Jon Gosselin held little back when sitting down with ABC News for a one-on-one interview regarding his rocky relationship with wife Kate, and their messy breakup that has dominated the tabloids this year.
“I can’t sit on the sofa with that woman,” Jon said. “I can’t sit on someone right now that I despise — I despise [her] because she’s not speaking from the heart. Please — the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV.”
Kate was not even above Jon’s accusations of outright theft.
“I don’t wear my [wedding] ring because she took my ring. I don’t have it … I don’t have the ring,” he said. “I laid it down one night. It was gone. Who else would take it? I checked all the — underneath my kids’ pillows. That’s where everything ends up in the house anyway. So it wasn’t there.”
Not only is Jon’s wedding ring gone, he says his love for Kate is, as well.
“I will always love Kate as the mother of my kids,” he said. “But to tell you right now, at this point of what’s going on, I do not love Kate.”
Kate responded in a statement issued to the network saying: “While I certainly have a very different perception of how our marriage dissolved, for the sake of my children I maintain that I’m not going to go into details of aspects I believe should remain private.”
Jon & Kate Plus 8 airs Mondays at 9/8c on TLC; more of the interview airs on ABC’s Primetime: Family Secrets,” airing Tuesday on ABC; check listings for times.