Jon has been speaking out about his relationship with his ex-wife since a court-ordered gag order was lifted this year.
Jon Gosselin Says Kate Was an “Unfit Mother”
The dad of eight recently appeared on Dr. Oz, saying Kate is an “unfit mother.” Currently, six of the children live with Kate, while Hannah and Collin, 15, live with Jon. “I believe her belief system is skewed,” Jon said.
Earlier this fall, Jon claimed Kate had been playing psychological games with the children in an effort to make them hate their father. He also claimed that she forced their son Collin into a mental health facility.
Dr. Oz asked Jon during the interview if he noticed any behavioral changes in Kate while they were filming. “I didn’t really notice those personality disorders till after filming, fame and money and I think fame is worse than money,” he responded.
“Fame’s different only because fame, things are given to you, you’re held to a higher standard, you’re put on a pedestal, the attention, and it’s almost like a drug, like an addiction, and once you have that and that lifestyle, you can see certain tendencies in people are just it feeds and feeds and feeds,” he continued.
When Jon left the show after separating from Kate, he was sued for breach of contract. “I pretty much bankrupted myself,” he told Dr. Oz.
Kate continues to appear on reality TV, while Jon is now a successful DJ and in a serious relationship with girlfriend Colleen.
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