PHILADELPHIA, PA – Jon and Kate Gosselin, stars of the hit reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, have added one supersized mouth to their family this holiday season: Tonya!
The parents of eight children, 7-year-old twin girls and 4 year-old sextuplets, caved to the increasing pressure of their children to adopt a pet. Originally expecting to get a medium to large sized dog, the Gosselin’s changed their plans after being introduced to Tonya at a summit for reality TV show stars.
“Jon looked over and saw Tonya being interviewed by at least 6 different reporters at one time,” Kate said in a press release, “he immediately knew that if she could handle that many members of the press, she could totally deal with eight screaming, grabby children.”
When asked about their decision to adopt a giant cat instead of a dog, Jon told reporters, “We hadn’t considered a cat originally. Size was very important to us. Having eight kids, we knew we wanted an animal that all of them could pay attention to at the same time. The problem with a cat or rabbit or small dog is that only one kid could hold it or pet it. With Tonya, that isn’t going to be a problem. When she lays on her back, all six of the little kids can lay on Tonya with room to spare.”
Longtime fans of Tonya’s who have followed her recent performances on Top Chef and Biggest Loser, were surprised to hear that she is taking a break from reality competitions to guest star on the much tamer TLC show.
Through her spokesperson, Tonya responded, “If you have ever seen the program, you know that Kate knows how to cook big meals. And we all know Tonya loves big meals. She also loves a challenge. And being manhandled by 16 little sticky hands just might be the most challenging thing Tonya has ever done.”
Rumors that Tonya is actually only interested in eating the young Gosselin children have been widely disputed. Both Tonya’s representation and TLC have promised defamation of character lawsuits to “anyone who continues to spread such vile accusations.”