A lot to deal with, says reality TV's Jon Gosselin

May 20, 2009 6:05:17 PM PDT
Reality star Jon Gosselin says he and his wife, Kate, have had a lot to deal with lately. The father of eight (twins and sextuplets) says he and their mom have been busy discussing what's best for the kids as the Gosselin family is facing a media firestorm.

A two-minute preview of Monday's season premiere of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" provides a glimpse of the Gosselins in the wake of reports that both spouses have cheated on the other. They previously denied the allegations.

Jon and Kate both appear in the clip, posted Wednesday on the TLC Web site. But each of them addresses the camera while seated alone on the couch.

"Kate and I obviously have been going through a lot of stuff, and discussing what's best for our kids," says Jon.

"My kids are the reason I have always done everything," says Kate in a separate segment.

The kids are seen celebrating the sextuplets' fifth birthday party last Sunday at a water park near the Gosselins' Pennsylvania home.

"It gives me like a heart attack thinking about it: My youngest kids are 5!" Kate says wistfully.

In the closest reference to their behind-the-scenes turmoil, Jon says: "The world isn't about ratings and TV. It's about happiness and love ... and family and God."

The season premiere of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" airs 9 p.m. EDT Monday.

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