Jon Gosselin Says Kate Has Had ‘Zero’ Contact With Son Collin Since Losing Custody

The TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 went off the air years ago, but the drama continues even to this day. The couple went through one of the most bitter divorces in reality TV history – and that’s saying a lot. First made famous for having 8 children – a set of twins and then a set of sextuplets – now the two are parenting separately, though not necessarily equally.

It can be difficult to determine fact from fiction and rumor from truth with the Gosselin drama. Since Jon and Kate despise each other now, there’s plenty of “he said, she said.” But it’s becoming clear that something strange is going on when it comes to the matter of their kids.

Jon Gosselin with his son and daughter
Jon Gosselin won the custody battle over his son, Collin. | Jon Gosselin via Instagram

Why did Kate Gosselin lose custody of her son Collin?

Typically, children with divorced parents stay in the care of their mother (though that’s certainly not a requirement). When they first split, Kate had custody of all eight of their children and even continued documenting their lives in the spinoff series Kate Plus 8, which aired from 2007 to 2017.

What happened next is a little blurry. In November 2016, Jon and Kate agreed to enroll their son, Collin, into an in-patient facility as a way of handling his “special needs” and educational challenges. It seemed like a joint decision at the time, but now Jon Gosselin is going back on his original ideas and saying Collin doesn’t truly have special needs at all.

He filed for custody of his son in November 2018 and Collin came home to Jon’s house for good a month later. Jon and Kate’s daughter Hannah also lives with him, while all the other kids are still with their mom.

Is Kate still in contact with Collin?

Jon Gosselin recently posted a photo on Instagram which showed off what a fun time he was having with Collin. “Great weekend with Collin and Colleen,” he wrote in the caption. “Philly Auto Show and The beach!!!!”

One fan commented and said, ““He looks great! I do wonder though why Kate never shares pictures of him as if she never even sees or spends time with him. You’re a great dad!” 

But then when someone tried to defend Kate by saying, “You don’t know that off social media and cameras that she didn’t go and see her son or how often she does,” Jon had a quick response.

“ZERO,” he said about how much time Collin and Kate see each other. Yikes.

Does Collin really have special needs?

Kate Gosselin has always been vague about her son Collin’s diagnosis, saying in an interview with People, “[There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.” 

But now Jon is claiming he doesn’t have special needs at all. One fan asked the question, “I’d love to know if he actually has ‘special needs,’ or if he just didn’t deal Kate’s BS like we all suspect.”

And Jon responded with a clear answer, saying, “he is not on any spectrum or special needs.”

Will Kate ever see Collin again, or is he content to just hang out with his dad now? Anything is possible.