The Gosselin sextuplets turned 12 on the Nov. 29 episode of ‘Kate Plus 8,’ but one MAJOR thing was missing from their special day — their sibling Collin! This was Collin’s 1st birthday away from home as he’s currently getting ‘behavioral treatment’ in a special facility, and his mother Kate was devastated that he couldn’t be with the fam to celebrate.
Gosselin sextuplets: Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah are just one year away from being teenagers! And on the Nov. 29 episode of Kate Plus 8, fans got to watch the siblings celebrate their milestone day in style, but not all six of the kids could be there for the party, which turned out to be quite a downer for their mom Kate Gosselin, 41.
Acknowledging Collin’s absence, Kate told the cameras that a birthday party without Collin was “tough” for the kids and “tough for mom.” The mom-of-eight explained that while she’s sad Collin couldn’t join in on the festivities, she knows he’s getting the best care, and that he’s where he needs to be right now. “I was not able with my own resources here to meet his needs,” she said.
“He needs to be in an environment to help him learn the skills and gain the insight to be the best Collin that he can be.” Colin is currently being treated in a facility for “behavioral issues” and no longer lives at home. But of course the show must go on — and it did! In fact, the party proved to be quite the event. As Kate tries to outdo herself every year, this 12th birthday party included a scavenger hunt, a piñata, a clown, and even an ever-popular money booth!
But as the fam and their friends sang “Happy Birthday,” to five out of the six birthday kids, Kate got sad once again thinking about Collin. “Singing to everyone as a group, and Collin wasn’t there — it grabbed me,” she reflected. “But overall I was comforted knowing that each of my children are receiving what they need.” And in the end it seemed like the sextuplets had yet another memorable b-day! Hopefully Collin will be able to join them next year.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you surprised Collin was forced to miss his own birthday? Do you think he’ll be able to come home soon?