In the latest sit-down interview with Gosselin on Dr. Oz, Jon reveals that twins Cara and Mady, both 20, along with 16-year-old Leah, Alexis, Joel, and Aadenno no longer speak to him anymore. In addition, they have stopped communicating with siblings Collin and Hannah, who currently live with him and girlfriend Colleen Conrad.
Gosselin said it’s been two years since he’s spoken to his estranged children.
He pointed the finger at ex-wife Kate Gosselin for the lack of communication, sharing how the “parent alienation and now sibling alienation” are the reason for their estrangement.
Jon added, “And now they’re shunning Hannah and Colin.” He speculated that Kate is “intervening” in the siblings’ relationship, but did not go into the possible motivation behind her alleged actions.
He also revealed that Kate doesn’t speak to Hannah or Collin, nor did she contact them to share that she was selling their childhood home. The family purchased a Pennsylvania farmhouse in 2008 when the sextuplets were just 4 years old.
Jon alleged that he learned about their former marital home being listed for $1.2 million through word of mouth prior to informing Collin and Hannah.
“I told Hannah and she was super upset,” he shared. “She was pretty much upset that that was her childhood home, her mother selling it, didn’t even call her to say, ‘Hey, do you want any of your stuff or anything? Hey, I need to sell this house.’ There is no contact.”
Jon also touched on growing discord between the siblings in February, describing the family dynamic as “very tumultuous.” At the time, he said Collin was not on speaking terms with his siblings but Hannah was.
In the interim, Kate has accused Jon of being a “violent and abusive person,” especially towards Collin. The County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services notified Kate of an open investigation into an alleged violent incident between Jon and Collin that took place in early September.
Jon’s rep denied the allegations, in a statement.
“Jon has never abused Collin,” the rep revealed to E! News. “No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation. Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.”
In response to learning of the case, Kate revealed to People, “I don’t want my children around him. Enough is enough.”
Back in 2018, Jon was awarded temporary sole legal and physical custody of Collin following the teen’s release from an out-of-state educational program, where he had been living since 2016.
Hannah also lives with Jon.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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