Jon Gosselin Speaks Out as Kate & Twins Basically Call Him an Absentee Dad

jon gosselinHearing an ex talk about your kids and your parenting skills is never easy, so it makes sense that this dad has had it. Jon Gosselin is speaking up and defending himself after his ex-wife, Kate, revealed she's dealt with their son Collin's special needs all on her own. The father of eight, who's been portrayed as an absentee dad, says he's "very upset" following the tell-all interview in which his daughters said they barely know him, and, really, who can't blame him?

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In addition to sharing that she's sent their son to an away-from-home program to get the help he needs, Kate allowed her 15-year-old twins Mady and Cara to talk about their dad in a recent interview with People magazine -- and what they had to say had to upset Jon even more. Cara told People

He makes it seem like we're being kept from him, which is insane. He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don't want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen.

Ouch. Mady added, "He doesn't even know us. How can he dare to talk about us?"

The sisters are referring to an interview their dad gave to Entertainment Tonight in early August in which he said he hadn't seen all eight of his children together in "three to four years."

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These latest revelations have no doubt hurt the former reality star, who recently told ET, "I'm very upset. I love my children very much. I've always been there for them and I always will be. It's shocking." 

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This is a difficult situation for all involved, no matter whose side you take. There doesn't seem to be an easy solution. But rather than talking through the media, perhaps Jon could reach out to the children directly and attempt to make amends. 

Unless there's a court order barring it, it seem like Jon, who's been working as a DJ and recently left a post at T.G.I. Friday's, could make his way to son Collin's school and visit him there. 

While the children may be upset by his past behavior, it's up to Jon as the adult to make these relationships better. Though he might be saying the right things to the media, actions speak louder than words -- and no one understands that more than children. 


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