Jon Gosselin, 44, is an engineer, not a social media pro — but he’s got his kids to help out with that second part. The reality alum is thankful daughter Hannah Gosselin, 17, was nearby to pitch in as he gets a head start on shopping for a good cause before the holiday season. “I do a lot [more] on my Instagram stories than posting on my wall,” Jon told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY while discussing a video he posted on his social about Coresight Research’s Second Annual 10.10 Livestream Shopping Festival taking place virtually on Oct. 10.
“I said, ‘I’ll do the video and then you add the GIF and then you do the swipe up.’ So it was a partnership. It took me 3,000 takes I kept messing up. She was adding in everything for me and I said ‘Alright, I think I like it.’ Then she added it all and when she finished I thought, ‘Thank God.’ I don’t know what I’d do without her.”
Hannah and her brother Collin Gosselin, 17, are a part of the famous sextuplets from the hit TLC series, Jon & Kate Plus 8, along with their twin sisters Mady and Cara Gosselin, 20. The pair have lived with their father for a handful of years now after their father obtained custody of them in 2018, nine years after filing for divorce from their estranged mother Kate Gosselin, 46. Their other brothers and sisters, Leah, Aiden, Joel and Alexis, live full-time with Kate and do not have a relationship with Jon.
The daddy-daughter duo’s bond is special and they compliment each other well. “I think it’s a mutual thing,” Jon added. “I take care of everything like the car and the insurance and the finances and all those kinds of things and she takes care of all the multimedia. I take care of the network. She’s the software engineer and I’m the network engineer. It’s a match made in heaven.”
Collin and Hannah’s Christmas list has already been handed to Jon, and he says it’s quite unique to say the least. “They ask for interesting things like, ‘Can I get a new comforter?'” Jon revealed. “They send their lists. They use apps. They add it to their Amazon cart which is ironic because I work for Amazon. They’ll send me 50 things so then I just pick through things. They send stuff like furniture. Who sends furniture in their Christmas list? It’s funny.”
Jon is unsure what to get his own kids this holidays season, so in the meantime, he’s happy to spend time with them giving back. “We like to donate to different charities as well,” Jon said of the shopping festival where brands and consumers donate up to 10% to participating charities. “I try to teach my kids that.”
Coresight Research has partnered with Access Beauty Insiders to bring more beauty brands to the shopping experience for the event that will run from 10am-10pm EST. The event in partnership with Livestream shopping platforms CommentSold, Smartzer, Firework and 1:1 live video co-shopping platform, GhostRetail. Shoppers can expect other celebrity participants such as Phaedra Parks, Erica Rose and Natalie Nunn.