“Kate wanted fame and fortune at any cost,” the source exclusively tells In Touch, explaining that in 2009 — as Jon and Kate’s marriage was crumbling — their network, TLC, arranged a mediation in LA, where they made Jon a lucrative offer.
“TLC and Kate agreed that they needed to keep the marriage intact to make the show go on and offered Jon $2 million to sign a contract to stay married for two more years,” says the source.
Jon was told they could have an open marriage behind the scenes, the source tells In Touch. “Jon refused — he didn’t want to have a fake marriage for a TV show.”
“She was willing to do it back then to stay relevant, and she’s still doing it now. That interview is filled with lies.”
“I’m a regular dad trying to spend as much time with my kids as possible,” Jon exclusively tells In Touch, adding that he sees most of his kids every Tuesday plus every other weekend.
“I love all of my children and hope they all know I’m there for them unconditionally,” Jon says. “I’m a good dad.”
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