There’s no question there’s bad blood between Jon Gosselin and his twin daughters Mady & Cara. After all, the two slammed him in a recent interview, even calling him ‘toxic!’ But it appears the father-of-eight is trying to make things right, which he proved by posting a cute birthday message for his girls in honor of their Sweet 16! See his emotional b-day wish here.
Better late than never, right? To celebrate his oldest children, twins Mady and Cara Gosselin‘s, 16th birthday, John Gosselin, 39, shared an adorable throwback photo of himself with his daughters coupled with a sweet b-day message. Only problem? He published the post two whole days AFTER their actual birthday! Yikes!
And since Mady and Cara are currently not on the best terms with their father, we can’t imagine that his belated birthday wish did too much to help his situation. “Happy 16th Bday to Mady and Cara!!! October 8, 2000 seems forever ago,” he captioned the photo, which he posted on Oct. 10. In the pic, the three can be seen sharing happier times as Jon holds both girls — one in each arm — in front of a Christmas tree.
For those who need a refresher, back in August, the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star revealed his relationship with some of his and his wife, Kate Gosselin‘s, 41, kids has suffered following their 2009 divorce. “Everybody used to come to my house,” Jon told Entertainment Tonight.
“You know, it was great, and then Madelyn and Cara just stopped coming, around 12 to 13 [years old]. I didn’t question it. I was just like, ‘Hey, do what you want, be with your friends,’ and then it just became they’re not coming.” He continued, “Madelyn and Cara, I don’t see that much, or often. We’re kind of not talking right now.”
Soon after, Mady and Cara addressed their father in a revealing interview with People magazine that took place that same month. The pair told fans how they REALLY feel about their dad, and they did not hold anything back! “Here’s how I feel about this,” Mady told the publication. “This year I am going to turn 16. I’m going to be learning to drive, taking the PSATs, thinking about college… so much is going on in my life. And the last thing I have time for is a toxic relationship.” Ouch!
“He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” she continued. “He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don’t want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen.”
Jon did speak out after the girls’ words were published, revealing he was hurt by what they said about him. “I’m very upset,” Jon said to ET at the time. “I love my children very much. I’ve always been there for them and I always will be. It’s shocking.” Hopefully the three of them can repair their relationship in good time!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you surprised Jon posted his birthday wish to Mady and Cara late? Do you think they should forgive him for things that have happened in the past?