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Jon Gosselin Responds to 'Kate Plus 8' Cancellation: I'm Very Relieved

August 16, 2011 (3:45 pm) GMT
The father of the twins and sextuplets is very 'relieved' because TLC has decided to end the six-year run of the show and consequently let his children lead normal life

One person who cheers upon the cancellation of TLC's "" is . The ex-husband of the reality show's star is "very relieved" now that the show comes to an end because his children can now lead a "normal life".

The cancellation was announced on Monday, August 15 and Kate said that she and the kids were sad but still look forward to other endeavors. Jon has been against the show since it was relaunched last year, saying that his twins and sextuplets have been exposed too much to the public. He even prevented TLC from filming his kids for a while.

Now that his wish is granted a year later, Jon told Radar Online, "I hope they can have more private family moments. I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future."

Jon, who announced separation to Kate in 2009, added, "Contracts have to end at some point. I think everything had run its course and it was time to come to an end anyways." Asked whether he knows what ex-wife would do next, Jon admitted, "I have no clue. I hope she dedicates more time to the kids now and I wish her the best as she goes forward with whatever career she wants to pursue."

Kate said she wanted to return to her nursing job but she has to provide for her eight kids. Therefore, she plans, among others, motivational speaking, book writing and more TV.

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