Jon Gosselin Speaks Out

The father of eight tells "GMA's" Chris Cuomo he was "put down" by his wife.

ByABC News via logo
September 1, 2009, 9:05 PM

Sept. 2, 2009— -- After 10 years of marriage, Jon Gosselin says he is done with taking "a lot of abuse" from his soon-to-be ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

"She'll call me like, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn't going anywhere," Gosselin told "Good Morning America's" Chris Cuomo in his first television interview since the divorce papers were filed.

Gosselin, 32, said he was at home with the eight children -- one set of twins and one of sextuplets -- while his wife was traveling.

"Well, excuse me, I'm taking care of the kids. She's on book tours, she's doing all these things. You know, she's gone a week. You know, comes back. Unpacks, repacks, does laundry, packs up and leaves again," Gosselin said. "I'm standing there like, 'Oh, OK. Your mom's gone again.'"

The couple, stars of the show "Jon & Kate Plus Eight," has had a public and sometimes nasty breakup.

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There were allegations of cheating and an ongoing custody battle that resulted in the police being called to the couple's Pennsylvania home.

"I wouldn't let her in the gate," Gosselin said. "I said I'm spending time with my kids ... and she's going to have to leave and she tried to cry it up with the cops and it didn't work and they just basically said [to her] you have to leave."

Now the former stay-at-home dad is acting more like a playboy. He hosted a recent party in Las Vegas and went sailing this summer on a yacht in Saint Tropez with his girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, 22, who is the daughter of a plastic surgeon who performed Kate's tummy tuck in 2006.

Gosselin spoke to People magazine in July about his relationship with Glassman.

"What began as friendship has grown into something more. I know that my decision to appear publicly with Hailey this weekend will be scrutinized, but I hope that people can see I'm a regular guy who is going through a very difficult time in life and wants to move forward," he told the magazine.