Kate Gosselin, from reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8, has spoken about why her children no longer to speak to their estranged father Jon.
The former reality star, 43, spoke to PEOPLE about returning to our screens in a new TLC documentary series on her dating life, titled Kate Plus Date, something her eldest children, twins Mady and Cara, fully support.
'Now that they’re older and talking about dating and how they’re all gonna get married someday…it became apparent: they want someone for me. They want me to have somebody in my life,' she told the publication.
Since their divorce in 2009, Jon has been focused on his DJing career and battled Kate for custody of the twins and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel, who turn 14 next month. But in August 2016, Mady and Cara told PEOPLE that they weren’t speaking to their father, who had given interviews to some media outlets about his strained relationship with the girls.
'He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,' Mady said. '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.'
'He doesn’t even know us,' she added. 'How can he dare talk about us?'