Seems like Jon Gosselin and ex-wife Kate Gosselin, the former stars of the reality television series Jon & Kate Plus 8, have a tumultuous relationship. The couple shares eight kids – twins Mady and Cara, now college-goers, and sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Aaden, Joel, Leah and Alexis – of which two of the sextuplets, Collin and Hannah live with their father Jon with his girlfriend of six years, Colleen. Kate and Jon got a divorce in the year 2009, and that was also the last of the show with Kate Plus 8 taking over the name and show forward.
Jon & Kate Plus 8
The series documented Gosselins’ life, including their eight kids, first airing on April 4, 2007. After a series of public disagreements regarding the continuation of the show and following confrontations, the couple decided to part their ways in 2009. After this, an episode of the dead and buried show Jon & Kate Plus 8 revealed this bitter turn in their relationship.
Later, Jon demanded the show makers stop production in their Pennsylvania property, which then released a series of specials until the year 2017.
The show ran for a total of eleven seasons with a huge success.
Custody of the Kids
After the divorce, Kate was given full custody of the children. However, after almost a decade and Jon getting limited hours with his children, he took to the court again for the custody of his children. He received full custody of Hannah and Collin in the year 2018. Collin was then living in a facility for special children. He directly went to live with his father after his release. Surprisingly, Kate did not appear in the court that day.
During mother’s day in May, Collin shared a post for Colleen, his father’s girlfriend, and not his biological mother, Kate. Later the same month, the sextuplets celebrated their 16th birthday. Both their parents wished them on Instagram.
Talking with Entertainment Tonight, Father Jon spoke out about how he wishes that his children hang out together. He said, “I wish that all my kids would just be together, hang out together, go to the mall,” he told ET. “Just hang out together. Kate and I don’t live that far away from each other, but I feel like there is an invisible wall. (The kids) I should be able to just get together. I have no qualms about it. If they want to go meet each other, go ahead. I feel like it’s more on the other side.”
According to Jon, the couple divorced because he did not want to shoot anymore and live a normal life. Now, after a career in DJ, he is on the frontline teaching doctors to use telemedicine.
He told ET that Kate does not exist for him anymore. The other children do not talk to their father.
We hope that the family goes through a plateau of calm now, after years of tumult and confusion.
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