(NEW YORK) — Jon Gosselin will not tune in to his ex-wife Kate’s upcoming TLC special this June. He’s hoping you won’t, either.
Predictably, Gosselin strongly objects to the recently-announced TLC special that will update viewers on his ex-wife and their eight children, who rose to fame in the reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Gosselin, who has stated in a number of interviews that he does not want the ex-couple’s kids to appear on TV again, tells E! News he was “heartbroken” to learn of the special. He adds, “Even without a current television show, they still live a very public life. They’re still constantly in and out of the media; updates are given practically daily via social media.”
Gosselin says he hopes “no one watches the show” because he’s concerned for his children. He asks, “What if they’re unhappy or embarrassed about how they’re portrayed in the special? Growing up is hard enough; they don’t needed the added pressure of being in the public eye.”
Jon & Kate Plus 8 premiered in 2007. Jon Gosselin left the show in 2009 after the couple’s split, and the show became Kate Plus Eight in June 2010. The show ran until late 2011.