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Jon Gosselin reveals last time he talked to Kate and estranged kids

In a recent interview, Jon Gosselin opened up about his strained relationship with some of his children and his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin. He revealed that he hasn’t spoken to his daughters Mady and Cara in over a decade, and his other children Joel, Aaden, Leah, and Alexis for five years. Jon explained that he is no longer in contact with them as they are now adults, and he doesn’t even have their phone numbers. He mentioned that his daughter Hannah has been living with him, along with their son Collin, who recently joined the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jon expressed his frustration, stating that he has tried to reach out to his estranged children multiple times, but his attempts have been unsuccessful. He also disclosed that he hasn’t spoken to Kate since 2018 and feels alienated from their eight children. The couple shares sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Leah, Alexis, Aaden, Joel, as well as twin sisters Mady and Cara. They gained fame through their reality TV show, “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” which aired from 2007 to 2009.

The family has faced controversy in recent years, particularly surrounding Collin’s estrangement. Kate sent him to a behavioral institution when he was 12, citing “special needs” as the reason. However, Collin accused his mother of being abusive and expressed a desire to reconnect with his siblings. Unfortunately, the siblings living with Kate have chosen not to have a relationship with Collin.

Collin has expressed his willingness to give his siblings time and space to reach out to him on their own terms, without him forcing the reconciliation. Mady, on the other hand, has made it clear that she is not interested in rebuilding her relationship with Collin and does not wish to discuss the matter further.

Jon Gosselin revealed in a new interview that he hasn’t talked to some of his estranged children in ten years and his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, in five years.

“I haven’t talked to Mady and Cara for, oh I don’t even know, over a decade. And then I haven’t talked to Joel, Aaden, Leah and Alexis for five years,” the patriarch told “Entertainment Tonight” in a story published Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Collin – who recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps – and daughter Hannah have been living with him instead of their mom, Kate.

“At this point, they’re adults now. So, I mean, I don’t even know their phone numbers or stuff,” Jon said. “Hannah went down there and talked to them … I’ve kind of just stuck with the kids that live here.”

The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star explained he “can’t do anything” to try and reconcile until his kids “stop believing in one side of the story.”


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Jon Gosselin has revealed the last time he talked to his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, and six of his estranged kids.
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The Gosselin children posing together
Jon shared that he hasn’t talked to six of his children in at least five years.
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Kate Gosselin posing with her children
The reality TV alum claimed he doesn’t even have all of his children’s phone numbers.
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“I’ve tried to reach out to them and it has failed numerous times,” Jon, 46, claimed.

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As for his estranged wife, the reality TV alum has kept his distance and doubled down that she has continued to “alienate” him from their eight children.

“I don’t talk to Kate,” Jon – who recently went public with his girlfriend, Stephanie Lebo, after two years together – said. “I haven’t heard her voice since 2018.”


Cara Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Mady Gosselin sitting on a stage
Meanwhile, Jon hasn’t spoken to Kate in five years either.
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The exes share 19-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Leah, Alexis, Aaden and Joel, in addition to 22-year-old twin sisters Mady and Cara.

The family starred in the TLC series “Jon & Kate Plus 8” from 2007 to 2009 and later the “Kate Plus 8” spin-off after Jon and Kate got divorced.

They have been in the headlines recently after several damning claims were made in Vice’s bombshell documentary “Jon & Kate Plus 8: Family Circus.”

Much of the doc centered around Collin’s estrangement after Kate, 48, sent him to live in a behavioral institution when he was just 12 years old because he allegedly had “special needs.”


Jon Gosselin posing with Hannah and Collin Gosselin
Jon only keeps in touch with daughter Hannah and son Collin.
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However, Collin accused his mom of shipping him off after he told people she was being “abusive” to him.

Since then, the kids who live with Kate have not spoken to Collin.


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“They don’t talk to Collin,” Hannah reaffirmed in the Vice doc. “They decided to not have a relationship with him.”

In November 2022, Collin shared that he would like to reconnect with his siblings, but he did not want to force it.


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The family has been in headlines over the last few months after a documentary about their lives aired on Vice.
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Collin has also been estranged from six of his siblings for years.
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“I want to respect their space and their time and respect how they feel about everything, so I’m kind of just waiting for the day that they reach out,” he previously told “Entertainment Tonight.”

“I don’t want to reach out. I don’t want to invade their space,” Collin added. “I’d rather just let them do it on their own terms.”

Mady later responded to Collin’s claims and emphasized that she is not interested in “further conversation” about “rebuilding” her relationship with him.

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