Sarah Palin hasn't been counseling Jon and Kate Gosselin, despite a report from a gossip Web site.
Examiner.com reported the Alaska governor "called Jon out of the blue" because she felt sorry about the media coverage the reality star had been receiving following his affair with 23-year-old Deanna Hummel, which Us Weekly first reported.
"He was quite shocked," the unnamed friend is quoted saying. The site also claims Gosselin and Palin have been speaking three times a week. Palin is supposedly urging him to seek redemption in Jesus, and counseling him on the importance of keeping their family together -- telling him that if he leaves Kate, their eight children will suffer. (Interestingly, according to Pennsylvania voting records, Jon is a registered Democrat and Kate is a Republican.)
Palin's spokesperson, Meghan Stapleton, slams the report. "For many months now, false and misleading stories and entire fabrications about the Governor's record and the Palin family have made it into mainstream publications," she tells Usmagazine.com in a statement.
"There have been many falsehoods and distortions regarding a range of topics, from the status of Alaska's natural gas pipeline and the Governor's restructuring of the state's oil taxes to sick and disgusting personal insinuations about Trig's identity, alleged fake sex videos, doctored photos, and even contrived stories about conversations with members of the Gosselin family," she continues. "It is all so very unfortunate. We can do better. We can and should focus on real issues, not fabricated issues."