JON Gosselin claims in a new interview that his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, is forbidding their son Collin from spending time with their other children.
The 42-year-old father, who has custody of 15-year-olds Collin and Hannah, reveals the relationship between all of their eight kids is “tumultuous” right now.
He opened up about the family drama on Alec Lace’s First Class Fatherhood podcast on Tuesday, explaining it’s only the sextuplet son he has guardianship over that’s being banned.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 alum alleged: “There is no contact between Collin and his other siblings.
“There is contact between Hannah and the other siblings.
“So the problem right now is we have parent alienation and we have sibling alienation.”
In two different 2018 legal battles, Jon won custody of Hannah and then Collin, the latter of whom "Kate has no contact with."
His son came to live with him permanently after he was released from a special needs facility Kate placed him in in 2016.
Jon shares on the podcast that he’s going to do what he can to reunite the siblings, including working with a therapist.
He says: “I’m trying to get family therapy through Collin and Hannah’s therapist.
“So that therapist can talk to the other siblings and try to find some common ground, because I think it’s super important.”
He’s hoping the kids’ impending ability to drive will help alleviate matters.
The 42-year-old explains: “What I’m waiting for is my two kids who live with me — when they drive — they have every right to drive to their siblings’ school and pick the kids up and Kate can’t stop them.
“I’m hoping that will break down a lot of tension between the siblings.”
The mother of eight was found in contempt of court after filming her and Jon’s kids for a Kate Plus 8 special without his written permission, which was required by a previous court ruling.
The two married in 1999 and starred on Jon & Kate Plus 8 together from 2007 until their divorce in 2009, upon which the show was renamed, simply, Kate Plus 8.
Jon has been dating his current girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, since 2014.
Do you have a story for The US Sun team?