Jon Gosselin is doing more than breaking his silence on Kate Gosselin, he’s shouting from the mountain tops how he feels fame and money has effected his ex-wife and their children. The former reality star sat down with Dr. Oz in an episode that is slated to air next week, and in an all-new teaser clip Gosselin makes it clear how he feels about Kate.
In a video clip from Monday’s episode, Dr. Oz asked Gosselin if he truly believes that Kate is an “unfit mother.”
“I believe her belief system is skewed,” Gosselin carefully answers.
He’s responding to allegations he made back in September when he claimed Kate psychologically manipulated their children into hating him. He also claimed the reality star abused their son Collin, claiming she locked him away in a mental health facility.
Both Collin and Hannah currently live with Jon and his girlfriend Colleen, while the other children do not have a relationship with him.
In the preview of his sit-down with Dr. Oz, Gosselin explains what he thinks went wrong with his ex-wife.
“I believe her intentions, in the beginning, were good intentions. she fought to have these kids. i think once fame and money got involved. it twisted her belief system. On my end, I’ve been fighting to get my kids off TV forever.”
During the interview, Dr. Oz questions Jon about his initial thoughts before the reality show actually hit the air.
Dr. Oz: “So, let’s go back to Kate for a second. So even before the cameras were coming in, did you perceive an issue? She’s narcissistic you’re saying, you’re passive aggressive those things don’t tend to go together well. Were you already having issues?”
Jon Gosselin: “I didn’t really notice those personality disorders till after filming, fame and money and I think fame is worse than money.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz: “How did the fame make it worse?”
Jon Gosselin: “Fame’s different only because fame, things are given to you, you’re held to a higher standard, you’re put on a pedestal, the attention, and it’s almost like a drug like an addiction, and once you have that and that lifestyle, you can see certain tendencies in people are just it feeds and feeds and feeds.”
Gosselin also talked about splitting with Kate and how it was tough having it play out on network TV.
“I literally hung a sign on my gate saying, if any crew members show up, I’ll have you arrested for trespassing. They sued me for breach of contract. I pretty much bankrupted myself. But I did for moral reasons, obviously. I’ve spent 1.7 million in lawyer fees, from when TLC sued me and my divorce. Kate on the other hand, TLC paid for her attorneys in the lawsuit and for her divorce. So I financed it by myself and she was financed by the network. I didn’t understand at first why. But now I understand why. All she wanted was legal custody to film my kids to sustain her lifestyle and their lifestyle. See, it gets all warped. That’s fame now, see? It just twists things around.”
Ever since the couple’s 10-year gag order ended, Jon has taken the liberty to do multiple interviews about his life when it was “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” but Kate Gosselin has chosen to remain quiet and instead focus on her family and career.