Jon Gosselin Says Coparenting Won’t ‘Ever Exist’ With Ex-Wife Kate
Separate lives. Jon Gosselin revealed exclusively to Us Weekly that he doesn’t believe he and former wife Kate Gosselin will “ever” be able to coparent their eight children.
The Jon and Kate Plus 8 alum, 42, opened about his family life with Kate and their twin daughters, Madelyn and Cara, 18, and sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Aaden and Joel, 15, during a Victoria’s Voice event in Las Vegas on Friday, October 25.
“I don’t think coparenting is ever going to exist between us because we are never going to see eye to eye,” Jon explained. “We have completely different parenting styles and she still wants to film, but I’m never going to sign work permits. That already went to court and I won but she went against my legal rights.”
Jon went on to explain that while he has custody of Collin and Hannah, he rarely gets to visit his other six children and has little-to-no relationship with them due to Kate’s interference.
“I agree [that they are my children] but their mother [Kate] puts roadblocks all the way,” the DJ told Us. “So, at this point I’ve agreed that as long as Hannah and Collin still talk to their siblings and the kids can interact with each other, then that’s fine with me. I’ll go along. And I don’t have no direct contact as of right now.”
Jon and Kate tied the knot in 1999 and welcomed Madelyn and Cara in 2001. The sextuplets were born in 2004 and the family began filming Jon and Kate Plus 8 three years later. Jon left the show in 2009 amid his divorce from Kate, 44. He now says that the hit TLC series has become a cautionary tale for fans.