16 Pics That Show How Much Kate Gosselin's Kids Have Changed

Kayla Boyd | Apr 3, 2018 Celebrity Moms
16 Pics That Show How Much Kate Gosselin's Kids Have Changed
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It's hard to believe that TLC's hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8 premiered over ten years ago! (Yes, we are really that old, LOL.) The first episode aired on April 10, 2007, and it soon became a network favorite -- with millions of people tuning in to see just how the heck Kate Gosselin and her husband Jon managed life with eight children. Although things didn't work out between Jon Gosselin and Kate -- resulting in one of the most contentious celebrity custody battles we've ever seen -- fans still remained invested in the Gosselins, as individuals and of course, with their kids. With a set of twins and a set of sextuplets, this family definitely never has a dull moment.

Now that the reality show is just Kate Plus 8, we are able to see how Kate Gosselin handles her full house on her own. Of course it's not easy, but Kate is a hardworking mom with good kids. Cara, Mady, Collin, Leah, Hannah, Joel, Alexis, and Aaden have all grown up before our eyes. Although we see them on television, we don't get to see too much of them individually on social media or in interviews.

The twins are now 17 and the septuplets are 13! That's a whole lot of teenagers under one roof! We are excited to see what they each grow up to do and be. Now that we have seen them in the spotlight for almost 11 years, we dug up images of them from when they were little to compare them to what they look like now -- and man have they grown! 

  • Madelyn Gosselin (Then)

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    Madelyn Gosselin, or Mady, was born on October 8, 2000. She's technically Kate and Jon's second oldest kid and she's a fraternal twin. When she made her first television appearance, she was only 6. 

  • Madelyn Gosselin (Now)

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    Now, Mady is a full-blown teenager on the verge of adulthood! She looks incredibly grown in this selfie that Kate posted in January. 

  • Cara Gosselin (Then)

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    Cara Gosselin was also born on October 8, 2000. She's Mady's twin and the oldest sibling in the bunch. She was also only 6 when we first saw her on the show. 

  • Cara Gosselin (Now)

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    Now that the twins are much older, they look even more different. Cara has lighter hair and different facial features than Mady. She's a beautiful 17-year-old who will be finishing high school soon. 

  • Aaden Gosselin (Then)

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    Aaden is the third born septuplet. He and his siblings were born on May 10, 2004, so they were only toddlers when we first met them. He was so cute! 

  • Aaden Gosselin (Now)

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    Now, Aaden is in middle school (along with his siblings) and he looks much different! In a 2013 interview with People magazine, Aaden said he would like to run in the Olympics one day. We wonder if that's still true! 

  • Leah Gosselin (Then)

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    Leah Gosselin
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    Leah was the fifth born septuplet. She's always been known as the "little princess" of the group. 

  • Leah Gosselin (Now)

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    In this photo of Leah from 2017, she was celebrating getting her braces off. Time really does fly! 

  • Hannah Gosselin (Then)

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    Hannah Gosselin
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    Hannah was the second born septuplet. Growing up she always acted mature for her age and she liked to help Kate out as much as possible. 

  • Hannah Gosselin (Now)

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    Fast-forward to 2017 and Hannah is president ... well, class president, at least! We definitely see bright things for her future. 

  • Alexis Gosselin (Then)

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    Alexis is the first born sextuplet. She's funny, silly, and has always loved to play with her brothers. 

  • Alexis Gosselin (Now)

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    Alexis reportedly had some trouble in school back in 2010, but she seems to be doing well now! It's crazy how much older she looks now! 

  • Joel Gosselin (Then)

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    Joel was the last born septuplet and the youngest sibling in the family. Look at that adorable smile! 

  • Joel Gosselin (Now)

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    Joel is now a middle schooler and he's still known for being pretty easygoing. 

  • Collin Gosselin (Then)

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    Collin Gosselin
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    Collin is the fourth born septuplet. Fans have seen Collin the least because he has spent time away at a facility for special needs

  • Collin Gosselin (Now)

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    Although Collin was absent for much of the recent season of Kate Plus 8, he has managed to make some rare appearances on the show and social media. We hope we get to see more of him soon! 

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