In 2016, star of TLC’s “Kate Plus 8,” Kate Gosselin, told People that one of her sextuplets, Collin, was admitted into a treatment center because of his special needs.

She explained that it was a hard decision to make as a parent and one that she had to face “on her own.”

However, she believed that it was the best decision for her son.

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Found our tree ? let the holidays begin!!!!

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Kate also said of Collin’s diagnosis:

“Collin has special needs. [There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things. This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this. By the same token, it’s not something that has only impacted me or him — our entire family has been impacted.”

Following that initial interview, the mom of eight tried to avoid mentioning Collin publicly. And every time the mom posted a photo of her children, and Collin was missing from the photo, her fans and followers would comment, questioning why the now 14-year-old hadn’t been a part of their family celebrations.

Fast forward to May 2018, fans finally got their first glimpse of Collin in nearly two years when his father and Kate’s ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, and their daughter Hannah, visited him for the sextuplets’ 14th birthday.

Hannah has been living with her father for the past year.

And ever since then, Jon has continued to share pictures of himself and Hannah spending time with Collin. It was also reported that Jon had filed for sole custody of Collin in October.

Now, E! News is reporting that a judge has awarded Jon temporary sole legal and physical custody of Collin on December 4, after Kate reportedly did not show up for the decision.

According to Us Weekly, the day before their hearing, Kate asked to have it postponed, but her request was denied.

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Had a good weekend visit with Collin at home!

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In an interview from November, Jon told E! News:

“Collin came up for the weekend. It was his first visit in three years. He stayed with me.”

Neither Jon nor Kate have personally commented on the judge’s decision to award Jon temporary sole custody.

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39 Replies to “Judge Awards Jon Gosselin Temporary Sole Custody of Son Collin Years After Kate Put Him in a Treatment Center”

  • Tconroy 2 years ago

    Kate is a hot damn mess herself.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      Wouldnt you be if you had that many kids by yourself?

  • Susan Patterson 2 years ago

    Kate never cared about how she looked when she was with Jon and was always berating him on camera. As soon as they split up, she let her hair grow out, started wearing makeup and was very much in the public eye looking like a movie star. I always felt sorry for Jon because of the way she treated him and for the way she let herself go when she was with him. I felt that she was in it for the money and the fame only. Good for Jon getting custody of Colin! He needs a parent who isn’t only concerned with herself and her own needs.

    • T 2 years ago

      so we have to look perfect for our men? Screw that noise. you think maybe she didn’t have time for herself with 8 small children. once they were divorced the kids were older she had more people around to help out and had a little more time/money to take care of herself. I still think shes a shitty person, but dont make it out to be like Oh Poor john, he was married to a fat slob.” thats crap. two way street

      • gail mcintyre 2 years ago

        kate had all kinds of help.. she even had someone to put her laundry away.. she managed to find time for a tummy tuck though….

        • Anonymous 2 years ago

          If it wasn’t for that tummy tuck , he wouldn’t have met the drs. Daughter.

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    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      I agree

  • Amy H 2 years ago

    I too always felt bad for Jon. She treated him like utter garbage and some of the boys too. I just wonder if Collin was more like Jon & she couldnt stand it. Its obvious Collin doesnt have a severe mental condition, so I wonder if he doesnt have High Functioning Autism &/or ADHD? Neither one warrants sending a child to Inpatient Care for this long. If anything, Kate is the one who needs deep mental help.
    I hope Jon pulls Collin out of the Inpatient care and brings him home permanently. Maybe more of the children go live with him.
    Watch out Kate. Insult/demean their father all the time, they catch on.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      Amy, I believe that you are correct!

    • Susan J 2 years ago

      I wonder how many people who are passing judgement on the mother’s decision to have Colin in a treatment facility have actually ever had to confront the issues of a child with mental health issues. A parent cannot on their own volition admit their child. It requires an M.D. (a psychiatrist) to have sound reason for such an admission. As a psychiatric nurse, I have seen the pain involved for all with such a decision and then I got to live it myself. Its no fun folks. Hold your judgements.

    • DT 2 years ago

      What a mother and father responsibility is to children?
      Being role models for their children
      Listen to the children on issues or help
      Do activities with the children
      Give the children some responsibilities to have and see if they are able to do the responsibilities.
      Teach them from right and wrong from a young age time frame

      Parents be on the same team to raise the children correct

      Husband and Wife
      Talk things out with each other

    • Susan 2 years ago

      Yes, she does!

    • Susan 2 years ago

      Yes, she does! I agree!

    • Susan 2 years ago

      Yes, she does! I agree!

  • Marie Kleps 2 years ago

    I also did not like or appreciate how Jon was berated on the show by his ex- wife. It showed Kate’s “true colors” for everyone to see. Jon seems to be very kind and patient and I think Colin will thrive in his care, along with his daughter. Jon, you waited long enough and I am happy for you.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    She was always a bitch and cared only about herself and all the attention she could get using her children!

  • Christianne s. 2 years ago

    I never found that enough was said about Colin to form a truly educated opinion of all this I could always tell if corset Jon & Kate loved all their children credit must be truly difficult to deal with sextuplets and twins together like that I have a feeling that whatever happened between them was simply unfortunate and not helped by the media presence in their life

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    All I can say is Kate has got to have control of everyone. She lost it took things too far with the children but at beginning with Jon. She showed the world how ugly she was to her husband.

  • Linda 2 years ago

    So glad! Kate is a bitch! Jon has his faults ! But she certainly does to! Good luck Jon!!

    • Carol 2 years ago

      Jon was a lazy selfish pig. Kate was trying to manage and organize 8 small children and do nothing Jon.

  • Lynn 2 years ago

    Don’t forget Jon had an affair while they were still married. Jon “ain’t all that!” He was in it for himself.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      Anybody would’ve sought the respect and loving embrace of another, when it was completely ABSENT at home… Not all affairs are as dastardly as they appear to be. Years of being deprived of basic humane treatment by the sole person who is supposed to provide it unconditionally is a real kick to the pec

    • J 2 years ago

      Anybody would’ve sought the respect and loving embrace of another, when it was completely ABSENT at home… Not all affairs are as dastardly as they appear to be. Years of being deprived of basic humane treatment by the sole person who is supposed to provide it unconditionally is a real kick to the pec

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  • Rebecca 2 years ago

    amazed at all the snarky comments about Kate. should walk in her shoes prior to taking smack about her. both parents had/have faults and don’t think anyone on this posting is in a position to say such negative things. Our country needs to be less divisive instead of piling on someone we don’t even know personally.

    • Carol 2 years ago

      And, Kate hasn’t been our whoring around. Jon on the other hand…..

  • June 2 years ago

    I am so glad that Jon is finally getting that bitch what she deserves. He does not care about those kids. It is all the about the money. Where to go Jon. I am happy for you

  • Susan 2 years ago

    Good! We all have issues, but I always saw Kate as bat s**t crazy! I understand OCD and the need for organization, especially with so many kids at once, but she goes way overboard in terms of control freak! No one could live with her and get anything right. Plays a great victim, part of her personality disorder. This child certainly would have been work for her and damaged her spotlight! Reminds me of an immediate relative of mine who created a whole lot of issues in her kids unnecessarily!

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