"My job is to take care of my kids," the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star told People. "That's Kate's job, too. One of us will always be with them, regardless of what happens to me and Kate."
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Responding to concerns that the couple's TLC reality show is breaking child labor laws – the Pennsylvania department of labor recently announced an investigation into the show's practices – Jon defended the cameras.
"Exploited? I don't even want to use that word, because I think it's ridiculous," he said. "We're a family that happens to be on TV, not a TV family. We have healthy, happy, well-adjusted, educated kids."
But when it came to questions about his relationship with Kate, under fire since both stars were hit with allegations of affairs, he was less revealing.
"It's a private matter, and we're discussing it privately," he said, though he admitted that audiences would see them on the show both together – and apart.
"Sometimes you'll see Kate and I interview separately, sometimes… together," he said. "It really depends on how things are going. This is a reality show, so you're going to see real emotion."
The drama has made the couple tabloid magnets for weeks – and with strong ratings for "Jon & Kate," the attention shows no signs of waning, something Jon said he's trying to handle.
"I don't know what the future is," Jon said. "How am I going to do it? I'm taking this day by day, hour by hour. I'm going to do what I've always done. I'm going to roll with the punches."