The Gosselins, composed of Jon, Kate and their eight children including a set of sextuplets, were arguably the most talked about family in America in 2007.
Jon and Kate met at a picnic in 1997 and two years later, just a few months shy of their dating anniversary, the couple got married. In the following year, they welcomed twin girls, Cara and Madelyn "Mady" after Kate found success with fertility treatments.
The Gosselins wanted to keep growing their family so after further treatments, Kate became pregnant once again, but this time they were in for a surprise of a lifetime. On May 10, 2004, she gave birth to sextuplets, Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah.
The family became the focus of news across the U.S and soon after the arrival of the sextuplets they were featured in the NBC reality TV show Home Delivery and on Discovery Health's Surviving Sextuplets and Twins. Their episodes brought in high ratings and shortly after, they signed on to be the stars of their very own reality TV show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.
The show followed Jon and Kate as they dealt with everyday struggles of raising 8 children. Kate was portrayed as the strict and controlling matriarch while Jon appeared to be "cool" dad. The show brought in exceptional ratings week after week and opened up the way for similar reality TV shows including Keeping Up With the Kardashians, 17 Kids and Counting, The Little Couple and Table for 12.
Unfortunately, the drama we've witnessed on screen isn't all for show. In February 2009, rumors about Jon's excessive partying and cheating began to circulate. Although both parties denied the divorce rumors and blamed the pressure of parenting on camera for taking a toll on their relationship, it wasn't hard to see that they were headed for the worse especially based on the interviews they've given.
After 10 years of marriage, the pair decided to part ways but neither went out without a nasty fight.
"I really would have thought he'd have been here for the long haul. The weirdest thing is that overnight he became a different person," Kate told People while Jon insisted that he hasn't done anything wrong.
So what became of the family after the divorce? Click on the next page to find out.