Jon Gosselin says he knows his eight children weren't "wailing and sobbing" when they were told their TLC reality show was ending, as his estranged wife Kate claims.
"You know why? Because when we told them we were going to get divorced, the 5-year old said, 'What's for lunch?' The only two people who really cared with [9-year-old twins] Mady and Cara," Jon says in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight. "Cara broke down and Mady said, 'Oh, I saw this coming.'"
When breaking the news to them about the reality show ending, Jon, 32, said Kate, 34, probably told them: "'Oh, daddy's put a halt on filming. Your friends are going to go away.'"
Added Jon, "She probably worded it in a way that's a violation to them, or their sense of security."
In a separate interview with The Insider, Jon stressed again his need to end the show.
"I don't care if [my kids] hate me, because I know what is best for my kids," he said. I will pull them off [the show]."
CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace lashed out at the reality dad, telling him on The Insider, "For years, Jon, you had your children on TV, on a reality show. But suddenly when it's no longer Jon and Kate Plus 8, it's Kate Plus 8, you suddenly have a problem with that? I don't believe that."
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