Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus 8 fame has been awarded sole custody of his 14-year-old son Collin—one of the sextuplets he shares with ex-wife, Kate Gosselin.
According to Us Weekly, Jon appeared in court on Tuesday for a hearing regarding Collin’s custody case, but Kate and her attorney were reportedly no-shows.
“Jon won sole physical and sole legal custody of Collin,” a source told the magazine. “All other matters were moved to a future court date.”
Us Weekly also reported that Kate asked the judge to postpone the hearing, but her request was denied.
As The Ashley previously told you, Jon filed the custody documents over a month ago, stating that he felt Collin would be better off with him than with Kate.
For the past few years, Collin has resided in a residential treatment facility for children with special needs. Kate has said in the past that Collin was in the facility for behavioral issues. In the court docs he filed, Jon revealed that Collin is finishing up his inpatient program at the facility this month.
At the time of Jon and Kate’s 2009 split, Kate was awarded full legal custody of all eight of the children, though the exes were both granted shared physical custody. Currently, 14-year-old Hannah resides with Jon full-time, though the couple’s 18-year-old twins Mady and Cara, as well as remaining sextuplets Alexis, Leah, Joel and Aaden continue to live with Kate full-time.
Collin will likely be joining Jon (and Hannah) soon, as he is expected to complete his program and and return home before Christmas.
Jon has remained active in Collin’s life. Last month, Jon posted several photos of Collin during a visit home, and back in May, Jon and Hannah visited Collin at his residential home to celebrate his birthday.
During one of Collin’s weekend visits last month, Jon told followers that his family (including his girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, and her two children) had found their Christmas tree and were ready to “let the holidays begin.”
Kate has yet to comment on the new custody ruling.
Please lets stop painting John as a savior his current girlfriend if its the same one from Couples Therapy is just as controlling as Kate. John is one of those pansy man/boys that like to be dominated by strong women. I guarantee he’ll be asking for child support soon.
He might not be the best parent, and he’s no savior, but he showed up for his kid. That’s more than Kate did in this situation.
And he should get child support. But she doesn’t “have” to pay it (because I don’t think he paid at first or if he ever paid).
Never could stand her. Bitch couldn’t even be bothered to show up at her child’s custody hearing?! Does she think she’s too good for that?
Holy Mother of God, not even show up??? She couldn’t face the judge or the press? Who does that??
How are they going to name the show now? Cate dating dicks and her remaining six? Cate a wife and then there were five?
I’m so happy for him and he is with the right parent but how do you not even show up? what is wrong with that monster
How heartbreaking for Collin. What kind of parent is a no show at a custody hearing? We all know what kind of parent is a no show at a custody hearing. And it isn’t like she didn’t know about it – she asked for a continuance. That was denied – even if she wasn’t given all the paperwork on that, her attorney certainly had that information and he/she could have shown up.
I’m no expert in child custody issues, but I can’t imagine that this would help her cause if Jon went for legal custody of any of the other 6. And if I was one of the other 7 kids, the fact that my mother couldn’t be bothered to show up for a hearing about my brother would give me a great deal of pause as to what my mother felt about me.
When the celebrity DJ/stripper is a better parent…well, I’ll let you finish that thought how you will.
So interesting, when they were little, Collin and Hannah were clearly Kate’s favorites, and Jon was closest to Cara and Joel. Now Collin and Hannah are with Jon and Cara and Joel are with Kate. And Hannah and Leah were inseparable, and now they don’t even live together.
Anyway, I hope Collin, Hannah, and Jon continue to do well together and I hope Collin continues to make progress.
What is wrong with her. Shipping him off somewhere and not fighting to keep him around. She really showed she has no interest in collin
Cannot stand John, but best of luck to them…being with a parent is better than being institutionalized.
I am so happy for them. Merry Xmas guys.
Wow, that’s unexpected. Collin looks good! Glad he’s ready to come home and that he and Hannah will be together.
Good for you Jon! What a bitch. A no-show. That has to make Collin feel wonderful. His mother didn’t even care enough to show up.
I feel so sorry for Collin. I’m glad that Jon has a good relationship with he and Hannah!
Totally agree! She’s the One who put him there, yet doesn’t show up for his hearing!? What a Low life parent ! So happy he’s with Jon now. And remember how Hannah was the Most clingy to Kate, and now she’s the one who doesn’t want to live with her! Geez wonder why 😏