Former baby actuality star Collin Gosselin is now 18 years previous and says he hasn’t been in touch along with his mom or the majority of his siblings for years.
“I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family,” the teenager not too long ago advised “Entertainment Tonight.” “I think it tore us apart.”
The youthful Gosselin is talking out about his estrangement and the drama surrounding his household, which discovered fame on the TLC collection “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”
Years in the past, Kate Gosselin went public about placing Collin, one in every of her sextuplets, in a facility as a result of she mentioned he had “special needs.”
That got here after her contentious divorce from Jon Gosselin.
The Gosselins’ collection, which premiered in 2007, centered on their life elevating sextuplets and twin daughters.
The present ultimately turned referred to as “Kate Plus 8” after the couple divorced in 2009, with episodes that aired on and off between 2010 and 2017. (TLC is owned by CNN’s father or mother firm, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Jon Gosselin ultimately was granted custody of Collin, who lives along with his sister Hannah, at their father’s dwelling.
However Collin Gosselin mentioned his relationship along with his mom Kate is nonexistent.
“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t have a relationship,” he mentioned. “I think every son wants to have a relationship with their mom. But I’m doing very well.”
He additionally mentioned he has not spoken with the 4 different sextuplets – Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah – or their 22-year-old sisters, twins Cara and Mady, in 5 or 6 years.
“I want to respect their space and their time and respect how they feel about everything,” he mentioned. “So I’m kind of just waiting for the day that they reach out.”
CNN has reached out to reps for Kate Gosselin for remark. She is about to look in a brand new actuality collection “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” through which she and different celebs compete as a part of a particular forces coaching camp.