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Jon and Kate Gosselin: The Twins Are Now 18!

Where does the time go, right, readers?

It seems like only yesterday that Jon and Kate Gosselin were happily married... starring on a hit reality show... and raising eight kids, the oldest of which were precocious twins Cara and Maddy.

But that was then.

kate and her fam

Now?

Jon and Kate Gosselin are unmarried and constantly at odds... neither is (currently) starring on a reality show... and Cara and Maddy are 18 years old!!!!

So, we repeat: Where does all that time go?!?

On Monday, October 8, the twins turned this important age, meaning they can now buy tobacco legally and can also vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

In celebration of the occasion, Kate shared a photo of her kids' cake on Instagram, along with a heartfelt caption.

Here is the cake:

big cake

And here is the caption:

HAPPY 18th Birthday, Cara and Madelyn! T

here are no words to describe how proud I am of you both. Despite the many turbulent times you’ve had to deal with so far in life, you have emerged as wise, level headed, reasonable, forgiving, loving, kind and absolutely brilliant ADULTS!

I can say that I’ve poured endless love into you and fought tooth and nail for the best for you, but I cannot possibly take credit for the truly wonderful humans (adult humans!) you have become!

You will thrive in life, I am certain, and I will still be with you every step of the way going forward, continuing to guide you and love you.

I love you both so very very much and I wish peace, happiness and the great successes I know are coming your way!

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Elsewhere, Jon Gosselin, who seems to actually want back in the lives of his children, also shared the above message on his social media page.

The controversial father has been spending a ton of time with daughter Hannah of late, with some reports even claiming that he's now fighting for custody of the teenager.

The two have been posing on Instagram and appear to have put all issues from the past far behind them.

Which is great. 

Even the harshest Jon Gosselin critic should admit that it's better for him to be in the lives of his kids than not be in their lives.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

That said, Jon may still have a long way to go until he's close to either of the new 18-year olds.

Back in April, Mady told People Magazine that she rarely sees her dad -- and told the publication very simply that only Jon is to blame for this estrangement.

“He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,� Mady said at the time, adding:

“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."

Jon Gosselin & Hannah Throw MAJOR Shade By Rooting For Kate’s Hated Philadelphia Eagles!

While former reality star Jon Gosselin celebrates Hannah's freedom from Kate, they're doing plenty of father-daughter activities to make up for lost time.

In their latest photo, Jon and his 14-year-old daughter are cheering on their favorite football team.

And there's something about this photo that might just make Kate pop a gasket.

Two Gosselins

A few days ago, Jon Gosselin happily posted a banner for the Philadelphia Eagles on his Instagram, captioning the photo: "Let's go Eagles!"

If you're not familiar with them, the Eagles are a football team -- they actually won the Super Bowl this year.

Jon has since shared another photo, this time of him with his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah.

Both sporting Eagles shirts, they spent some father-daughter time at the P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant.

Here is the sweet photo that he shared with fans and followers:

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, Go Eagles

"We are Back!!!" Jon captioned the pic. "GO BIRDS!!!!!"

To make sure that there was no confusion over where his sports bread is buttered, Jon included the hashtag: "#philadelphiaeagles"

(Hey, not everyone has an easy time reading print on shirts)

Hannah Gosselin has deleted her Instagram while her parents wage a somewhat quiet war in the courts.

Hannah is at the center of things, and that court battle may be over the fact that Kate Gosselin can't stand to see Hannah go free.

Unlike Kate, a lot of Jon's fans and followers were thrilled to see the two get to spend some father-daughter time.

Jon with Daughter

Fans flooded the comments under Jon's photo.

"So happy for the 2 of you," one writes. "I’ve been with you guys since the beginning and I’m glad to see you so happy."

"Thank goodness she lives with you!" exclaims another. "Anybody would look less stressed after leaving a house where you're constantly under ones thumb and berated. You both look great!"

"Father daughter moment!" cheers another. "I hope you get to make many memories with your daughter! All your kids look a lot like you."

Another writes what many fans hope and pray to see: "I hope you get custody of Collin too."

Hannah Gosselin

Not everyone made their comments all about Kate and how great it is that Hannah is breathing free hair for the first time in her life.

"You both look so happy!!" writes one cheery fan. "Hope she is enjoying school."

Last month, Jon shared a photo of Hannah headed off to school.

"Great picture of you and Hannah," comments a sports enthusiast. "No hard feelings, but I’m a Green Bay Packer. However, I do have respect for your team nevertheless."

"She has gotten so big," writes another. "They all have. My niece loved your show when she was little."

Just a quick tip -- when a girl is 14, it's time to stop saying she has gotten so big. Use words like tall and mature.

Kate, Kids

Kate definitely has some sports opinions, but she's no fan of the Eagles -- even though they're the Gosselin family's hometown team.

During the 2018 Superbowl, Kate focused on the best part of sports season (the food) instead of on the Eagles or the Patriots.

"I am celebrating our food spread this year. Isn’t it festive?" Kate wrote on Instagram.

Kate explained: "I don’t like either team, so we are watching and eating and celebrating but I couldn’t care less who wins. #SuperBowl2018 #Whatever# BetterLuckNextYear."

It is possible that Hannah supporting her father's preferred team is intended as a subtle rub against Kate's disdain for them.

Or maybe she and her father just have similar taste in sports teams.

Kate Gosselin HATES Hannah Living With Jon!

