Jon Gosselin, former star of TLC’s reality TV series Jon and Kate Plus 8, said that his ex-wife Kate Gosselin won’t tell him the whereabouts of his son Colin. The DJ and estranged father of eight said that he is considering taking legal action in a new Jon and Kate custody battle and he is hoping to regain some of his parental rights.
Gosselin sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight just two weeks after a report revealed that Kate was investigated for child abuse earlier this year. The shocking allegations came after Kate opened up in the press about her son Colin. She revealed that Colin, who is a sextuplet, has special needs and is “enrolled in a program that is helping him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be,” People reported in August.
But Kate refused to let Jon know about their son’s whereabouts, and he even said his other children—together, Jon and Kate have 12-year-old sextuplets Collin, Aaden, Joel, Leah, Hannah and Alexis and 16-year-old twin daughters Cara and Mady—don’t know where their sibling is either.
“No one knows where he is, like I don’t even know,” Jon said in the video interview. “I have an idea where he is but I don’t really know like where he is. Kate says that Colin is in a special school for special needs kids with behavioral problems.”
Jon said that he’s texted Kate multiple times asking about where Colin is currently staying, but Kate doesn’t respond to his messages. The only time Kate answers a text from her ex-husband is when they’re discussing their custody agreement. Jon even offered to send his ex-wife a text message while the cameras were rolling, which is exactly what he did.
“’I’ve been wanted to ask are you ever gonna tell me where Colin is,’” Jon said reading his text message to Kate outloud. “She won’t respond.”
He also revealed that he thinks Kate’s reason for deliberately keeping his kids away from him is money-driven. He says she’s afraid that if he were to gain joint physical and legal custody of their eight children, he would immediately refuse to allow them to film on their popular TLC Jon and Kate Plus 8 spinoff Kate Plus 8 which is set to premiere next week. If the children aren’t allowed to film for the series, Kate would be out of a paycheck.
Watch a clip from Jon’s interview above.
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