According to Collin Gosselin, it has been seven years since he and some of his siblings have spoken.
The family of 10 was the subject of TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 from 2007 to 2017, but Kate and husband Jon Gosselin divorced in 2009. Jon recently said Hannah and Collin are the only children he’s in touch with and that he’s been estranged from their eldest kids Mady and Cara for nine years. Jon was absent from their college graduations earlier this year.
“I think my mom kind of drove a social barrier between us,” Collin said in the “Jon & Kate: Family Circus” episode of Vice TV’s Dark Side of the 2000s, per Page Six. “She told them the story one way, and, obviously, I see the story a different way.”
Jon has had sole custody of his son since 2018, after Collin left the out-of-home institution he’d been enrolled in by his mother in 2016. Kate told People at the time that her reasoning for having done so was due to “educational and social challenges” exhibited by Collin that impacted their “entire family.”
In the same episode of Dark Side of the 2000s, Collin argued that while he wasn’t a “perfect child,” his “misbehaving was no different than from my siblings.”