Jon Gosselin’s Custody Battle with Kate Over, Able to Rebuild Relationship with Youngsters

Trying ahead to the longer term. Jon Gosselin is thrilled that his youngsters have gotten authorized adults, ending his lengthy custody battle with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

“I’m relieved that court docket is over and I can give attention to rebuilding my relationships with my youngsters who now reside in North Carolina and New York,” Jon, 46, solely instructed Us Weekly on Wednesday, Might 3. “It’s a really liberating feeling to not have to fret about lawsuits from Kate and actually opens the door for me to succeed in out to my different youngsters. I actually hope for one of the best.”

The previous Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars share eight youngsters: twins Mady and Cara, each 22, and sextuplets Alexis, Collin, Joel, Hannah, Leah and Aaden, all 18.

They tied the knot in 1999 earlier than touchdown their actuality present in 2007 (after two Discovery Well being specials in 2005 and 2006). Kate, now 48, filed for divorce in June 2009 after 10 years of marriage and was awarded full authorized custody of the duo’s youngsters. Nonetheless, Hannah and Collin moved in with their father in 2018. Jon, for his half, has remained estranged from his different six youngsters after his cut up from Kate.

“The children are full grown adults and sadly we missed these alternatives once they had been rising up,” Jon instructed Us. “With that mentioned, there are lots of occasions developing like the children’ graduations, and hopefully seeing my ex and my different youngsters isn’t awkward however as a substitute a brand new starting.”

The Philadelphia native sued Jon final yr for $132,875 in baby assist. An insider solely instructed Us in August 2022 that the case was dropped after proof on the contrary was supplied. “There’s proof in authorized paperwork from June 2018 that present the Superior Court docket of PA quashed Kate’s enchantment for Jon to pay her $132K,” the supply mentioned. “They quashed the entire thing so he by no means owed her any cash.”

Whereas the authorized battles between Jon and Kate are lastly over, so is any likelihood at constructing a relationship as coparents. “At this level the prospect of coparenting with my ex has seemingly come to an finish,” Jon instructed Us.

The DJ mentioned Hannah and Collin have “moved on” from the household drama as effectively. “There’s a sense of aid for me that they will transfer on, into maturity with out the stigma of mother and pa attending household court docket,” he defined.

Jon beforehand slammed Kate for alienating their youngsters from him, and he revealed that he hasn’t talked to a few of them in a number of years. Nonetheless, he hopes to reconnect with them as adults.

“The excellent news is, I journey a lot for DJing within the areas that my youngsters reside, I hope the situation comfort alone with spark curiosity to fulfill in particular person,” he shared.

He’s booked and busy as the person behind the music. “I really feel extraordinarily honored and blessed to have a packed schedule for DJing this summer season!” Jon mentioned. “I’m trying ahead to taking part in for Bally’s On line casino in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey, at two of their venues — The Yard and Bally’s Seashore Bar. Shoutout to Close to Darkish Leisure for the bookings.”

He added, “I really feel that I’ve labored actually exhausting and put the time in with my music to permit myself the alternatives which might be occurring now for my DJ profession. [I hope to] let the previous be previous and sit up for a DJ profession that I now can give attention to, as a result of my coronary heart is in the best place, and I lastly have a beautiful assist system with family and friends in my nook supporting my music profession.”

Reporting by Nate Grant