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Jon Gosselin Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Keith Gosselin
Birth Place:
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
reality cast member

Fast Facts

  • Professional background is in the information-technology field
  • First met future wife Kate Gosselin at a picnic in October of 1997
  • Came to public consciousness, along with Kate, as costar of popular reality series, Jon & Kate Plus 8
  • The series---which drew more than 9 million viewers for its Season 5 debut, amid stories of marital discord---sprung out of the 2006 Discovery Health special Surviving Sextuplets and Twins
  • Along with Beth Carson and Kate, wrote the best-selling 2008 book Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets
  • Proceedings began to end his marriage to Kate on June 22, 2009
  • He indicated on-air that night that he had been too passive in his relationship with the headstrong Kate, and was proud to start standing up for himself