood certainly is beckoning the beleaguered reality star. An A-Lister requested Kate Gosselin’s presence at a high-profile event later this year. GET DETAILS HERE.

New episodes of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ are scheduled to return on August 3rd.