‘OutDaughtered’: Adam Busby Just Said He and Danielle Busby Are Nothing Like Jon and Kate Gosselin
There are plenty of TLC families we know and love, and the Busbys are certainly up there. Adam and Danielle Busby share what their lives are like parenting six kids — five quintuplets and one older daughter — on OutDaughtered. The Busby quints are particularly unique since they’re the only set of all-female quintuplets in the U.S., too.
The Busbys are far from the only big family featured on TLC, too. We can’t forget Jon and Kate Gosselin from Jon & Kate Plus 8 who famously had a set of twins and sextuplets. Unfortunately, Jon and Kate are still at each other’s throats a decade after their divorce. And Adam just assured his fans on Instagram that he and Danielle are nothing like the infamous Jon and Kate.
Jon Gosselin recently resurfaced to talk about Kate Gosselin on ‘Dr. Oz’
They may have divorce back in 2009, but Jon and Kate Gosselin are still at odds. While Jon quit reality TV after Jon & Kate Plus 8 ended, Kate has continued on with shows like Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and her own dating show, Kate Plus Date. While Kate thinks she’s doing her best as a parent, Jon begs to differ — and he even appeared on The Dr. Oz Show on Nov. 18 to slam Kate and her parenting tactics.
“I believe her intentions in the beginning were good intentions, bringing kids into the world. That she fought to have these kids,” Entertainment Tonight reports Jon told Dr. Oz on the show. “But I think once fame and money got involved it twisted her belief system.” Jon also said that he’s been trying to get his kids off of television for years, but Kate’s too attached to the small screen to give it all up.
As for where their family stands now, two of the sextuplets, Hannah and Collin, are in Jon’s care, while the rest of the children are with Kate. Mady and Cara, the older twins are off to college, also refuse to speak to Jon.
Adam and Danielle Busby have been compared to the Gosselins before
Considering the number of kids both the Busbys and the Gosselins have, some may compare the two families and worry that Adam and Danielle will suffer a fate like Jon and Kate. And OutDaughtered fans have even taken to Instagram to warn Adam and Danielle that they’ll end up like the infamous exes.
While Adam and Danielle don’t fight often, a few scenes from the show had fans concerned that Danielle was becoming overbearing like Kate. Danielle once called Adam “careless” for not following through with a vasectomy appointment. And she also got mad at Adam when he took on a new job without telling her all the details.
“From the beginning of this show I use to say I hope they don’t get like Jon & Kate [sic],” one fan commented on a video clip from OutDaughtered.
Another wrote, “TLC ruined Jon and Kate like horribly and I just wouldnt want to see them get broken like that [sic].”
In regards to Danielle specifically, another fan commented, “Danielle is demanding and doesn’t care about her husband being the sole provider. They’re starting to be the new Jon and Kate.”
Adam Busby said he’s nothing like Jon Gosselin
So, do fans have to worry about Danielle and Adam falling into the same misery Jon and Kate experienced due to reality TV fame? It looks like Adam is totally aware of the comments his fans are making, as he’s remarked on the warnings.
“Sure hope ya’ll can watch the Jon Gosselin interview with Dr. Oz. We love your show, but it does make you ask BIG questions,” one fan commented on a photo of Adam and his daughter, Riley.
To that, Adam answered, “we aren’t them. Not even close….”
It’s nice to see Adam and Danielle are aware of this comparison and still motivated to work together to make their relationship work despite the stress of fame and parenthood. And we’re confident they have what it takes to navigate reality TV while also raising their daughters in a loving, supportive environment!
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