Source: Kate and Jon Gosselin Finished Fighting Over the Kids

Jon and Kate Gosselin

Brian Prahl/Splash News Online

11/22/2009 AT 3:00 PM ET

With lingering anger and bitterness, the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin is all but dissolved after Saturday’s all-day mediation hearing in Pennsylvania, a source close to Kate tells PEOPLE.

“This was the proceeding that essentially ended their marriage,” says the source.”Kate is just relieved that a very painful chapter of her life is nearly over, and she is looking forward to building a better, brighter future for herself and her kids.”

During the hearing, Jon “didn’t dispute Kate having primary custody of the kids,” says the source, which came as no surprise to Kate.


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