Collin Gosselin — the estranged son of Kate Gosselin — has given a rare interview.
The 18-year-old told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that his mother left him in a “dark place” after institutionalizing him twice, first at 13 years old. He also alleged that the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 tore his family apart.
Who are Jon and Kate Gosselin?
Jon and Kate starred in the TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8, which documented the birth of their sextuplets while raising a set of twins. The series ran until 2009, when the couple went through a messy, public divorce. It continued until 2017 as Kate Plus 8.
Why did Jon and Kate Gosselin divorce?
Which children does Kate Gosselin have custody of?
Kate has custody of Alexis, Aaden, Leah and Joel. The elder twins, Mady and Cara, remain in contact with their mom as well.
Which children does Jon Gosselin have custody of?
Jon has custody of Hannah and Collin. Hannah revealed in May that she speaks to her mother on a regular basis.
Why is Collin Gosselin estranged from Kate Gosselin?
In 2016, Kate revealed she sent Collin away to a program for children with behavioral issues. Collin told Entertainment Tonight that he spent his 13th and 14th birthdays there.
“I was in a dark place mentally,” Collin told Entertainment Tonight on Monday. “I think being in a place like that does more damage than it helps you.”
Why does Collin Gosselin live with his dad?
Collin said that he felt silenced during the experience. In the interview, he described the narrative Kate created about him being “special needs” as false.
While he was in the program, he wrote a letter to his dad. Jon then fought for custody of Collin in 2018 and was granted such when Kate and her lawyers did not appear at a court hearing.
“After being there, I didn’t have a relationship with her,” Collin said.
Will Collin Gosselin reunite with his mother?
Collin acknowledged in the interview that it would be “ideal” to repair things with Kate.
“I think every son wants to have a relationship with their mom. But I’m doing very well,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
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