'Jon and Kate Plus 8' Parents Swear to Focus on the Kids

The buzz over Jon and Kate Gosselin's separation hasn't died down, and more so because of the statement filed by the stars of TLC's Jon & Kate plus 8. A week after they filed their divorce papers, the two commented briefly on the issue through the network's website. Jon and Kate claimed that it will be the last time they'd be speaking out, because it was time to set their focus on their children.

Despite news that the launch of Kate's cookbook has been delayed, it seems as though her clothing line has been put off course as well. While her career serves as yet another distraction from raising her children, it shouldn't stop the Gosselin mom from working on her relationship with the family. After all, she did make a promise.

According to the statement on the Jon and Kate Plus 8 TLC website, the Gosselin parents say that they will be keeping to themselves for now. They need the show's reported hiatus for their own needs, which a network executive termed "regrouping."

The two reality TV stars declared: "During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation."

The next sentence sounds as though they're really giving up the cameras, no matter how unlikely that sounds. "Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible," the statement continued.

Jon and Kate also sent out their gratitude for all those who have helped them get through such a troubled time in their lives. "We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many," they said.

Because of all that, it looks like we won't be hearing from the Gosselins for quite a while. Even so, it's good to hear that they're doing their best to stay devoted to their children in spite of their marital problems. We can only hope they keep at it.

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