America's leading reality TV couple JON and KATE GOSSELIN are to divorce.
The Jon Kate Plus Eight stars hit the headlines earlier this year when reports suggested they were to split after 10 years of marriage and eight kids, but the pair refused to address the developing stories prior to the launch of the new season of their family show last month.
They have rarely appeared together on camera for the new season, and reports of strained relations have continued amid tabloid rumours of alleged infidelity.
Prior to news breaking about the pair's plans to divorce, reports suggested Jon Gosselin had moved out of the family home in Pennsylvania and was looking for an apartment in New York.
People.com reports the Gosselins filed papers for divorce on Monday at the Bucks County Courtroom in Pennsylvania.
The couple was planning to make a major announcement during their next Jon Kate Plus Eight episode. It is expected that this announcement will concern their divorce plans.