On May 10, Kate Gosselin celebrated her sextuplets’ 15th birthdays.

In an Instagram post, Kate shared photos from their day of celebration, which included dinner, a cake, and of course, presents.

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Our big celebration of #15 is finally winding down here! We celebrated ALL DAY LONG, beginning with a present at 6:30 am before school!😳 I’m so very thankful for my ‘babies’…. somehow they are 15 already?! I’m amazed by them each day! I’m so proud of the positive qualities I’ve seen developing as they edge closer to adulthood. It hasn’t been easy for them, especially over the last year and a half, but they continue to persevere, stay positive and make lemonade out of lemons (to the point where I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to lemons, but what’s a mom to do?!🤯) but no matter what, these kids keep on keeping on! Such good, wholesome, loving, insightful, wise humans and I’m just so proud to call them mine! I love you guys to the moon and back a hundred billion times x infinity😉! Happy 15th birthday! 🥰🥳🎂😘😍 #15 #Lemonade

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The proud mom wrote:

Our big celebration of #15 is finally winding down here! We celebrated ALL DAY LONG, beginning with a present at 6:30 am before school! I’m so very thankful for my ‘babies’…. somehow they are 15 already?! I’m amazed by them each day! I’m so proud of the positive qualities I’ve seen developing as they edge closer to adulthood.

Kate continued:

It hasn’t been easy for them, especially over the last year and a half, but they continue to persevere, stay positive and make lemonade out of lemons (to the point where I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to lemons, but what’s a mom to do?!) but no matter what, these kids keep on keeping on! Such good, wholesome, loving, insightful, wise humans and I’m just so proud to call them mine! I love you guys to the moon and back a hundred billion times x infinity! Happy 15th birthday! #15 #Lemonade

However, people were quick to point out that Kate neglected to name or post any photos of her two children who live with her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.

Some people wrote:

Ummmm I only see 4/6????

Aren’t you missing 2 ??

They need Hannah and Collin!!!!

Ummm there used to be six…

Am I the only one that thinks she needs to stop using the Kateplusmy8 as her IG name or Kate plus 8 anything? Clearly she doesn’t have 8 at home or film any longer so why keep the name ?

I can’t stand not seeing them together!

While others defended the mom, saying she deserves only kindness because she’s going through a difficult time, as she eluded in her post:

Clearly half of you didn’t read the post. Clearly she’s making the best out of a tough situation. She is staying positive and celebrating in her own new way. Climb out of your perfect towers IG royalty, and see how normal people live.

Sometimes separated families means some kids live with Mom and some with Dad. Just because 2 chose to live with Dad doesnt mean Mom doesnt care and vice versa. I am sure this post is aimed at all 6 kids. Hope they have a fantastic 15th birthday. We can not judge what goes on behind closed doors as we do not know. I dont think Kate is a bad mom. Just stricter but she did raise all 8 alone for long enough if she wasnt strict it would have been chaos. Xx

As Dearly previously reported, in 2018, both Hannah and Collin moved in with Jon.

Collin moved in a few months later after finishing up his two-year-long stint at an institution. In a 2016 interview with People, Kate said that she made the decision to send Collin due to his “special needs.”

However, Jon has since refuted those claims saying Collin “is not on any spectrum or special needs.”

Similarly to Kate, Jon also posted a photo of the two children who live with him for their birthday.

Nonetheless, Jon suffered little backlash for his birthday message, perhaps because he mentioned all six of his sextuplets in the caption:

“Happy 15th Birthday Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah!!!! Wow I can’t believe you are 15!!! Time is flying by!!! I love you all very much. I wish you the best day ever and I hope you enjoy your birthday celebrations today and this weekend!!! Love always, Dad.”

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