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Jon Gosselin Says He Had To Save His Son From "Narcissistic And Selfish" Ex-wife Kate Who Sent The Boy To A Special Needs Institution

Date September 20, 2019 14:02

Jon Gosselin and his then-wife Kate rose to fame as stars of the TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8.

The show centered around the lives of the couple as they raised their eight children and the day-to-day challenges of being parents in such a big family.

In 2009, the couple announced they were separating and their marriage ended soon after.

Jon gets candid

The reality star opened up to the UK Daily Mail in his first interview since a decade-long gag was lifted. He told the publication of his concerns for his children who were living with Kate and described his ex-wife as a "militant" mother who was abusive to the kids.

Kate is not doing the shows for her family, Kate is doing it for herself. She's narcissistic and selfish. That's it. Period.

The dad gave an example of how his son, Collin, then 11, was sent off by his mom to stay at a special needs institution for no reason. Jon said he was forced to step in in 2018 after his son begged him for help.

In a letter obtained by Daily Mail, Collin wrote to his dad in 2017 begging him to come and rescue him from the facility. It read:

I’m YOUR son, not hers. She was abusive to me after I left your house. I’m sorry. Take this to court because … you’re my dad, my savior.

In the letter which was reportedly smuggled out by Collin's roommate, the boy also wrote:

I’m counting on you to get me out of here. Daddy, I love you. save me. Please come FAST. I love you. Help me. BYE.”

Jon said that his son was "caged" in the institution even though he was only diagnosed with ADHD.

He was alone for three and a half years with no parents, all alone. It was inhumane.

After receiving the letter, Jon said he managed to get a lawyer and worked towards getting joint custody. Eventually, Collin was released to his dad's custody.

Concerns for his other kids

Jon Gosselin has custody of two of his kids Hannah and Collin but he still worried about the other six. He said he wasn't sure what Kate was capable of.

I have two kids in my house who left a whole pile of money behind. They left fame and money and came to my house. They left it all behind.

He insisted that his kids didn't want to be filmed anymore and he would like to get them out of the situation.

This all sounds like a very complicated situation. Here's hoping the parents figure things out for the sake of their kids.