When Is the Last Time Kate Gosselin Talked to ‘Troubled’ Son Collin Gosselin?
It’s been over a decade since Jon and Kate Gosselin appeared together in Jon & Kate Plus 8, but the couple has managed to stay in the public eye since then. From very-public court battles over the kids to Kate never truly leaving reality TV, Jon, Kate, and their sextuplets and twins have proven they have serious staying power with an audience. And they’re not done yet, either. More recently, the trailer for Kate’s new dating show, Kate Plus Date, released.
Anyone who’s been following the Gosselins knows their family is completely divided. And it appears Kate hasn’t talked to her “troubled” son, Collin, in quite some time since he now lives with Jon. Here’s how long it’s been since Kate and Collin have connected.
Jon Gosselin has had custody of Collin Gosselin since the end of 2018
It’s hard to believe the sextuplets we remember as toddlers on Jon & Kate Plus 8 are now 15. Oddly enough, four of them plus the twins live with Kate, while two live with Jon. Hannah decided on her own that she wished to live with Jon a few years back, but Collin’s tale is a bit murkier. People reports Jon attained temporary sole custody of Collin in December 2018 after Kate failed to show up to court.
We’ve heard a lot about Collin through Kate’s lens over the years. He was allegedly a more difficult child for Jon and Kate to deal with, resulting in his removal from school back in 2010. Kate then placed him in a facility for “special needs,” which she talked with People about in 2016. “Collin has special needs,” she said at the time. “This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this. By the same token, it’s not something that has only impacted me or him – our entire family has been impacted.”
Both Jon and Kate wish the family wasn’t so divided
Collin stopped attending his school for special needs once he was in Jon’s care — and Jon had a lot of his fans wondering how legitimate Collin’s needs were in the first place. Either way, it’s clear the family’s still quite divided. And it seems neither Jon and Kate are happy about it. Not only do two of the kids live with Jon currently, but it seems the twins, Mady and Cara, are still not on speaking terms with him, and he rarely sees the other four sextuplets.
An insider recently told HollywoodLife of Kate when the sextuplets were celebrating their birthday, “She wishes all of her sextuplet kids woke up under her roof on their birthday together. … She’s very encouraging to all of the children to maintain a relationship with their siblings even though they have chosen to live elsewhere.” The insider then added that Kate still thinks she’s “close” with Hannah and Collin despite rarely, if ever, seeing them.
As for Jon, he also wishes things were different for him and his kids. The insider told HollywoodLife of the six kids who live with Kate, “He knows they want nothing to do with him and of course, that makes him sad. He feels he’s done all he can and maybe when they’re older things will change.”
When’s the last time Kate spoke with Collin?
So, when’s the last time Kate and Collin actually spoke? According to Radar Online, an insider claimed Kate hasn’t made any effort to reach out to Collin now that he’s in Jon’s care. Since Jon was awarded custody around last Christmas, that marks five months.
As the source said, “Collin doesn’t want to see Kate, and so he has not. Kate has not tried reaching out since he left the facility.” And fans may remember when Jon also made a comment about Kate’s lack of involvement with Collin via Instagram last February. When one fan asked Jon on Instagram if Kate has had any contact with Collin, he verified that there’s been “zero.”
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