In between things really start to change Kate Gosselin and their children!
As Perezcious readers know, the longstanding estrangement exists between Kate and her children Hanna And Collin It started with a long custody battle between her and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin. In the end, the two siblings decided to live with their father full-time while the other sextuplets – along with their twin sisters – stayed with their mother.
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It’s been a mess ever since – at one point Collin even admitted he hadn’t spoken to his siblings in “five or six years,” and Jon was quick to blame Kate’s alleged estrangement tactics. The drama with this family never seemed to abate, but last month things finally started to improve!
Jon revealed it The US sun recently that Hannah had actually spoken to her mother again on the sextuplets’ 19th birthday:
“It’s been nice. Hannah and Collin have matured a lot over the past few years.”
And now it seems to be even better because Kate surprised her ex by actually showing up to Hannah and Collins’ graduation! A source close to the outlet told the outlet on Tuesday that Jon had been told she was coming, but he still couldn’t believe his eyes when she actually showed up! The 48-year-old attended Pennsylvania High School to celebrate her daughter in particular, apparently:
“Jon knew Kate was coming because she and Hannah had talked a few times and she said she would be there. Kate and Collin are still not talking, but she saw him graduate as well since it was the same time as Hannah. Jon was surprised that Kate had decided to come just because she’d been absent most of her life and he didn’t expect her to show up for graduation.”
The insider continued:
“Jon was very proud when his children graduated. They’ve all been through a lot over the past few years, so it was a really nice family celebration.”
We bet! What a milestone! Meanwhile, things seemed to be going really well for the family as Jon hosted a barbecue for everyone after the ceremony:
“Jon and the kids came to graduation in Collin’s brand new convertible Mustang. They were all smiling and ready for graduation. Collin and Hannah looked like best friends. Jon wanted it to be a day to remember and hosted a huge BBQ that caused a stir. Friends and family came to celebrate. Jon’s mum also came to celebrate.”
We’re guessing Kate didn’t return indoors for hot dog eating after the ceremony – but baby steps, right?
Along with Kate plus date Star, Jon’s mother and ex-girlfriend colleen The graduation ceremony was attended by:
“Kate showed up, which was a bit of a surprise considering she was actually missing for most of Collins’ adult life and barely saw Hannah. Jon’s ex Colleen, who remains close with the kids, came to watch them graduate and surprisingly sat right behind Kate.”
And best of all? no drama! It was all about Hannah and Collins’ special day:
“Jon and Colleen have remained friends and he was happy to see them. It was a little tough for Jon having both his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife there, but everyone was polite and the kids were a top priority.”
However, that does not mean that there were no tensions. Apparently, the exes didn’t speak to each other all night, and neither did Collin speak to Kate. But Hannah spoke to her, which is a great sign:
“Jon and Kate didn’t speak to each other at all – she sat at the other end of the bar and they didn’t need to see each other. Although Colleen was sitting right behind Kate and that was a very strange sight! They didn’t even look at each other.”
Wow! This is definitely a big step towards healing for the Gosselins. What do you think, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF (below).
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