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Jon and Kate Plus Eight Gets Nasty: Aunt Jodi Tells Her Side

You guys may or may not have noticed, but a certain page of this blog has, in the past months, somehow become a de facto discussion board for Jon & Kate Plus 8 fans (and critics). If you don’t believe me, click here and read the comments.

A popular point of discussion over there is a blog called Truth Breeds Hatred, which is supposedly written by the sister of Aunt Jodi, who is married to Kate Gosselin’s brother. If you watch the show, you know that Aunt Jodi was very involved in the first seasons of the show, basically bending over backwards to accommodate Kate’s every babysitting need — sometimes watching all eight of the Gosselin kids, overnight, in addition to her own four children. For free! And then when she didn’t show up in the most recent season, people started suggesting that Kate was bitter because Jodi’s patient and kind mothering skills were making Kate look awful in comparison, and also noting that the producers offered to pay Jodi for appearing on the current season — she had been doing all of this shit for free up until then — but that Kate put her foot down, said “no one gets paid for this show except our family” and booted Aunt Jodi out of the kids’ lives.

The Truth Breeds Hatred blog discusses all this from an insider’s perspective — confirming the rumors and basically painting Kate as the most horrid, despicable, selfish person on the planet. But was the blog really written by Jodi’s sister? Were the things she said about Kate actually true?

Today, Truth Breeds Hatred ran a video clip of Jodi, who seems genuinely crushed by how Kate betrayed her, and confirming that her sister does write the blog, and that it’s the truth.

I kind of hate how fascinated I am to watch all this play out, but I really do love it.

(If you’re having trouble viewing the video, try here.)

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  • Hi Rachel! I’m good. I use Facebook & twitter, and an occasional site here & there but nothing like we had going here at one time. That was some fun, huh? Do you ever hear from any of the old gang? Big Daddy kept in touch for a while but got PO’ed at me for something (I forget) and won’t answer emails. Missy emailed me a time or two until she mentioned the Katrina victims in a derogatory manner — and I told her I felt she was wrong, since I’d been a volunteer. Oh well…

    Hey, Kate had (or has?) a show with just her and the kids. I found it channel surfing but couldn’t stand to watch.

    Good to chat with you again! Keep in touch!

  • The old days were fun on this site. That’s when the Gosselin family had their show and Kate was in the news daily. I guess her 15 minutes of fame are over. Hopefully she is spending some much needed quality time with her children.
    For a while I would come in here to talk to Julie. Big Daddy use to give us his two cents worth and finally he left. Hope all is well with you. Nice chatting!!!!

  • What?? I hadn’t heard and can’t imagine it will last. Is there no depth to how low she’ll sink, pimp her kids, all for a dollar??

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