Stephanie Santoro had intimate access to the Gosselin family while she was their nanny and Jon’s lover, and she shared her insights in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com.
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“I personally have been there when they taped,” Stephanie said. “They have a ball with it and they love it,” she said about the children, despite the fact that Jon has been saying that they are unhappy shooting Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Stephanie told RadarOnline.com that she was confused by Jon saying that he wanted the children off television. “He spoke to me so many times about how he knows the kids had so many more life experiences because of the show.”
Their parents’ very public divorce has taken a toll on the children, especially the older twins. “Cara actually broke down and cried a lot,” Stephanie said about her times watching the Gosselin children. “She didn’t understand what was going on; she didn’t know who was to blame for it.” The children have not been dealing that well with the divorce, and Stephanie said that the situation was confusing for them and that “They would ask why mommy and daddy couldn’t be there together.”
“They’re young,” said Stephanie. “They don’t understand, they might seem like they do, but they don’t understand.”
Why Jon is acting out so much is a question that Kate must ask herself everyday, but Stephanie had a blunt reasoning behind his bitter actions towards his estranged wife. “I think he is on a monstrous power trip,” Stephanie told RadarOnline.com. “All he wants is control,” she said, “Including Kate.”