We have learned a lot about Jon and Kate Gosselin's twisted battle for Hannah, who is allegedly currently living with her father and, for the first time in her life, free from Kate's clutches.

Unfortunately, a lot about Hannah's current situation remains unclear, except for the fact that Kate and Jon are butting heads in court.

Now, a source close to the Gosselin sheds a little more clarity on the whole situation.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin

According to what a source tells Life & Style, Kate is agonizing over this very complicated situation with Hannah and Jon.

"Kate is trying to be supportive of the situation," the insider claims.

Is she, though? She's been fighting a vaguely defined court battle with Jon recently.

"But the truth is," the source reveals. "She hates that Hannah chose Jon over her."

Now that is something that people have an easy time believing.

Jon Gosselin, Hannah

The insider shares that Kate is worried about a domino effect taking place among her children.

"The problem," the insider explains. "Is that the kids are getting older and they're starting to ask questions."

We all reach a point at which we realize that our parents are just people, and that we shouldn't take their word at face value.

"Some are still Team Mom," the source continues. "But Team Dad is growing."

The insider dishes that: "It's a very divided household."

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In our earlier report, we mentioned how Jon and Kate were simply unable to get along, and that they're still waging war in court.

"It's never going to end," the insider lamented.

Perhaps it will by the time that all of their children are adults.

"Even now, after all these years," the source says. "Jon's still trying to show the world that Kate's the furthest thing from a great mom."

We think that most of the world has a pretty good idea of exactly the sort of mother that Kate is -- even if Kate doesn't realize it herself.

Kate, Kids

As we mentioned, it is normal for people to realize that their parents can make mistakes and are just older human beings.

In the case of Jon and Kate's eight children, however, they're not an ordinary family.

Their parents decided to raise them on reality television.

Kate in particular is widely seen to be a nightmarish and aggressive human being and has been accused of abuse.

Jon looks better, in contrast, because he's just seen as a loser.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin Get Ice Cream

Now that their children are getting older, they're going to be able to look at their lives and their childhoods and realize how abnormal things really are in their lives with Kate.

That doesn't mean that they'll all go running to Jon. For one thing, he clearly cannot afford to take care of them all.

For another, however, some kids will cling to the life that they've known. Kind of like how some kids escape from cults when they're older, but others refuse to stray.

Hannah -- and, arguably, Collin -- is stepping away from the life she's known and becoming her own person. Which means that Kate is losing her iron grip on her kids.

That means an unhappy Kate, who is absolutely going to take it out on Jon in court in an effort to win back control. So, yeah, they might keep fighitng for years.

Hannah Gosselin Deletes Instagram; What Might It Mean?

We have a new twist in the decade-long, never-ending, nausea-inducing saga of Jon and Kate Gosselin.

What does this latest scoop mean for their future relationship and, more importantly, for their future relationship with 14-year old daughter Hannah?

It's unclear at this time.

Jon with Daughter

But the development itself is quite clear:

Hannah has deleted her Instagram page.

Typically an active user of social media, the teenager has chosen to shut down her account for at least the time being, prompting speculation over what this could mean and why she would have done so.

What 14-year old girl, some might reasonably ask, does not want to be a part of the Instagram world these days?

The kind of 14-year old girl, we must sadly report, who is stuck in an endless tug of war between her awful parents.

This very much appears to be what's taking place between Hannah, Jon and Kate, the latter two of whom rose to fame as the anchors of Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC and who divorced back in 2009.

Hannah Gosselin

It looked for years as if Jon was off doing his own thing (yes, he really did work as a DJ at one point), basically ignoring his kids and leaving Kate to try and make money off raise them on her own.

Earlier this summer, however, Jon surprised fans by sharing a picture with Hannah on Father's Day...

... and then Hannah surprised everyone even more when she said that Jon was the "best dad anyone could ask for."

Since that time, Jon has shared other pictures of himself with his daughter; on July Fourth, for instance, and also on her first day as an eighth grader.

He's also stated, very simply, that Hannah lives with him "permanently," a declaration that came as a total stunner to those who have been closely following the lives of the Gosselins over the years.

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(Editor's Note: If you are one of these people, it may be time to re-evaluate your life choices.)

Kate Gosselin, however, has labeled Jon a liar and insisted that she still has primary custody of all her kids.

Based on recent court filings, however, it's evident that there's been some sort of battle over Hannah for months now.

Where does Hannah's Instagram deletion fit into this gigantic and unfortunate mess? We have no idea.

It may mean nothing at all.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

It may mean that Kate is still involved in her child's life and ordered Hannah to take down her account, considering she's anti-social media and that she blasted a fan who posed as daughter Alexis on Instagram this summer.

Meanwhile, Hannah isn't the only Gosselin child about which folks have concerns.

Her brother, Collin, remains in a treatment facility for what sources have said is some kind of anger or behavioral problem.

He's been there for at least two years and is never pictured with his siblings anymore.

It's a very sad situation, one that leaves us simply praying that Jon and Kate have the best interests of their son in mind.

Based on their many heinous actions over the years, however, we tragically cannot be confident this is the case.

Jon & Kate Plus H8: Inside Their Twisted Battle For Hannah

DING! DING! DING!

It is - tragically, painfully, astoundingly - back on again between Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin.

Nearly 10 years after the couple filed for divorce, tension between the reality stars remains as strong and as uncomfortable as ever... with their teenage daughter now caught in between.

