It was only a few weeks ago that we found out that former reality star Jon Gosselin doesn't see some of his eight kids very often, or, really, at all. Now we're hearing from two of them on the reasons behind some of that. It turns out that Jon and Kate's 15-year-old twins Mady and Cara have a few choice words for their dad about how much they see him, and he's not going to like hearing what they have to say. Mady spoke up about visitation with their dad, setting the record straight.
He makes it seem like we're being kept from him, which is insane. He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don't want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen. He doesn't even know us. How can he dare to talk about us?
Ouch. Mady and Cara revealed their feelings to People magazine recently, and Mady was completely willing to give Gosselin a piece of her mind. Just so you have some backstory, Jon Gosselin spoke to Entertainment Tonight early this month about visitation with his kids and told them that he hasn't seen all eight of his kids together in about three or four years, adding that visits with the twins are few and far between, and that they're "kinda not talking right now." His comments obviously angered the twins, with Mady clarifying that they are not being kept away from their dad (presumably by their mother). It's not totally clear from the comments made by his daughters whether they are only speaking of their own visitation with Gosselin, or of the visitation of all the siblings. Either way, it's sad that this family hasn't been able to stick together more.
Mady goes on to mention that their father needs to consider why the kids don't want to see him, which goes a long way toward saying that, the twins at least, feel that Gosselin has done something to make them uninterested in continuing to have a relationship with them. Teens can be pretty moody, but it certainly sounds like he did something to upset them at some point, and might not even really know what that is. Mady's words to her father are pretty important, though, if he wants a relationship with them, talking about the family's troubles on national TV is only going to make things worse.
Like I mentioned earlier, it's always sad to see parents separated from their kids, whatever the reason. It always means that something really went wrong somewhere down the line, and that's never good.