Jon Gosselin claims TLC offered to pay him $1 million to stay married to Kate

Getting messy. Jon Gosselinaccused TLC of offering to pay him $1 million to stay married to his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin.

Executives at the network allegedly pressured the DJ, 42, to lie about the state of his relationship for two additional seasons of Jon and Kate Plus 8, Jon alleged on DailyMailTV on Thursday, September 19. The show, which aired in 2007, was renamed to Kate Plus 8 after five seasons following the former couple’s 2009 split.

“I left the show so my children would never have to relive our divorce,” Jon told the outlet. “That’s it. I could have made millions of dollars if I would’ve just continued, took their offer and stayed married for two years and I probably wouldn’t even be sitting here today. But I couldn’t live with myself. I couldn’t live a lie.”

The Pennsylvania native, who shares twins Madelyn and Cara, 18, and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Joel, Leah, Hannah and Collin, 15, with Kate, went on to claim that TLC paid for the couple’s marriage counseling sessions.

“Kate even picked the counselor but I went to the sessions by myself,” he explained. “It was clear to me that I was the only one that wanted the marriage to work. Kate came to me and said that she was leaving the marriage and she’s the one that filed for divorce. I had Kate against me, I had TLC against me and when you’re inside the fishbowl, you have nowhere to move, you have no way of breaking the glass. But when you’re outside you can see everything. That’s why I ultimately was glad to leave. I left the marriage in 2009 so I could come out and help my children and have more power on the outside because on the inside I was powerless.”

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Had a good weekend visit with Collin at home!
This was yesterday! Feels like school never ended...and they’re already back! #SeniorYear 😳😳 #EighthGrade #ProudMom ❤️
My adult😳 daughters: @mady.gosselin and @cara.gosselin (FYI: these are their ONLY official IG accounts) #SoProud What a fun memory filled day we had together today!!😘😘
My beautiful 'little girls' .... they keep reminding me how many days until they turn 14. Today it was '12 days til we turn 14, Mom.' HOW'S THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! I told Leah that she's too small to turn 14. She said 'Yeah, true. Are you sure I'm not turning 11 or 12?' 😂😂I'm positive. I gave birth to you. They'll always be my babies....I love them so very much! ♥️♥️♥️
fall family pictures🍂🎃 #tradition #7/8reunion🧡
Glad I could celebrate my son Collin’s 14th birthday with him and his sister!
Bday dinner with Hannah. Happy Birthday!!!
Happy 14th Birthday to Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin!!! I can’t believe it’s been this long!!! Whew that when fast!!! Daddy loves you all very much!!!
Happy Birthday Hannah!!! 14 already. Bday breakfast with my daughter before the bus stop!!!
Happy 17th Birthday Mady and Cara!!! Love you, Dad
Happy New Year!!! 2017!!! Let's do this!!!!
Found this old pic from Hawaii, 2008!!! Kids were 4!
Happy 16th Bday to Mady and Cara!!! ❤️❤️👭🎂🎂October 8, 2000 seems forever ago.
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CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) KATE GOSSELIN, JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, MADELYN 'MADY' KATE GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, CARA NICOLE GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) KATE GOSSELIN, GOSSELIN CHILDREN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate Gosselin and John Gosselin talk about their twin daughters and sextuplets on NBC News' 'Today' on October 2, 2007 -- Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC NewsWire
NEW YORK - APRIL 23: From 'Jon + Kate Plus 8' Kate Gosselin (L) and her children with President and CEO of TLC Angela Shapiro (R) speaking at the Discovery Upfront event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery)
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On Wednesday, September 18, Jon admitted that he fears for the six of his children still living with their mother. (The IT director has custody of Hannah and Collin.) “I do know what she’s capable of, whether it’s mental or physical [abuse],” he told DailyMailTV. Part of that included their son Collin spending three “inhumane” years in Fairmont Behavioral Institute despite only being diagnosed with ADHD, according to Jon, before he removed the teenager in December 2018.

Us Weekly has reached out to TLC and Kate Gosselin’s rep for comment.

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