Hannah Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, 4th of July

Over the past few weeks, Jon Gosselin has been sharing numerous photos of himself and 14-year old Hannah.

She even said her formerly estranged parent was "the best dad anyone could ask for," which is quite the change of tune for any of Jon's kids to sing.

It's great that Hannah is getting along well with her pops, of course. Even Kate might say that in a moment of truth; it's not like she wants her children to be ignored by their father.

But then Jon took things to an unexpected different level when he alleged that Hannah is living with him "permanently."

Is this really the case?!?

Two Gosselins

Jon did, after all, send Hannah off to her first day of eighth grade this week.

She is clearly sleeping at her dad's house quite often.

Nevertheless, sources close to Kate have argued, Jon is a big huge liar and she maintains primary custody of all eight children the ex-couple share.

It's yet another weird situation between the exes, along with a confusing one and a cantankerous one.

According to a new Radar Online report, meanwhile, it's also a long-gestating issue.

Kate Plus a Pair

The website has obtained Pennsylvania court records that detail the former couple’s years-long secret custody battle that has only been ratched up in recent months.

For example:

According to these papers, a judge filed a custody order on April 5, 2018 that apparently made Kate very mad. She tried to fight this ruling for months.

On May 4, Gosselin filed a motion for reconsideration, which means she asked the judge to change his previous decision from about a month earlier.

On May 8, Kate filed an appeal to the county’s superior court.

On June 14, the appeal was shut down.

Kate “did not present legal argument to justify this Court’s jurisdiction,” the judge ruled at this time, adding that she filed the appeal more than 30 days after the court’s order and adding:

"This Court has no jurisdiction to excuse the failure to file a timely notice of appeal."

Kate, Kids

Also in June, Gosselin filed an emergency petition for special relief, which fast-tracks an urgent case. This was rejected by the court.

Many specifics in regard to threse legal maneuvers are not known at this time, but it's pretty clear there has been ongoing legal wrangling between Jon and Kate over Hannah.

Jon does appear to have made some progress in his custody battle, but Kate also remains the primary caregiver, as far as we can tell.

Things also remain as ugly as ever between the former co-stars, but we guess they've come a long way in a year.

Remember: At this time in 2017, Jon and Kate were LITERALLY fighting over Hannah.

Jon Gosselin: Look, Kate! I’m Sending Hannah to School!

Jon Gosselin appears to be using his daughter as a way to throw shade at his ex-wife.

Shocking, we know.

We'll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor...

Two Gosselins

Just a few days after Kate Gosselin shared a photo of her kids' first day back at school, Jon Gosselin has gone ahead and posted personal highlight from daughter Hannah's debut as an eighth grader.

“Congrats Hannah on your first day of school, proud of you. I admire your bravery starting fresh!!!” Jon wrote as a caption to the image below, adding;

“I Love you very much and we have worked really hard to get here. Dedication has really paid off.”

It does seem as though Jon and Hannah have worked really hard to mend what was once a contentious relationship.

For about a month now, Jon has shared images of himself and this daughter, actually spending quality time as a small family unit.

Hannah Gosselin

Concluded Jon in the message he attached to this snapshot:

"I'm so happy you integrated yourself into the community, you made friends all summer and now you will grow and graduate with them. I'm honored to be your father!!!

"Love you, Dad #newbeginnings."

Back on Father's Day, Hannah wrote on Instagram that she loved Jon and that he was "the best dad anyone could ask for."

This came as quite a shock to anyone who has followed his adventures after he and Kate split up and would have come to the exact opposite conclusion as a result.

Hannah Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, 4th of July

However, Jon and Hannah celebrated July Fourth together this year and sources have even said that Jon now has primary custody of the teenager.

Of course, Kate herself does NOT say this.

In the latest fight between the cantakerous and irritating exes, Kate has objected to Jon's claim that Hannah "permanently" resides with him.

“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine a couple weeks ago.

This seems like a really simple issue to resolve. We're not really sure how there can be a debate over which parent Hannah is residing with.

But we're not sure how Jon and Kate managed to live in the same house for years without killing each other, either.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

In the end, as long as the children are safe, happy and healthy... hey, whatever.

We figure Jon shared this image of Hannah going off to school as a pretty clear jab toward Kate, to make it appear to the public as if he's the one in charge of her life.

As for which side we're taking in this never-ending feud?

HA!

We know far better than to get involved here.

Kate Gosselin Sends Kids Off to School Amidst Custody Controversy

Six kids.

Two new grades.

And one proud and sentimental mother.

Sextuplets

Amidst yet another battle with her awful ex-husband, Kate Gosselin has shared a fresh photo of her sextuplets, but it's not just any photo.

It wasn't snapped on just any day.

It was taken on the first day of eighth grade for Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah; and the first day of their senior year in high school for 17-year olds Mady and Cara.

"Feels like school never ended," Kate wrote as a caption on Instagram. "And they're already back! #SeniorYear #EighthGrade #ProudMom."

As we're certain many readers will note, the heartwarming photograph is missing two kids: Hannah and Collin.

In 2016, Kate revealed that her now-14-year-old son had moved out of her Wernersville, Pennylvania residence to enroll in an education program that teaches "life skills" to help him overcome his "educational and social challenges."

She hasn't said much about Collin since, which has angered and confused many celebrity gossip followers.

