After years of estrangement, a reconciliation may still be possible for Kate Gosselin and her 18-year-old son Collin.
Earlier this week, Collin, one of the sextuplets–- and eight children total– shared by former Jon & Kate Plus Eight couple Kate and Jon Gosselin, opened up about his estranged relationship with Kate, stating he was open to working things out with his mom, despite the harm she’s caused him over the years.
In response to Collin’s comments, a source told In Touch Weekly that Kate “would be open” to doing the same…if she can get over the negative things Collin said about her in his recent interview.
The source stated that Kate is reportedly “bitter” about some of the comments Collin made during his solo interview this week, which may add some difficulty to the mother-son reunion.
“He is her child, and she loves him regardless, but she can be very spiteful,” a source claimed. “Once you cross her it is difficult to recover.”
During his interview, Collin–- who has been in Jon’s custody since 2018, along with his sister Hannah–- spoke about his mother’s previous claims that he has “special needs,” as well as Kate’s decision to have him institutionalized in 2016 for alleged “behavioral issues.” Collin called his mother’s decision “unfortunate.”
“I hope that, if we met again one day, she would understand that’s not the case,” Collin said, reiterating that he shouldn’t have been at a facility for children with special needs.
Collin also called out both of his parents for not being adults following their divorce and he blamed the family’s TLC series for being the main thing that led to the Gosselins’ split.
“I think the pressure of being in front of the whole world, every mistake you make is out there, I think that was a big influence of them not being together,” he said. “I definitely think they’d still be together [if we hadn’t done the show].”
While the ball is seemingly in Kate’s court, a source said Kate’s pride has prevented her from making things right with Collin, despite claims that the mom of eight “thinks about her children every day.”
“She is saddened by the state of their relationship, but she is so proud that she gets in her own way,” the source claimed. “Maybe seeing how willing Collin is to reconciliation will make her realize that things don’t need to be this way.”
Kate and some of Collin’s siblings are currently living in North Carolina (where she relocated in 2018), while Collin, Jon and Hannah live in Pennsylvania.
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