We'd think she would be close with her family for her kids.
But that apparently is not the case!
Kate Gosselin's sister Kendra Wilber, who was featured on Jon and Kate Plus 8 a few times, is talking publicly for the first time ever to speak about her and Kate's relationship.
Or rather their lack of a relationship!
The sis claims that she hasn't heard or seen neither Kate nor her eight children since 2007. And it's not just her! Kate hasn't talked to her whole family!
In a recent interview, it's very clear that Kendra is hurt that she hasn't seen her sister and her nieces and nephews for more than 6 years, as she said:
“Kate does not speak to her family at all. It is very painful… The last time we saw and spoke with her it was in our church parking lot. That was years ago, I have lost track of time."
Although there was no specific incident that set Kate adrift from her family - the sister believes Kate got mad at them when they tried to talk about her kids and the reality show.
“I guess we weren’t totally on board with what was going on with the kids, I guess we weren’t excited enough for her and were concerned about her family.”
Kendra Wilber doesn't understand why Kate has abandoned her family, but she suspects it is because Kate feels they don't fit in the life that she's aspiring to.
”Years later the divorce came about and we had every right to be. But there was no conversation and no argument. I guess we have our own life and she wants a big life and we don’t fit in. We are just normal everyday people and she doesn’t want us to be part of her life.”
Wow! That's so sad!
If Kate Gosselin doesn't want to be involved with her family that's one thing.
But it seems kind of mean to deprive her children of their love!
It seems like eight children would love to get to know their aunt and all of their cousins, no?
Hopefully a reunion can happen in the near future!
[Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.]
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