'Jon & Kate Plus 8': Jon Reveals What He's Learned About Kate After 10 Years Apart
Jon Gosselin of the hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8 is opening up about his relationship with Kate and his children. Although he has learned a lot, there are some harsh realities that he hasn't come to terms with.
Jon Gosselin Reflects On Time Since Divorce From Kate
Jon and Kate Gosselin have been in the public eye ever since the pair had sextuplets after having twins. Their multiplying family became popular through the TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Unfortunately, fame seemed to take a toll on the marriage and the two divorced in 2010.
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I love these kids fiercely.. and I don't apologize for my tears. Times have been so tough and so needlessly unfair for them. Despite it all, they've turned out to be such wonderful amazing human beings. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for each of them once they get away from those who have tried to destroy them versus protect them! #KatePlus8 @tlc
Unfortunately, the family is still divided. Only 2 of their children, Hannah and Collin live with Jon, the older twins Mady and Cara are at college and the rest of the sextuplets, Leah, Joel, Alexis, and Aaden live with Kate. "I wish that all my kids would just be together, hang out together, go to the mall."
"Kate and I don't live that far away from each other but I feel like there is an invisible wall," he explained of why the 2 mini families have not gotten together. Jon shifts the blame of why the children don't spend time together to his ex-wife when he says: "I feel like it's more on the other side."
Jon Gosselin On Relationship With Ex-Wife Kate Gosselin
When asked if he and Kate are in contact, apparently there is no co-parenting at all. "I don't hear from Kate. It's just totally like that person doesn't exist anymore."
For now, Jon is happy with the place he is in, more stable and with his girlfriend of six years Colleen Conrad. He claims he is more mature now and that is why this relationship is more successful.
Jon admitted he recently took his ex-wife to court for filming with their kids without the proper work permits, saying "I think she would have done the same if I filmed with my kids without her written consent."
Jon is sadly estranged from 6 of his 8 children for his reckless and ostracizing past behavior but that did not stop him from wishing his sextuplets a happy birthday. Check out Jon and Kate's birthday dedications here:
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Happy 16th Birthday to my half a dozen 'Hershey Kisses', as they were called at birth! I love you so much! You're 6 of the sweetest things to happen to my life! Thanks for making every Mother's Day extra memorable! (They requested 'junk cereals' for their birthday lunch (?!) so I got a bit carried away, as usual, and got them 21 different kinds! #Teenagers #AreFun #Sweet16 #HappyBirthdayMyBabies