Kate, Kids

This is what Gosselin admitted a couple years ago about Collin, though:

"There's a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.

"This has been a struggle we've had for a very long time, and it's one I've dealt with on my own."

What about Hannah, however?

This is where the aforementioned controversy with Jon comes into play.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

The teenager has been spending a lot of time of late with her dad, which is encouraging we guess.

For years, it seemed as Jon was an absentee father at best; a total deadbeat and bankrupt dad at worst.

Now, though, Jon has seemingly gone in the opposite direction when it comes to Hannah at least, as he wrote on social media that this daughter now lives with him "permanently."

Except she doesn't. Not according to Kate.

“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine this week, further confounding everyone who follows this situation.

Hannah Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, 4th of July

Why would anyone actually follow this situation anymore?

That's a fair question.

It's almost impossible to remember that Jon and Kate rose to fame back in 2007 when TLC debuted the series Jon & Kate Plus 8; it chronicled the crazy lives of this couple and their eight kids.

In June of 2009, however, the Gosselins announced they were splitting, surprising absolutely no one who had watched them fight, scream and yell at each other for years.

Ever since, Jon and Kate have battled in public and in the press over their children and over which of them sucks more.

In 2015, Jon filed for full custody of Hannah, but he was denied.

We're glad she's getting along better with her father these days, but we still feel sorry for Hannah and her siblings.

Because Jon is still her father.

Kate Gosselin: Jon’s a Liar! ALL the Kids Live With Me!

She may not be anyone's idea of the perfect mother, but for the time being at least, Kate Gosselin still has custody of all her children.

Earlier this week, Kate's idiot ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, made the claim that daughter Hannah lives with him. Turns out, he was lying.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

“She permanently lives with me,” Gosselin said in a video originally obtained by Radar Online.

You might think that even Jon Gosselin wouldn't be dumb enough to make such an easily disprovable claim if it were false, but sadly, you would be mistaken.

It seems the reality star-turned-DJ was in fact completely full of it when he made the claim that Hannah is "free" from Kate and had made the decision to live with her father.

“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation tells People magazine.

Jon Gosselin, Hannah Gosselin, and Colleen Conrad

Rumors that Hannah was living with Jon began on Father's Day, when he posted a photo of the 14-year-old on vacation with him and his girlfriend.

She was later seen in an Instagram video featuring one of Jon's DJ sets.

(Yes, poor Hannah is cursed with the most cringe-inducing dad on the planet.)

It's anyone's guess as to why Jon decided to make the claim that Hannah now lives with him full-time.

Hannah Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, 4th of July

Maybe she briefly did and decided to return to her mother after remembering that her dad is a 41-year-old club DJ.

Or maybe Jon made up some total BS about one of his kids and decided to share it with the world.

Sadly, it wouldn't be the first time.

Back in 2016, twins Mady and Cara spoke out against the sob story their father had been spinning for the press:

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin at Starbucks

“He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” Mady told People at the time.

“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.”

There have been many, many low points in the life of Jon Gosselin.

But being blasted by your own kids -- who actually prefer to live with Kate Gosselin -- has gotta be a new rock bottom.

Jon Gosselin: Hannah Lives with Me, Permanently! She’s Free!

On July 4, Jon Gosselin and his daughter Hannah celebrated Independence Day. It's a wonderful day to be free of tyrants -- from King George III to Kate.

For months, 14-year-old Hannah has been spending time with her father -- and his girlfriend.

And now, in the video that you'll see below, Jon has confirmed that she is living with him on a "permanent" basis.

Jon gosselin hannah gosselin and colleen conrad

In the sweet home video shared over Instagram live, Jon Gosselin is DJing.

Because it is Instagram live, Jon sees a stream of questions from fans and followers.

In response to one question, he tells them that Hannah -- who also appears in parts of the video, singing along with him -- is making him a hotdog.

In response to another question, he shares some very, very good news.

"She permanently lives with me," Jon makes clear.

Hannah gosselin and jon gosselin 4th of july

It's not a perfect video.

The music that he's playing is "Questions" byChris Brown. But Jon is a DJ -- sometimes, he has to play music by terrible people. It's literally his job.

If you get a little grossed out and feel like you need to wash your hands if you see somebody eat a hotdog with their bare hands, this is not the video for you.

Jon also responds to Hannah bringing him a plate of hotdogs by saying: "Do you all see that? That’s a daughter for you."

Some found that to be a cringeworthy line that reinforces troubling gender roles, but we don't think that he meant it that way.

He was just saying that his child is great. Which is true!

Jon gosselin and hannah gosselin july 4th

The news that Hannah is living with him on a permanent basis is confirmation of what fans have suspected all summer.

Back in May, Jon Gosselin shared a rare photo of Collin, which sparked a slew of questions -- especially since he was with Hannah at the time.

In fact, Jon and Hannah had been all over each other's Instagram pages, from getting ice cream to getting coffee to going on a road trip (to see Collin).

Jon was evasive at the time, telling fans and followers that they probably know his situation or could speak to someone familiar with it to find out.

Everyone was sure that he meant that he had custody of Hannah. But this is the first time that they've gotten real confirmation.

Jon gosselin and hannah gosselin

At this rate, Kate Gosselin really need to rename her show.

Kate Plus 6 doesn't really have the same ring to it as Kate Plus 8, but it's much more accurate since she banished Collin to some mysterious institution and since Hannah has now escaped her clutches.

