Jon and Kate Gosselin ended their marriage nearly 13 years ago, yet the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars continue to battle it out in and out of the courtroom, with most of their squabbles surrounding their eight children.
In the latest edition of Jon vs. Kate, the former has accused the latter of stealing more than $100k from trust fund accounts belonging to the Gosselin kids.
In court documents obtained by The Sun, Kate admitted in 2019 to “borrowing” money from trust accounts belonging to the Gosselin children in order to cover her living costs.
“You can’t just live off your kids’ money,” Jon told The Sun. “It makes me feel disgusted.”
As The Ashley previously told you, two of the 18-year-old Gosselin sextuplets, Hannah and Colin, have been living with their father since 2018, while the rest of the Gosselin sextuplets have remained with their mother. (The exes also share 21-year-old twins, Cara and Mady, who are currently attending colleges away from home.)
When questioned about the trust accounts in court in 2019, Kate admitted to withdrawing $50,000 from the kids’ trusts on two occasions, noting she would need to withdraw more going forward in order to make ends meet for herself and her children.
“I will have to keep borrowing from it to survive,” she reportedly said.
Jon–- who said he became aware of the missing funds after gaining custody of Colin and Hannah in 2018 and seeing their bank statements–- told The Sun Kate has yet to repay any of the allegedly “borrowed” money, calling his ex-wife’s move “disgusting” and “morally wrong.”
“Parents are not supposed to withdraw any money from these accounts without permission and without drawing up paperwork that they will pay it back–- but she has produced no paperwork and no payments have been made,” Jon told the outlet.
“She has been on TV telling the world she has saved her children’s money when she’s actually been stealing from them-– she’s a hypocrite.”
Despite purchasing a $750,000 home in 2019, Kate claimed in court that she had not worked that year and was paying her bills with “a lot of hope and a lot of prayer,” as well as the “borrowed” money from her kids’ trusts.
Kate also allegedly claimed in her testimony that her children actually owe her money for private school tuition that was paid out of her and Jon’s income over the years instead of the trust.
“So, I mean, I’m not looking to collect that but I borrowed $100,000 from the kids’ trust,” she said. “And it owes me $387,000 technically.”
Jon alleges there has “been no remorse” from Kate and claims Kate “thinks she can get away scot-free” now that the exes’ sextuplets have all turned 18.
A judge reportedly ruled that if Kate did, in fact, borrow the money “there should be evidence of repayments sometime in the future.”
Jon claims the money Kate “borrowed” from Hannah and Collin has not been repaid; it is unknown if Kate has paid back any of the other Gosselin children.
In more 2019 court documents, a judge responded to Kate’s claims that she had no ability to earn money.
“The evidence does not support mother’s argument that her earning capacity is zero,” the judge stated, adding that Kate– a former registered nurse— has a “lack of credibility” about her earning potential and claims about her income. She was ordered to pay Jon child support, as well as back child support for their then-minor children.
Kate filed a counter claim later that year, stating that the courts had made a mistake in finding that she hadn’t filed documents to show that she had no income. In November 2019, though, that claim was dismissed.
Kate returned to nursing in 2021, obtaining her RN license for the state of North Carolina after relocating there.
“Returning to nursing isn’t easy for Kate because of her fame. It really went to her head,” a source told In Touch Weekly in January. “She hadn’t worked as a nurse since she began filming the show 15 years ago! But she has to do what she has to do.”
At press time, Kate had not responded to Jon’s claims.
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