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Jon Gosselin Opens up About Nearly a Decade of Estrangement from Twins Mady and Cara Following Custody Battle

Published on May 21st, 2023 | Updated on May 21st, 2023 | By FanFest

Jon Gosselin reflects on nine years of silence from twins Mady and Cara following custody battle”

Jon Gosselin, the father of eight children whom he shares with ex-wife Kate Gosselin, recently disclosed that he has not had any communication with his oldest twin daughters, Mady and Cara, for nearly a decade. The estrangement began after a highly publicized custody battle.

During an interview with The U.S. Sun, Jon, 46, revealed that the last time he spoke to Mady and Cara was in 2014. Despite periodically texting them, he has never received a response. Regrettably, he won’t be attending their college graduations either.


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Now 22 years old, Cara and Mady attend separate colleges in New York. In 2016, they publicly addressed their relationship with their father, expressing their perspective on the situation. Mady, who was 15 at the time, criticized Jon’s portrayal of being kept away from them, stating that he should reflect on the reasons why they don’t want to see him. She emphasized that discussing them on TV is not the way to mend their relationship, as he doesn’t truly know them. Her twin sister Cara echoed similar sentiments, stating that she wouldn’t know what to say about him.

Jon and Kate’s tumultuous relationship began to deteriorate after their divorce in 2009, following a decade of marriage. Their reality TV show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” brought them into the public eye in 2007. Apart from Mady and Cara, the former couple also shares 19-year-old sextuplets: Aaden, Collin, Joel, Hannah, Alexis, and Leah.

Following the divorce, Hannah and Collin moved in with Jon in 2018, while he remained estranged from the other children. Jon expressed his regret at not attending his other children’s high school graduations, having last spoken to Alexis, Aaden, Leah, and Joel in 2018. However, he does plan to attend Hannah and Collin’s graduation and host a celebration for them in the near future.


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On their recent 19th birthday, Jon wished the sextuplets a happy birthday but mentioned that he didn’t speak to his other children on their special day. He remains hopeful that, through social media, they may reach out to him one day. Jon emphasizes that he will always be open to rekindling their relationships and has been trying for years to establish any form of interaction, but has yet to see any progress.

The absence of communication between Jon and his children continues to be a source of sadness for him, but he remains optimistic that one day they may choose to reconnect.

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