Why Are Only 2 of Jon Gosselin’s Kids From ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ in his Christmas Photo?

It’s no secret that Jon and Kate Gosselin are no longer on speaking terms. It’s been over 10 years since they were on their hit show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, together, and it’s also been nine years since their divorce. And while some celebrities go quietly into their legal battles, such was not the case for Jon or Kate. Instead, the public witnessed their legal battles over custody and money, and we saw accusations from both sides that kept the two of them in a bad light.

Today, it seems Jon is trying to repair any damaged relationships he may have with his kids. But we’re all wondering why only two of his kids are in his Christmas photo he posted to Instagram instead of all eight.

The photo only shows Jon with son Collin and daughter Hannah

Jon Gosselin Christmas photo

Jon Gosselin finding a Christmas tree with two of his kids, his girlfriend, and her kids | Jon Gosselin via Instagram

While some may remember Jon Gosselin when he was pursuing a career in DJing and allegedly partying with college kids toward the end of his marriage with Kate, it appears his No. 1 priority now is maintaining a relationship with his kids. In the festive photo he posted, he went looking for the perfect Christmas tree with two of his kids, Hannah and Collin. His girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, and her two kids are also with Jon and his crew.

This isn’t the first time Jon has posted photos with Hannah and Collin — but they seem to be the only kids who see their father anymore. Entertainment Tonight reminds us Kate has full legal custody of the kids and shared physical custody with Jon, but Kate sees her children much more than Jon does. And during a sit-down interview with Jon back in 2016, the publication notes he said he rarely sees all of his kids at once, and the twins, Mady and Cara, refuse to speak to him altogether.

“Regardless of what Mady and Cara said about me, I know they love me,” he mentioned. “I know my mom’s talked to them, so I know maybe there will be a relationship down the road, you know, when they’re adults and they figure out the truth.”

Hannah has reportedly chosen to live with Jon full time

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin | Jon Gosselin via Instagram

While some of Jon and Kate’s kids have spoken out against Jon, there’s one who seems to be on her father’s side. Jon told Entertainment Tonight that he recalls one specific time when Hannah didn’t want to return to Kate’s house after staying with him. “She just didn’t want to go home. She wasn’t getting out of the car, she just had a fear, and I wasn’t going to discuss it at the end [of the] driveway.” Since then, it appears Jon has been fighting to keep Hannah with him full time.

We’ve seen multiple photos of Hannah and Jon together on Instagram, too. People reports she may even be attending a different school than her siblings, as that’s what her back-to-school photo seemed to indicated.

Collin has been away from home for several years

Jon Gosselin with his children

Jon Gosselin with his children | Jon Gosselin via Instagram

As for Collin, he’s another one of the kids that we’ve seen reoccur on Jon’s Instagram alongside Hannah. Entertainment Tonight explains Collin was enrolled in a program for kids with special needs, and that kept him away from home for three years. But now, Us Weekly reports Jon has filed for full legal and physical custody of Collin and wants him to move in with him and Hannah. As one source close to Jon told the publication, “Collin is very intelligent. He was always questioning Kate and talking back. Kate doesn’t like that.”

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