No one was more shocked than Jon Gosselin when his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, humiliated their 13-year-old twins on the ‘Today’ show on Jan. 16. Jon believes the reason the usually talkative twins didn’t speak up was because they were terrified of Kate! ‘All the stress got to them,’ Jon tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Jon Gosselin was horrified not only that Kate Gosselin brought twins Mady and Cara, 13, on the Today show for an uncomfortable tell-all interview — but also that she snapped at them on live television when they fell silent and didn’t stick to the script. HollywoodLife.com spoke with the girls’ father, Jon, after the show, and he slammed his ex for intimidating the teens on TV.
Kate Gosselin’s Girls Scared Of Her? — Jon Gosselin Says Why Kids Were Silent
Still fuming after watching the interview with his girlfriend, Liz, Jon explains why he thinks his girls were unable to open up on the Today show.
“I think out of fear, they went silent,” Jon tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They were never scripted before, it was a reality show — do what you want, say what you want. They were in a moral dilemma. All the stress got to them and they didn’t say anything.”
Jon was also furious that Kate tried to speak for their daughters after they remained silent.
“If they felt that way, they would have said it,” Jon says. “I’ve just never seen them not talk. I was like, ‘Holy cow.'”
Jon Gosselin: Kate Gosselin Is ‘Narcissistic’
So why did Kate drag her two young daughters in front of a national audience for what turned out to be one of the world’s most awkward interviews? Jon attributes it to Kate’s constant need for attention, which could prove very damaging for the children.
“I think it’s f—ing horrible that she’d put them in a [position] like this,” Jon said. “She put them on TV for herself. She’s narcissistic.”
“They haven’t been on TV in two years, so why are they speaking out? I care about my children and I am worried about them being normal kids,” Jon added. “I’ve worked so hard to get them off TV and now she throws them back on TV.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Jon is right — are Mady and Cara scared of their mom? Do YOU think Kate Gosselin is scary? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.
— Tierney McAfee