Collin Gosselin a reality TV star who made his debut while still in the womb is talking about how the exposure has changed his life.
Collin Gosselin Discusses How ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ Torn His Family Apart
Gosselin appeared in the early 2000s reality series “Jon & Kate Plus 8” on Discovery Health and TLC. His parents, Jon and Kate Gosselin, Collin’s five brothers, and his two older sisters, the Mady and Cara twins, were on the program. After Jon and Kate’s divorce in 2009, the show continued under the moniker “Kate Plus 8” until 2017. In a rare interview with Entertainment Tonight on Monday, Collin was candid about his thoughts on the program.
“I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family. I think it tore us apart,” he told ET. “It gave us less time to actually be together as a family [and] more time to be in the public eye.”
When Collin was 12 years old, Kate revealed to People that she had made the decision to institutionalize him.
“Collin has special needs,” Kate said at the time, adding that Collin received “a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.” She added: “This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this. By the same token, it’s not something that has only impacted me or him — our entire family has been impacted.”
Collin, who has lived with his father Jon since his stay in the facility, told ET he believed he didn’t belong there in the first place. When the outlet brought up Kate’s former quotes during his interview, he said it was “unfortunate that that’s how my mom phrased me as a person.” “I hope that If we met again one day she would understand that that’s not the case,” he said.
“After being there, I didn’t have a relationship with her,” Collin said of Kate. “Even before [being] there, I don’t think we had much of a relationship and I think that just kept tearing it even more down.”
Before sending Collin away, Kate mentioned his behavior issues. He and his fellow sextuplet Alexis reportedly left their Pennsylvania private school in 2010. RadarOnline sources claim that the two were violent toward both adults and students.
Collin told ET reconciling with his mother would be “ideal.” “I think every son wants to have a relationship with their mom,” he told the outlet. “But I’m doing very well.”
Jon was granted full custody of Collin in 2018 when Kate and her legal team did not show up to a hearing. This past May, Hannah, another sextuplet, told ET she was living with Jon and Collin.
She told the outlet her reason for moving in with Jon was because she’s “always been closer with my dad and we’ve always had a strong, good relationship.” “But I just feel like there was unfair treatment in my mom’s house and I just wanted to live with my dad,” she added.
Hannah noted at the time that she still speaks with her mother, and said she’s “pretty sure she’s doing well.”
About his Early life and family members
Collin Gosselin was born on May 10, 2004 (age 18 years) in Pennsylvania, United States. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.
Collin Gosselin is the son of Kate and Jon Gosselin. Madelyn Gosselin, Hannah Joy Gosselin Joel Gosselin, Cara Nicole Gosselin, and Kate Gosselin Kevin and Leah Hope Gosselin Siblings of Collin Gosselib.
About his education
Collin Gosselin studied at Lancaster Country Day School.