Life hasn’t been easy for Kate Gosselin’s eight kids after her painful and public divorce from their dad, Jon Gosselin, and in a new interview, she reveals that they’re all still working out their ‘struggles’ in therapy seven years after the split.
Kate Gosselin, 41, has come a long way since her 2009 split from Jon Gosselin, but she’s essentially been raising there eight kids as a single mother ever since. Obviously, the divorce took a toll on twins, Cara and Madelyn, 15, and sextuplets, Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah, 12, and the reality star is opening up about how they’re still coping with it to this day in therapy.
“They do struggle and it’s not going to be an easy road,” she tells People. “Anyone who grows up with a parent who is often absent is going to have issues to deal with. At the end of the day I just want them to make good choices. And so far they really have been.”
The 41-year-old says her sons Aaden and Joel are in therapy together, while Collin has special needs, and is living away from home as part of a program expected to help his “life skills.” With Jon basically out of the picture completely, Kate has had to deal with Collin’s problems alone, and admits she’s noticed how it’s affected her seven other kids. “[They] realize that so much of my time and attention focus had to be devoted to Collin and trying to get him the help he needs,” she explains.
Still, the kids all seem to be doing alright. In the interview, Cara expresses her dreams to go to college and become a doctor, while Mady reveals she wants to be some sort of performer. Meanwhile, Joel and Aaden are totally cool with still being part of a reality TV family, while Alexis wants to work with animals. It’s certainly been a wild ride!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised Kate’s kids are all in therapy?