While Kate Gosselin is raking in the ratings on Dancing with the Stars, her ex-husband Jon Gosselin claims to be spending all of his time with the kids. We learned yesterday that Jon plans to fight for custody of their eight children and an insider close to the family says the kids are indeed happier when they’re with Jon. “The kids have always preferred Jon over Kate,” Life & Style reports. “The kids always come in second or third in Kate’s life. The nannies have more of a bond with them than her.”
Jon claims that Kate is neglecting the kids while she continues to make money. In the meantime, he can’t afford the thousands in child support because TLC won’t let him work. “When it’s technically her time to be at home and she’s away, Kate doesn’t allow Jon over and has nannies stay with the kids,” the insider says. “Jon is just trying to do what is in the best interest for the kids and him.”
But is the children’s best interest truly Jon’s main concern? Further reports state that Jon is going broke, which is why the former reality TV star is seeking primary custody of their eight children. Reportedly, he wants to end his support payments and have Kate pay him.
Life & Style goes on to report that Kate continues to capitalize on her children in her new book, I Just Want You to Know: Letters to my children on Love, Faith and Family. Kate pens a deeply personal letter to each of her eight children and apologizes for breaking up their once perfect family.
Writing to son Collin, Kate implies that the 5 1/2-year-old has a fear of abandonment and that her split with Jon has hit him the hardest. “I will never leave you,” she writes to him. “I know that all the recent events in our family structure have greatly upset you, maybe you most of all. When I leave for work, I will always come back.” And to son Aaden, she apologizes for taking away his dad. “I do not possess the skills to father you,” she writes. “But I will do everything I can to show you the way.” Kate also owns up to bullying her ex-husband. “Much of what I said to Jon was unwarranted,” she admits.
While Kate’s confessions may tug at readers’ heartstrings, making such private information public could possibly humiliate and harm the children in years to come.
“She’s back in diva mode,” an insider says to Life & Style. “She’s not the sweet, humble woman she’s been pretending to be. Some of the kids are rebelling,” the insider continues. “The older girls are throwing around attitudes, and the younger kids are acting up at school. She’s caught up in herself now,” the insider explains. “She’s all about Kate.”
Who has the children’s best interest at heart?