Jon may not be perfect -- in fact, he's far from it -- but we're sure that he rescue all of his children from their evil mom if he could.

Unfortunately, he doesn't have the financial resources to do so.

And from the looks of the lawsuit that Kate slapped on him earlier this year, she aims to keep it that way.

Jon gosselin and hannah gosselin at starbucks

Each family is different. There are plenty of families, like with the Gosselins, where the mother is a toxic person.

There are others -- many of which we've covered -- where that role falls to the father.

There are also a lot of divorces in which both parents are decent people who just don't love each other anymore and know that a divorce is what's best for everyone involved. It happens a lot. There aren't always good guys and bad guys.

In this story, there are. Jon may not be the best guy, but he's trying his best. And Kate ... is doing her worst.

Good for Hannah for breaking free and living a new life. We can only imagine how hard it was to leave her siblings behind.

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Jon Gosselin, Daughter Hannah Celebrate Independence … From Kate!

The same Gosselin child who honored Jon Gosselin on Father's Day is still sticking around.

In fact, Hannah Gosselin got to celebrate the Fourth of July with her dad.

And both of them posted pictures to show it. Take a look:

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

"Happy 4th of July!!!" Jon Gosselin wrote in the caption of this precious father-daughter photo featuring the flag.

He followed that by writing "US." You know, just in case we weren't sure why he was excited.

If you've noticed that his top is navy blue with white stars, just know that there is more to his patriotic ensemble.

See, Hannah has her own Instagram account and she, too, shared a father-daughter photo.

In it, you can see his whole outfit.

Hannah Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, 4th of July

Hannah shared this photo.

(Hannah, as you may recall, is 14 years old, which is old enough to operate her very own social media without an adult managing it)

In the captions, she writes: "Happy Fourth of July!"

Now, Hannah's outfit is tastefully patriotic -- with that navy blue top.

Jon's outfit, with the red shorts, white stars, and navy blue takes things a step further -- but it's a dad's job to be a little embarrassing with his outfit, right?

It's so good that the two of them -- very appropriately -- were able to celebrate Independence Day together.

Jon Gosselin and Kids, July 4th 2016

This isn't the first Fourth of July that Hannah has enjoyed with her father -- and with Jon Gosselin's girlfriend.

The oldest photo that Hannah has shared on Instagram is this one, from July 4th of 2016.

As we implied earlier, Hannah getting to spend Independence Day with her father seems appropriate, because her mother Kate is widely believed to be intensely controlling and unpleasant.

Hannah has done a lot of growing in two years -- all of the kids have.

Also ... is Jon wearing the same shorts? That's okay, since we're sure that he's washed them since then, but it's admittedly kind of funny.

Jon Gosselin, Hannah Gosselin, and Colleen Conrad

Hannah and her dad have been sharing photos of their time together almost nonstop for a few months, now.

Not everything about the family's custody arrangements is entirely clear.

But Jon and Hannah did get to go and visit poor Collin, which many fans and followers found to be very heartwarming.

We're sure that Hannah is thrilled to be able to spend time with her dad.

He might not be a perfect man, but he's her dad -- and he's so much better than Kate.

We're sure that a lot of holidays are a little complicated, though, since she surely misses her siblings.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin

Not everything is exactly hunky dory between the famous exes.

In fact, Kate Gosselin is suing Jon for a tremendous amount of money -- money that he absolutely, to the best of our knowledge, does not possess.

These exes have a contentious relationship, but it's unclear what prompted this sudden demand for cash.

But it looks like Jon has the right priorities. Like we said, he's a flawed man, but he loves his children and it looks like spending time with Hannah is doing him some good.

Hannah is also enjoying living with her dad .. and away from Kate.

Happy Independence Day!

Jon Gosselin: Kate is Suing Me Because the Kids Love Me More!!

Kate Gosselin is currently taking Jon to court to sue him for ... many times more money than he actually has.

Newly obtained court documents don't fully explain why Kate is demanding every cent of Jon's money.

But one thing is very clear: Jon Gosselin is pissed. And he's fighting back.

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In case you were wondering if Jon and Kate Gosselin still hate each other ... wonder no more.

Kate is hauling Jon into court, suing him for $132,875.

Between the very specific amount and their history together, many suspect that she is asserting that he owes her child support money.

(Remember, folks, that Kate is the one with the reality series while Jon has sometimes seemed to struggle to find work, his celebrity being more of a burden than a help in most situations)

All that we really know is that Kate claims that he breached an alleged agreement.

Now, RadarOnline reports that Jon is fighting back against Kate's lawsuit.

Thanks to some court documents that they obtained, they know what he's arguing.

Kate Gosselin is Tired

Within the filing, Jon's attorney says that Kate's six-figure demand is "an inappropriate amount."

The papers also call into question Kate's assertion that Jon owes her anything.

His attorney notes that Kate's lawsuit does "not provide any proof of the language of that agreement."

You know how you can't sue someone for breach of contract without an actual contract?

Always keep documentation, folks.

Gosselin Children Turn 14

Within his response, Jon shares that he suspects that Kate is seeking "child support arrears."

This sort of back-payment would, he says, be due if he "filed a petition to modify custody."

Of course, while much is still unclear, none of the documents specify that the couple has made any changes whatsoever to their child custody agreement.

