Ever since Jon and Kate Gosselin found out they were having sextuplets, their lives changed forever. They rose to reality stardom when they were offered the chance to star on their own weekly reality series called Jon & Kate Plus 8. The show was incredibly successful and became one of TLC’s highest rated programs. It lasted for four seasons from 2007 until 2009 when the couple went their separate ways. Jon and Kate had been married for 10 years and were in the middle of raising eight children when they announced they were getting divorced. Viewers have watched the demise of their relationship over the past seven years, so much so that it’s hard to remember what it was like before it all fell apart! Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about Jon and Kate Gosselin’s relationship!
11. How They Met
Jon and Kate met on October 5, 1997 at a company picnic. “Jon was walking across the grass and I saw him and was instantly intrigued! Our eyes met and continued to meet from across the way all afternoon. Finally, I arranged for someone to introduce us,” said Kate. She was immediately attracted to him because “he seemed very put together. And of course he was very good looking.” In Jon’s mind he knew right away that Kate was the one for him and things would be different with her. She wasn’t like any other woman he’d met before. “Everything clicked. It sort of felt together like it never felt before. This time was different,” he said.