As the Gosselin kids got older, the way they interacted with their parents also changed. It wasn’t as easy for Jon Gosselin to come to the house and stay for the weekend while Kate Gosselin went off and did her own thing — which was the former couple’s original plan. Laid out in the terms of their divorce, Kate was awarded full legal custody of the children while she and Jon shared physical custody. Their tumultuous divorce led to the kids being put in the middle, and in 2016, Jon admitted that he’d not seen all eight of his kids in years. “Most of the time, I get four. I haven’t seen all my kids together in about three years. I only get what I get. Whoever comes down the driveway, that’s who I get,” he said on an episode of “The Steve Harvey Show.” That same year, reports surfaced that one of the sextuplets, Collin Gosselin, was placed in a special school for kids with behavioral issues.
After receiving a concerning letter from his son, Jon went to bat to gain custody of Collin, and Hannah, who expressed being mentally abused by Kate at the time, which Jon told the Daily Mail in 2019. Jon was able to get Collin out of the facility he’d be placed in by his mother and was granted full custody of Collin and Hannah in 2018, according to Hollywood Life.