Jon Gosselin declared to the national media that he despises his soon to be ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

Jon Gosselin spoke for the first time about his public divorce from wife and co-star of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America. He said their relationship will never be fixed and accuses Kate of verbally abusing him and beating him down.

He explains that as they continue to record the show, separate film crews work with each one of them and admits he cannot sit on the same sofa with Kate, as they used to do to discuss family issues in the show.

I can't sit on someone right now that I despise, Gosselin told Chris Cuomo from GMA. I despise [her] because she's not speaking from the heart. Please - the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV, he said.

During the interview, Jon also said Kate took his wedding ring from him. Jon admits he has cried more in the last eight months because he is frustrated and wants to let people know he has real feelings.

So far GMA has released one excerpt from the 3-hour interview with Jon.


Jon and Kate Gosselin are seen with their children in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/TLC network/Handout