And most "regular guys" don't have eight children watching the whole ugly mess unfold.
"For all intents and purposes, the kids' world is in chaos right now," said Roberta Eisen, a Washington, D.C. based divorce counselor. "Jon flaunting his new relationship puts them in a position that makes them feel as if they have to choose sides. It's very painful for a child to have to feel as if they're sharing a parent with someone else."
Yes, in the end, divorce experts, fans and celebrity observers agree that no matter which parent wins in the court of public opinion, the kids lose.
"What family would have played this out so publicly? It could all have been done more discreetly -- movie stars in Hollywood do it all the time," said E! Online columnist Ted Casablanca. "If you want to keep it under the rug, you can. If you want to play it in the tabloids, you do exactly what Jon and Kate are doing."
"In truth, they're both skanks," Casablanca concluded. "They're sending a message to their kids that when they grow up, they should slut themselves out to the media."