September 8, 2009

Jon says he despises Kate

U.S. reality television personality Jon Gosselin said in an interview he despises his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kate.

The estranged couple, who star alongside their eight children in the TLC series Jon & Kate Plus Eight, announced during the summer their plans to divorce after nearly 10 years of marriage. Jon has since been photographed at clubs, bars and celebrity events and spotted with his 22-year-old girlfriend Hailey Glassman. said Jon told ABC News his relationship with Kate is so tense they have to tape their segments for the show separately.

I can't sit on the sofa with that woman, he said. I can't sit with 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.

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, Kate said in a statement issued to ABC News.