Jon Brings Bouquet of Roses To Arbitration Hearing With Kate
An offer of roses from their husband might make things better with some women, but not Kate Gosselin.
The controversial TV mom was given a bouquet of roses from her ex, Jon, during their Saturday arbitration hearing at a Pennsylvania courthouse, but the 32-year-old dad of eight's tactics didn't work -- she left without the peace offering.
The embattled reality TV couple met face-to-face for what was scheduled to be a two-day arbitration hearing with everything from custody of their twins and sextuplets and the division of assets reportedly discussed. The pair agreed to put everything on the table in five-and-a-half hours Saturday, rather than continue the meeting on Monday.
An arbitrator is expected to rule within 30 days, with the couple's divorce potentially being finalized before the end of the year.
The family's TLC reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, will conclude its two-year run on Monday.
During the final hour, the estranged parents of twins Cara and Mady, 9, and sextuplets Collin, Leah, Hannah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, 5, will venture on separate outings with their kids.
Though it was reported that Kate, 34, would continue the program without Jon -- whose last appearance was Nov. 2 -- a spokeswoman for the network confirmed Kate Plus 8, which would have focued on her life as a single mom, is not in production.
"We are focusing on the launch of Kate's new series in early spring," network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said in a statement Thursday.