(Sure, many fans would love to see a change in that, but while wishes are nice and all, it takes court filings to amend a custody arrangement)

Jon's attorney is asking the judge to strike Kate's six-figure demand all the way down to zero dollars and zero cents.

The argument is that the money requested, which is more than Jon has, also "prejudices the welfare and is against the best interest of the minor children."

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin

Some wonder -- though, with limited information, it is difficult to be sure of the exact timing of anything -- if perhaps Kate is suing Jon as a way of lashing out over how much time he's been spending with daughter Hannah.

Hannah has been visibly spending time with her father for weeks. Many fans believe that they are now living together.

Even commenters on Kate's own Instagram are celebrating this, writing things like:

"So happy for jon and hannah....she looks really happy...finally shes out of that prison..jon worked long and hard to rescue her from that witch...i thought you being in charge was never gonna change kate....oh brother has it changed."

Commenters on Jon's Instagram seem much more positive about the apparently changed arrangement.

"Hannah and Jon look great. I always loved her personality and Jon you did a great job as well."

Of course, some couldn't help but shade Kate in the process.

"Yes...Jon is the one we liked and respected. No comment on the other."

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin at Starbucks

So ... is Kate's lawsuit backlash for Jon spending time with Hannah (and even some time with Collin!)?

Or is it less emotional than that. Is Kate trying to get payments that she genuinely believes that Jon owes her now he is (at least for now) seemingly Hannah's primary caregiver?

We have to acknowledge that it may be neither -- some huge coincidence.

As this lawsuit continues to play out in court, we will hopefully all know more.

One thing's for sure -- we don't think that Kate is going to get what she wants. Jon can't pay her what he doesn't have.

Kate Gosselin: I Demand Every CENT of Jon Gosselin’s Money!!

In case there was ever any doubt, yes, Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin still hate each other.

And now it's more than just personal -- they're facing each other in court.

This time, it's about more than just their long-running custody battle. It's about money. Is Kate trying to bleed him dry?

Jon Gosselin Coke With Kate Photo

RadarOnline reports that Kate Gosselin is demanding a major payday from her ex, Jon Gosselin, according to court records that the tabloid obtained.

How much money? To the tune of about $132,000.

She apparently filed this lawsuit in March, but Jon isn't going down without a fight.

"He’s contesting it."

But a $132,000 dispute isn't something that you work out over coffee. This is a civil dispute.

"They’re fighting it out in court."

Katie 'Kate' Gosselin

It sounds like this battle has been waging for about two months.

Their research indicates that Jon Gosselin was personally served with a complaint by a shariff on April 5.

On April 6, Jon issued his response -- in the form of a petition to strike. He has lawyered up.

As to why Jon would wage this legal battle with Kate in the first place, the answer is pretty simple.

"It’s a lot of money."

Six figures is no laughing matter, especially when, like Jon, you've struggled as a famous person without a reality series to keep you afloat.

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"Both parties are contesting it."

And the insider suggests that this court battle could drag on for ages.

"It’s not over yet."

It's clear that they're willing to fight.

So far, this has only cost Kate an estimated $300 and Jon an estimated $200.

But court battles usually include attorneys and other expenses that can cost more than a few hundred dollars.

And, of course, whoever wins, at least one of them will be losing out on a sizable chunk of cash.

Kate Gosselin is Tired

It is not immediately clear, RadarOnline notes, why Kate is demanding this cash or in this amount.

Back in 2012, in simpler times when people feared that the world would end for mystical reasons rather than through unstable despots with nuclear stockpiles, Kate said that Jon owed her child support.

Specifically, she said that he owed her $3,500 in child support. That's not a lot to have, but that can be a lot to owe, you know?

Back then, Jon told her frankly that he could not afford to pay it. Kate voluntarily waived it at the time. Which seems ... uncharacteristically nice of her.

This lawsuit seems more like the Kate with whom viewers are familiar.

Jon Gosselin Poster

But ... what is her angle?

Online estimates put Kate's net worth at about $200,000. They put Jon's net worth at about $10,000.

We don't really know what Kate expects to get out of this. We don't even know why Kate believes that she is entitled to this money. Is it child support or something else?

We're glad that Jon Gosselin and his daughter spent some quality time together in recent weeks.

We hope that he gets to spend time with all of his children, even during this court battle.

It's all sure to be a mess.

Kate and Jon Gosselin: Yup, They STILL Hate Each Other!

According to an old adage, time heals all wounds.

According to Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin, however, well...

... the other person just sucks so very much that the wounds of their failed marriage and their doomed relationship will only grow worse and worse as time goes on.

Jon Gosselin, Hannah

The ex-couple got divorced WAY back in 2009, yet going their separate ways did little to each the tension between these parents of eight.

As recently as this past November, we documented how the stage may be set for an explosive custody battle between the D-Listers, just a few months after they engaged in a very ugly actual fight.

In August of 2017, Kate and Jon got into a heated argument over who would drive their daughter home from the orthodontist, with poor Hannah literally stuck in between.

At the time, In Touch Weekly wrote that the teenager “screamed, sobbed, and violently resisted” while Kate grabbed a hold of her arm and tried to force her out of the vehicle.

How awful, right?

And how confusing and disturbing, right?

That two people who were once married and in love and who now must serve as co-parents can STILL get into this sort serious tiff all these years later?

Kate Plus a Pair

On the occasion of their sextuplets turning 14 on Thursday, both Jon and Kate wished their kids a happy birthday.

