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Gosselin divorce: Judge finalises reality stars' split

Jon and Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin will star in an other reality TV show

Reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin's divorce has been made final by a judge in Pennsylvania.

The stars of the show Jon And Kate Plus Eight filed for a "no-fault" divorce in June after 10 years of marriage.

They announced they were splitting up in an episode of the show that drew 10.6 million viewers.

Kate's lawyer Mark Momjian said she was "thrilled" to have been awarded custody of their eight children and is "relieved it's finally over".

He added: "It's always an emotional mix when a party gets divorced, and this case is no exception.

"I did speak with Kate as soon as the divorce decree was entered, and she's not only pleased, she's also relieved it's finally over."

A spokesperson for Jon could not be reached for immediate comment.

The reality TV show that the family starred in, focused on the the Gosselin's bringing up their sextuplets and a pair of twins.

Cable network TLC said it is continuing plans to air a new show in the spring which will focus on Kate and her new life.

In a statement issued by her lawyer's firm, Kate said: "I am very relieved that our divorce has been finalised, and I look forward to the new year, focusing on the children.

"This has been a challenging transition for all of us."

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