Collin Gosselin hasn’t spoken to his siblings in ‘five or six years’
Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin’s son Collin hasn’t spoken to most of his siblings in « five or six years. »
The 18-year-old told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that the distance from fellow sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah, as well as 22-year-old twins Madelyn and Cara, has been « difficult ».
Although Collin – who speaks to his sister Hannah – « would like to have a relationship » with his siblings, he hasn’t « reached out » to them – nor have they.
“I want to respect their space and their time and respect how they feel about everything, so I kind of wait for the day when they reach out to me,” he explained. « I don’t want to reach out.
« I don’t want to invade their space, » the former reality star continued. « I prefer to let them do it on their own terms. »
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The ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ alum shared his hopes to ‘have dinner with’ his family members and ‘catch up…on time. [they] lost” after being “so close”.
Collin, who sees himself enlisting in the Marine Corps, said how much he wants Madelyn, Cara, Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah to be « happy ».
« I love them to death, » he tearfully told the outlet. « I love them very much. … I really hope that one day when I have children, my children will know their aunt and uncles.
Collin has not lived with his siblings since he was sent to an institution for behavioral issues in 2016. Jon was later granted sole physical and legal custody of Collin.
The DJ, 45, also won custody of Hannah, and the Gosselin Girl creator is an important part of Collin’s « emotional support » system.
« I would do anything for my sister, » he said. “She helped me a lot and still does today. [She] still does the same for me.
Earlier in the interview, Collin opened up about his estrangement from mom Kate for the first time.
« It’s a shame we didn’t have a relationship, » he said of the 47-year-old. « I think every son wants to have a relationship with his mother. »
Collin and his family starred on TLC from 2007 to 2017. Jon and Kate called it quits two years after the show premiered after 10 years of marriage.