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Jon Gosselin Reportedly Now Seeking Joint Custody! But Will Kate Plus Court Go Along With His New Plan?
Kate Plus 8… Plus Jon?
Well, that may no longer be the case if Jon Gosselin has any say in the matter — because we're hearing he's seeking joint custody!
As things currently stand, Kate has sole custody of twins Mady and Cara as well as sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah… while Jon only has limited visitation rights.
However, now that it's public knowledge that the father-of-eight hasn't seen his son Collin in 18 months, he's reportedly looking to take Kate to court to change all that!
According to an In Touch source, Jon is looking to lessen his ex's tight grasp on their children, dishing:
Kate Plus 7…
Tuesday night's all new episode of the TLC docuseries marked Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Joel, and Collin's 12th birthday party… which was a little awkward since only 5/6 of the sextuplets were actually there to celebrate!
With 16-year-old twins Mady & Cara Gosselin by her side to help decorate, Kate pulled off a pretty impressive scavenger hunt for her younger kids and their friends.
However, Collin's absence was clearly felt by the entire family… because the mother-of-eight got surprisingly candid while giving cameras an update on his progress, saying:
Kate Gosselin is opening up ahead of Kate Plus 8's fifth season!
Well, to shine more light on the 12-year-old's enrollment in a live-in treatment center for his special needs, the 41-year-old spoke to People, saying:
Kate Gosselin Gets Honest About Collin's Secret Treatment Facility On GMA While Insisting Those CPS Reports Are 'Unfounded!'
Plus one for honesty… maybe?
As you may be aware, Kate Gosselin and her kids — 16-year-old twins Mady & Cara and 12-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, & Leah — are about to enter Season 5 of Kate Plus 8 on TLC.
So, to promote the dysfunctional docuseries, the matriarch stopped by Good Morning America on Monday to get real about everything… but mostly just about Jon Gosselin and Collin.
Speaking to Amy Robach, the mother-of-eight vehemently denied those Child Protective Services reports while updating us on Collin's live-in treatment center, saying:
Kate Gosselin was reportedly under investigation for alleged child abuse earlier this year.
As you know, the 41-year-old opened up about having to send her son Collin, who has special needs, to a treatment facility to "help him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be" back in August.
Life & Style is now claiming that a source has come forward saying the 12-year-old admitted to a staff member that he had suffered abuse at the hands of his mother:
"Collin said something to the facility's staff and it was reported to Children and Youth Services [CYS], which started an official probe."
The supposed insider continued:
"The police later notified Collin's dad, Jon, that a child abuse investigation was opened."
And that isn't the only allegation against the Kate Plus 8 star.
A person claiming to be a former nanny for the famous family told the outlet that Kate often got "physical" with 16-year-old twins Mady and Cara:
"Kate would spank her kids, especially the twins. The spanking was open-handed and was to discipline them if they wouldn't listen, but the kids would just cry more. They were scared. This would happen a few times a week."
We're really hoping this isn't true!
We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
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Kate Gosselin Is Back & More 'Insane' Than Ever! Watch The Kids Call Out Mommy's Bad Behavior In Kate Plus 8 Season 5 Sneak Peek!
More like Kate TEN Plus!!!
The quick clip basically centers on 16-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 12-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah's daily dealings with momma Gosselin's "over-dramatic" and "insane" parenting style.
But in addition to clearly being embarrassed by the 41-year-old matriarch on the reg, Cara and Mady also admitted that the kids don't even like playing party games with their mom, saying:
It seems there's no lack of drama when it comes to Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin.
The formerly married couple are making headlines again as it's recently been revealed by InTouch that the momma of eight made shocking allegations against her ex in April of 2015.
According to their obtainment of police reports, Kate called the cops five times in three days over claims the reality TV star turned DJ "kidnapped" their daughter Hannah from school, was using his job as a "front to sell narcotics", "frequently" drank alcohol around the kids, and was being "suspicious" around their 10-year-old daughter.
Additionally, the 41-year-old claimed fearing he would engage her in a "hostile dispute."
One insider explained of the situation: