We wondered how he would feel about this, and we seem to have gotten an answer!
The response is NOT a surprise!
It was announced recently that Kate Gosselin and her eight children would be returning to TLC for a reality one hour special of the show Kate Plus Eight that will air in June.
According to Kate, her children are "extremely excited" about the opportunity to film again. She said:
"They cheered like crazy. It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow. Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."
However, Jon Gosselin is definitely not cheering about this news. He actually thinks it's a pretty terrible idea.
Here's what a source said:
"He thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids. Jon feels he has his kids' best interest at heart."
Unfortunately Kate doesn't need permission from Jon to have her kids be on the show, and she probably doesn't care about how her ex feels anyway! Here's what a source said:
"Jon didn't have to give his consent for their kids to tape the TLC special. Kate's not obligated to tell him anything."
Which means that Jon will have to watch, or choose not to watch, his ex and his kids — twins Cara, Mady plus the sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel all make their return without him!
Considering how vocal Jon's been against his kids being on television, we can't help but wonder if this is a direct gesture towards him!
As for Kate's feelings about her ex husband's opinions? She recently said:
"I mean, everybody is entitled to their opinions. I don't let it bother me or affect me that much. I'm led by my gut, my heart, and doing what I've always set out to do as a parent."
She's determined to do what she thinks is best, whether other people feel she is right or wrong.
Maybe there's a way for him to work something out with his ex? Seems pretty unlikely at this point!
[Image via TNYF/WENN.]
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