<i>Jon & Kate Plus 8</i> Jon & Kate Plus 8

When Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their separation, they promised peace for their children. Now they're trying to follow through by no longer speaking to the media.

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"During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family," the Gosselins said in a statement on TLC's website

. "This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many."Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 — the last new episode until Aug. 3 — featured clips from the couple's 10-year marriage. It included their wedding, Disney World honeymoon, the birth of all eight of their children and the June 22 announcement that they would separate.

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Though the show mostly included scenes from past seasons, it ended with sneak peeks at future episodes, including footage of the parents separately taking the children on vacations.