But an insider told Entertainment Tonight that Jon and Kate are "still at odds," nearly a decade after their legal break-up.

"They will never agree about how to raise the children," the source explains, adding that the pair "absolutely despise one another and can't stand to even be in the same room."

As a result, the ex-spouses won't be celebrating Collin, Hannah, Joel, Alexis, Leah and Aaden's birthday together - but they each acknowledged the milestone on Instagram.

"Happy 14th Birthday to Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin!!! I can’t believe it’s been this long!!!" wrote Jon, adding:

"Whew that when fast!!! Daddy loves you all very much!!!"

Not according to his twins, Jon doesn't.

But anyway...

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Kate, who will soon start dating in front of reality TV cameras, shared the above birthday cake photo.

She included with it a lengthy caption that reads:

Happy 14th Birthday, my ‘babies’. 14 years ago almost to the minute, I was in my wheelchair, making my way around the ENTIRE NICU, meeting each of you face to face for the very first time.

I’ll never forget how tiny yet perfect each of you were.

Alexis’s blonde hair, Aaden’s teeny tiny face, with alert awake eyes that didn’t miss a thing, Hannah and her adorable ‘human doll’ face, Collin looked SO big and strong at 3 entire pounds (the biggest!), Leah had the most beautiful head of dark soft hair and Joel— literally just slept peacefully like he was at the beach in the sun!

I’ll never forget our first ‘birth day’ together......this day remains one of the best in my life.... and 14 years later, I love you 400 times as much, if that’s even possible!

Happy birthday, my babies! Here’s to many more birthdays together!! I love you forever and always, no matter what!

Kate Gosselin is Tired

It really is an awful shame that Kate and Jon cannot be remotely amicable in front of their kids.

How hard would it be to put on fake smiles and co-host a birthday party for their teenages, right?

Very hard, apparently.

The best we can hope for at this point is that each keeps his or her feelings to him or herself when around the children and doesn't actually bad mouth Mom or Dad when alone with the children.

But knowing Kate and Jon as we sort of do, this seems like too much to ask for.

Kate Gosselin Baits Fans, Leaves Collin Out of Early Birthday Pic

Last year, Kate Gosselin wasn't shy about the fact that five of her sextuplets celebrated their birthday without Collin.

Kate has been beyond vague about his "treatment program" for alleged "special needs" that has kept him away from his siblings for years.

Now, as her children turn 14, Collin is nowhere to be found. But Kate seems to be trying to hide that fact.

Gosselin Children Turn 14

In the captions of this photo, Kate writes:

"Rainy day ice cream. ... #HowAreMyBabiesTurning14?"

Kate and John's sextuplets will turn 14 on Thursday, May 10.

"#LoveThemAll (even the ones who refused to be in the pic)"

Despite a caption that many saw as almost begging for questions about Collin Gosselin, some commenters glossed over his absence from the photo to fawn over kate.

Others just ignored all of that to make simple, positive posts.

"WOW! 14 already?! They have grown so quickly."

Gosselin Children

A number of Kate's harshest critics noticed Collin's absence and spoke up.

"This lady is evil all she cares about is herself, fame and having everything her way."

That is a common characterization of Kate.

"She did it again, wanted to get people attention and got it."

This comment seems to refer to her highlighting Collin's absence, which people see as a (successful) strategy for getting a lot of Instagram interactions.

"FREE COLLIN!!!!!!!!!"

Some fear the worst for the poor boy.

"Collin could be away in some dungeon for all [fans] know."

Others expressed disgust with Kate for shipping him off.

"Sick that she as a parent wouldn't want to learn how to deal with any issues. I did. Rather have my children where they feel loved and part of the family no matter what. Families do that."

Others would at least like an explanation.

"She could let the public know how he is doing. The saddest thing to me is that the dad to my knowledge has no contact with Collin. I don't understand why he cannot take legal action to get to see his son."

Kate Gosselin is Tired

Others were more charitable in their view of Kate and even spoke in her defense.

"Poor Collin.. I know he's getting help and she's doing what she needs to do to be a good mom. I just feel bad he can't celebrate his birthdays with his siblings."

One person thinks that Kate is right to be so cryptic about Collin.

"When Kate (and Collin) are ready to let fans of Kate Plus 8 know more about their situation, they'll do so. Not before, not for the sake of your curiosity or even your concern."

Fans with comments like this should probably remember that Collin likely won't be free to speak his mind. That's for another four years.

When fans say that, they should remember that four years isn't an inconvenience -- that is a massive chunk of a teenager's life.

Katie 'Kate' Gosselin

The Kate apologists continued to post, and some got very defensive.

"She posted a pic of her children who I believe she loves greatly. I don’t believe he was 'kicked out' and all I am saying is stop asking where Colin is every time she posts something."

That person doesn't think that people should even ask? About the whereabouts and well-being of a minor?

Other fans were weirded out by that assertion.

"I think it’s should be ok to ask where Colin is people who has watched the show from the beginning, [they] are just curious."

Yep.

"I find it sad how some of Kate's fans are telling other Kate fans to stop talking about Collin. It's been 3 years since he's been gone and nothing from Kate. Now before you bring up the privacy argument,simply telling fans that hes home is not exposing details about anything."

Many feel that such a level of privacy -- where someone can just disappear for years without explanation -- goes out the window when you use your children as props to become reality stars.

