The reality TV star told ABC News' Chris Cuomo on "Good Morning America" that he "took a lot of abuse" from Kate and he's looking to move on. The two stars of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" have become better known for their imploding marriage than their parenting skills in recent months.
He says police were recently called to the couple's Pennsylvania home because he wouldn't let Kate in the house and she tried to "cry it up with cops."
The 32-year-old father of eight is now dating the 22-year-old daughter of a surgeon who performed a tummy tuck on Kate. It was his first television interview since divorce papers were filed. A longer version will air next Tuesday on "Primetime: Family Secrets."