Reports That Jon Gosselin Feels 'Powerless' to Fight Kate Are Truly Heartbreaking

Kate and Jon Gosselin
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As if we need any more negativity circling this former reality couple, here come further allegations of drama, drama, and more drama. Jon Gosselin reportedly feels "disconnected" from his eight children, which implies the 40-year-old dad faces long, uphill battles just to see his kids.

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It's no secret Jon has a strained relationship with Kate that's likely doing a number on his ability to see his kids: 17-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn, and 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah.

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An insider to the Gosselin drama exclusively tells HollywoodLife.com:

"To say that Jon and Kate hate each other would be an understatement. They can barely stand to be in the same room together, and any interaction between them is limited to the bare minimum. Kate likes to channel everything through her lawyer, but Jon doesn't have the money to pay an attorney every time he has a question, and as a result, he now has a way smaller presence in the kids' life than he would like."

And if that's not bad enough, claims are surfacing that Kate, 42, doesn't allow Jon to chime in -- or apparently have a say at all -- when it comes to their children, which is pretty heartbreaking (if true).

"Jon has zero say when it comes to parenting decisions -- Kate makes all of those herself, and that's exactly how she likes it," the "source" reveals to HollywoodLife.com.

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The insider continues:

"The more time goes on, the more Jon feels disconnected from his kids, which is super sad. Jon knows that Kate talks smack about him in front of the children, and that if she had her way then they would never see their dad. It really upsets Jon, but he feels powerless to fight back as he hasn't got the money Kate has to pay legal fees -- so all he can do at this stage is take what visitation Kate affords him, and just pray that when the kids get older they'll be able to understand that he did all he could."

How sad.

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With news that Jon is getting back on his feet and reportedly has a steady 9-to-5 job to help with the custody battle, one can only hope these once-lovers are able to bury the hatchet and come together -- for the sake of their children, who, sadly, are caught in the middle.

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