Jon Gosselin split from his girlfriend, Ellen Ross, last week. The two had dated for some time and the kids had reportedly even gotten close with her, so the split did come as somewhat of a surprise.
Jon did not give a reason for the split, but a close source told RumorFix that the split had to do with the children. According to the source, "Jon is focusing on his eight kids and building his life and career to support them. Jon spends more time than everÂ—since the divorceÂ—and it wasn't fair to Ellen."
It's a shame that the two decided to split, especially since the kids had taken to her so well. In a divorce situation, it is important to ensure that any kids involved feel comfortable around those that may become a constant in their life. His ex-wife, Kate, on the other hand, has remained single since the divorce (at least publicly). While much of her parenting gets criticized, not parading men in and out of her children's lives seems to be the one thing that people commend her for.
Rumorfix adds that Jon Gosselin and Ellen Ross are still in love, so there may always be the possibility of a reconciliation. It's always hard to date someone in the public eye, but Jon has worked hard to stay out of that as much as possible. Unlike Kate, who is out chasing dreams of fame and fortune, Jon has worked a steady "normal" job and worked hard to ensure his children are provided for.
Are you surprised that the two split?
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