Just a few days after TLC released the first trailer for Kate Gosselin’s new dating show, “Kate Plus Date,” her ex-husband and the father of her children, Jon Gosselin is speaking out.
As Dearly previously reported, the show will follow Kate on dates that have been set up by professional matchmakers.
Her two oldest daughters, twins Mady and Cara, will also be part of the show. In the trailer, they can be seen giving their mom advice and vetting some of her potential suitors.
And while her daughters are on board with their mom finding love again after being single for the last decade, her ex-husband is indifferent.
During an interview with HLN’s “Morning Express” with Robin Meade, Jon said of Kate’s new show:
“To each his own and whatever keeps the lights on. I don’t know. I just work a normal job, so I haven’t really been on reality TV in about 10 years.”
“Although I do come to visit LA pretty often and New York, but I kinda stay out of the limelight as much as possible. I do DJ but that doesn’t bring the limelight like it did 10 years ago. But you know, if she chooses to do that, she chooses to do that.”
Jon also made it very clear that Hannah and Collin, two of the sextuplets who live with him, will not be seen on the show.
“Two of the kids live with me. So those two kids will not be on her dating show and I’m pretty sure the other four won’t be either.”
Jon went on to talk about his living arrangements with Hannah and Collin who live with Jon and his girlfriend of five years, Colleen, in a house just down the street from Kate’s.
When asked if he has a relationship with his six other children, Jon said:
“I see them, but I don’t really have any interaction with the other six. Hannah has more interaction with her siblings, but Collin doesn’t. He’s had one visitation with his other siblings since he’s been back.”
However, Jon said they are working on getting Collin reacquainted with his siblings “as we speak.”