TLC’s 10 Biggest Scandals
8. Jon & Kate Plus 8
We all remember when the loveable family known as Jon & Kate Plus 8 was introduced on TLC 10 years ago. A lot has happened since then! Ever since their divorce back in 2009, Jon and Kate have both been slinging mud at each other in the press as they tear each other’s parenting skills down and Kate has even accused Jon infidelity. Jon has been seen with several different girlfriends during their separation and since their divorce, including the daughter of Kate’s plastic surgeon, who was 10 years his junior. The show was eventually cancelled and revamped to be Kate Plus 8, but it never drew the same audience it once had when they were a happy family. Their family name has been forever tarnished with bad press. Just recently the Gosselin family resurfaced because one of their sextuplets, Colin, is living away from home at a learning facility. Jon claims he has no idea where his son is and that Kate is withholding information on Colin’s whereabouts from him.
7. Sister Wives Meri Brown Cat Fish Scandal
Sister Wives stars Meri Brown and Kody Brown don’t exactly have a “traditional” marriage, but online affairs are definitely not part of the polygamous package. In 2015 it was revealed that Meri, Kody’s first wife of three, engaged in an online affair with someone she thought was a man named Sam. Turns out Meri was being catfished because Sam was actually a woman. Meri was in a fragile state when she engaged in the emotional affair. She and Kody were having trouble conceiving another child, and when his third wife, Robyn, offered to be a surrogate for them, Kody rejected the idea. The whole incident played out on the show as Kody and Meri attended therapy together to work through it, but things got worse when “Sam” created a tell-all book exposing all the information Meri had told her in confidence.