On October 8, Jon and Kate Gosselin’s two oldest daughters, twins Mady and Cara, turned 18 years old.

Their mother, known for throwing extravagant birthday parties for her children, previewed a little bit of what the party looked like on her Instagram:

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Getting ready………it’s a BIG busy day here! More to come…. HAPPY 18th Birthday, Cara and Madelyn! There 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! #Turning18 #Adults #Love❤️❤️ #Happy18thBirthdayCara ???#Happy18thBirthdayMady ???

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Kate wrote:

Getting ready………it’s a BIG busy day here! More to come…HAPPY 18th Birthday, Cara and Madelyn!

The mom continued:

There 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!

Jon also took to Instagram to wish his two oldest girls a happy birthday:

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He wrote:

Happy 18th Birthday!!! To my twin girls, Mady and Cara!!! Love, Dad

Later that day, Kate took to Instagram again to share a photo of Mady and Cara while having fun at their party:

She called the party a “fun memory filled day.”

Hundreds of people commented on the photo saying how old they feel now that the twins are 18, seeing as though both Mady and Cara were only 9 years old when “Jon and Kate Plus 8” premiered on TLC.

Others continued to judge Kate for forcing her children into the public eye:

STOP GLORIFYING THIS PERSON AS A GOOD MOTHER…she sold her kids to TLC…lived off that money to sustain her lifestyle…put her son [in] an institution…and please dont tell me hes getting “help”… im in that field and theres no way he should be away this long… and her own daughter booked on her….enough of the good mother crap…such nonsense!

Hopefully they will escape their crazy mother now.

Mady also posted the same photo of her and her sister celebrating on her own Instagram account. She wrote, “I’d like to think that adulthood suits us well so far.”

Fans even took to Mady’s Instagram account to tell her to “run” and reconnect with her brother Collin and sister Hannah.

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