Jon has a lot of Christmas presents to buy for his brood of eight! HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the single father to hear about his holiday plans, his health regimen and how his relationship with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, is going.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, especially when you’re Jon Gosselin! It’s a wonderful winter for the 37-year-old, who will have his kids with him on Christmas Eve. HollywoodLife.com got the exclusive scoop on how this single dad shops for eight kids and what he thinks of Kate Gosselin‘s return to reality TV show with new Kate Plus 8 specials on TLC.
Jon Gosselin & Kids’ Holiday Plans — How He’ll Spend Christmas With Them
Jon will be with his children on Christmas Eve and it seems like he cannot wait to celebrate with his “plus eight!”
Jon didn’t have his crew with him on Thanksgiving, but fortunately they will be staying with him on Christmas Eve and most of the last week in December!
So what’s a dad to do when it comes to shopping for his adorable crew?
“The boys want Nerf Guns and outdoor stuff. Headsets for their walkie talkies and XBOX [and] the girls want iPhone accessories, jewelry and clothes. The twins want gift cards for shopping,” Jon reveals exclusively to HollywoodLife.com.
Wow — that’s a lot of gifts!
Jon Gosselin: Hopeful To ‘Co-Parent’ With Kate One Day
We also asked the former reality TV star if he has seen his ex wife’s new Kate Plus 8 specials?
“I havent really watched any full episodes of Kate Plus 8. I’ve seen clips and bits and pieces. I’ve been really busy with work and working out. I quit smoking, I’m eating very healthy. I have a trainer and a nutritionist,” he said.
Well, it seems like Jon doesn’t need to make a New Year’s resolution!
We were also happy to learn that the single parents are also getting along.
“For now, things between Kate and I are cordial, which during the holidays is really nice and a change of pace. Maybe one day co-parenting might actually happen sooner than later. Let’s hope!”
The state of peace is a far cry from Kate’s reported controlling ways as a parent, who shares custody with Jon.
In July 2014, Kate, 39, reportedly tried to control her children’s relationship with their father.
Her former nannies allegedly revealed the lengths at which Kate interferes with her children’s relationship with Jon, as well as how difficult she makes it for them to even be in contact.
However, according to Jon, there seems to be little tension in this family tree and this is so nice to hear at last! We think Jon is an excellent dad!
HollywoodLifers, do you miss watching Jon on reality TV? Do you want him to get involved in the show again!?
— Jordyn Shaffer