Kate Plus a Pair

Other commenters decided to try to steer away from the Collin discussion, writing:

"I'm sure Kate is referring to the twins not wanting to be in the picture."

Sure.

What may be our favorite comment was this one:

"Shouldn’t be Kate +7."

It's hard to tell if this person is saying that Collin should be there, or if they mean shouldn't it, suggesting that the show's name should be changed for accuracy.

Gosselin Twins to Jon: You Don’t Love Us!

DISCLAIMER:

We're very sorry that the Gosselin family is back in the news.

Trust us, we wish this were not the case and that you never had to read about Kate or Jon ever again.

Kate Plus Eight (8)

But Kate Gosselin has actually signed on to anchor her very own dating show, and she's agreed to a deal with People Magazine to promote said show.

As part of this deal, the publication actually spoke on record to 17-year old twins Mady and Cara, about whom Kate recently said the following when it comes to her love life:

“Now that they’re older and talking about dating and how they’re all gonna get married someday … it became apparent: they want someone for me.

"They want me to have somebody in my life."

Along these lines, except the exact opposite, Mady and Cara have opened up to People and said some rather harsh things about their dad.

Specifically, they claim that Jon Gosselin is NOT a person who is currently in their life.

"He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” Mady says, adding:

“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."

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Wow, huh? Ouch!

Back in November, we reported that Jon was going to fight for custody of his children.

But take one look at his Instagram page and you may not even realize he has children, considering the entire thing is practically filled with nothing but posters such as the one above.

That is, ads for Jon's appearances at various clubs that have hired him as a DJ for some reason.

"He doesn’t even know us,” Mady also tells People. “How can he dare to talk about us?

This is the harshest and most straightforward we've ever heard any Gosselin kids speak about their father.

Jon did wish his twins a happy 17th birthday six months ago, but that was the last reference he made to them on social media.

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Kate and Jon rose to fame well over a decade ago as the leads of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

They surprised absolutely no one who watched their painful marriage on television when they announced their separation in 2009.

Since then, Jon has focused on his DJing career, while battling Kate for custody of the twins and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel, who turn 14 next month.

However, in August of 2016, Mady and Cara said that they weren’t speaking to their dad, who had given interviews to some media outlets about his strained relationship with his daughters.

Of course, Kate has also discussed her kids often in public.

Kate Gosselin, Twins

This right here is a photo of them on the set of The View.

But one big difference, it seems, is that Kate hasn't bad-mouthed her sons or daughters.

She hasn't blamed them for any kind of poor relationship and she has seemingly always asked for their permission any time they were placed in the spotlight.

Don't get us wrong, Kate Gosselin sucks a whole lot, too.

We aren't very big fans of her and we'd rather watch Chrisley Knows Best over her ridiculous upcoming dating show

But she does seem to at least know the names of all her children.

We're not entirely sure the same thing can be said of Jon.

Kate Gosselin to Star in New Dating Show (You Can Guess the Title, Right?)

Kate Gosselin rose to fame by starring in a reality show that focused on the significant number of children who emanated from her vagina.

Now, according to a report we did not see coming, the mother of eight will star in a reality show that focuses on various men hoping to find their way into her vagina.

If you know what we mean!

Kate Gosselin is Tired

What we mean is this:

Kate Gosselin is about to anchor a brand new series on TLC.

The program will be titled Kate Plus Date (because of course it will) and it will chronicle Gosselin's attempt to find a man that actually wants to be her boyfriend.

“I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Gosselin told People Magazine of the upcoming docuseries.

Gosselin, of course, became somewhat of a household name after appearing opposite then-husband Jon on Jon & Kate Plus 8, because the parents had one set of twins and one set of sextuplets.

The couple then got divorced after a decade of marriage and TLC aired a few seasons of Kate Plus 8.

Kate Plus a Pair

Incredibly, twins Mady and Cara are both 17 years old now and will soon go off to college, leaving Gosselin at home with 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah.

(Collin is enrolled in a program away from home to help him reach his full potential, the details of which Jon and Kate prefer to keep to themselves.)

"As we’re talking about Mady and Cara going off to college which is becoming more and more of a reality, it’s gonna happen, it almost became like a worry for them, too, like ‘Mommy, you’re gonna be all alone soon,’ ” claims Gosselin, who adds:

"It was very apparent, now that they’re older and talking about dating and how they’re all gonna get married someday … it became apparent: they want someone for me.

"They want me to have somebody in my life."

Kate Gosselin and a Dog

This may be true.

It doesn't explain why Gosselin has to go in front of the camera once again, however.

We're pretty sure she could go swipe right or left on Tinder right now and fulfill the wishes of her kids.

Kate, who some say is broke and could likely use the salary a new show will provide, admits that her life is "complicated," but that won't stop her from jumping into the dating pool with both feet.

"I want someone with a set career, who is confident," she explains.

"A grown-up with their own life, their own agenda, who knows who they are. If someone travels for work, that would be great, because I’m used to being on my own and being self-sufficient."

Kate Gosselin on Instagram

Kate Plus Date will premiere some time this fall on TLC.

It doesn't sound as though it will touch upon her issues with Jon, but rather on the man who may become the next Jon. (Poor guy.)

And Gosselin knows of one qualification he must possess:

He absolutely must love dogs.

“That is such a deal-breaker,” says Gosselin. "People disappoint you, but your dogs never will.”