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Jon Gosselin Says He's 'Not Really Communicating' With Six Of His Children Right Now

Jon Gosselin speaks about his poor relationship with six of his children

For the most part, things aren’t going Jon Gosselin‘s way — at least, not when it comes to (most of) his kids.

The 43-year-old reality TV alum spoke with ET on Sunday, revealing a little bit about his day-to-day situation with his eight children that he shares with ex-wife Kate Gosselin. And even though two of them are particularly close to Jon — and his new girlfriend — it sounds like the other six really have no relationship with him at all. Sad!

Related: Jon Says He ‘Bankrupted Himself’ Trying To Divorce Kate…

Speaking about twins Madelyn and Cara, both now 19 years old and in college, and now-16-year-old sextuplets AadenLeahAlexisHannahJoel, and Collin, Jon noted he wanted to be clear that he was “not stopping them” from having a good relationship with each other if the kids so desired. He simply has really bonded with the two in his custody — Hannah and Collin — while simultaneously being prevented from building really any relationship with the other six.

Speaking to the outlet about the matter at home, the former Jon and Kate Plus 8 alum noted (below):

“I’m not stopping them from coming together. [Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden] aren’t talking to me, but they’re talking to Hannah. I don’t get involved now with what the kids … it’s what the kids want to do. If they don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine, as long as they keep up with their sibling connections. Eventually, if they come around and they want to talk to me, that’s cool. It wouldn’t have to be lovey-dovey. Just like, ‘How you guys doing? Where are you going to college?’ Maybe call me for advice.”

Of course, Jon and Kate’s high-profile divorce and the ugly aftermath of their split way back in 2009 may have something to do with all that. At the time, Kate was granted full legal custody with the two parents each given shared physical custody.

Over time, tensions started to become more evident, though, as many of the children turned away from Jon; Collin later turned to his dad after his mother sent him away to live at a special needs school against his wishes. Soon thereafter, Hannah joined him, and now the two 16-year-olds live with Jon and longtime girlfriend Colleen Conrad (pictured with Jon, above).

It doesn’t appear as though things will be getting any better for the father of eight and his children any time soon, though. In that same interview with ET, he said his last visit with all eight of them was “not good,” and added:

“It was just … a lot going on. Like, forced custody and all that kind of stuff … and Kate … It’s just like that person doesn’t exist anymore.”


What do U make of all the long-standing family drama here, Perezcious readers?? Do U think Jon will EVER have a relationship with the majority of his children or is this the way it’s destined to be forever?

Sound OFF about the whole thing down in the comments (below)…

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May 18, 2020 09:55am PDT