At just 13 minutes in to the special announcement episode, watching Jon and Kate together is painful.
The kids are still incredibly adorable, as always. In this episode, they get Crooked Houses. I would have given up all of my American Girl dolls for one of these. They are amazing. I tried to go to the Web site, but I suppose everyone had that great idea. So it’s not working. Crooked Houses just got the Jon and Kate Plus 8 bump. Look at these, aren’t they just whimsically wonderful?
Oddly enough, each kid was wearing one a Crooked House t-shirt. Can you believe that?! How convenient.
Okay, enough about the houses. That’s not what you care about anyway. After 35 minutes of saying how bad things are, they finally just said it. They are separating. They filed their divorce papers today. The interviews are really devastating, actually. Kate doesn’t want to be alone and she’s talking about how her children are going to be statistics with separated parents. Jon just seems lost. But the show must go on. The show will continue, but with Jon and Kate filming separate segments with the children.
No footage of them telling the children, but I think that’s for the best.
Will you keep watching? Is the charm gone?
[Posted by Kathleen]
Internet love is pretty common these days and sadly, divorce is even more so. So on the surface it’s not too surprising to hear that a British couple is divorcing after meeting in a chat room in 2003. But, of course, the devil is in the details. Indeed.
The chat room where Amy Taylor, 28, and David Pollard, 40, met was on a virtual community called “Second Life.” They had each created an avatar and eventually, all four of them fell in love. Six months after their first “lol” they had moved in together and in 2005 they married. They even held an online ceremony for their avatars.
However, it seems that happily ever after was not to be. The couple recently split after Amy caught her husband’s avatar getting cozy with a “Second Life” prostitute. Ouch. Calling Pollard’s act “the ultimate betrayal” Taylor hired a “Second Life” private investigator in search of further proof. The virtual P.I. caught Pollard’s avatar participating in some extramarital activities and he apologized to both his online and real life wives.
Taylor says Pollard is now engaged to the virtual prostitute despite never having met in real life. Don’t worry about Taylor though, she says she has also found internet love again. This time, in the virtual community “World of Warcraft.”
Here’s a picture of Pollard with his new girlfriend:
And Pollard and his “real life” wife (for now, anyway):
At least they’re happy. Right?
[Posted by Madeline]