Jon Gosselin: My Son Does Not Have Special Needs!
Jon Gosselin just took a very passive aggressive dig at his ex-wife.
This isn’t exactly new, of course, considering all Jon and Kate have said about each other over the years.
In this case, however, Jon used one of the former couple’s children to slam Kate where it likely hurts the most.
For years, as loyal celebrity gossip fans likely know, the public did not see much of Collin Gosselin.
The young teenager wasn’t even included in his own birthday party because, presumably, he was away at a facility that assisted children with special needs.
We’re just quoting Kate herself for this diagnosis.
“Collin has special needs,” the TLC star told People Magazine in August of 2016.
She added at the time:
“[There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.
“This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this.
“By the same token, it’s not something that has only impacted me or him – our entire family has been impacted.”
Fair enough certainly, right?
We’ve written very little on this subject and simply been wishing Collin the best.
HOWEVER, Jon now has custody of Collin.
He filed for custody several weeks ago and was then rewarded with full-time temporary custody of the 14-year old after Kate did not show up at a court hearing.
Having talked openly about having Collin to himself at home and having shared a few photos of himself and his son, Jon responded this week to a question about Collin.
“I’d love to know if he actually has ‘special needs,’ or if he just didn’t deal [with] Kate’s BS like we all suspect. Either way, he’s home! And he looks happy,” wrote an Internet users to Jon, who responded as follows:
He is not on any spectrum or special needs.
That’s quite the statement, really.
Why has Collin been away from his family for two years in this case?
Is Jon legitimately arguing that Kate is simply full of it and that Collin wanted to get as far away from his mother as possible?
AND that Kate lied all this time about her child’s state of mind?
Those are pretty wild accusations.
As you can see above, Jon spent Christmas with kids Collin and Hannah, the latter of whom has been living with her dad all year, yet who is still under the legal custody of her mother.
The kids and their dad also hung out with Jon’s girlfriend, Colleen, and her children.
Kate, for her part, did not release any holiday photos and has not commented on this ugly custody situation in a very long time.
But she has defended her decision to send Collin away on multiple occasions.
“It was not even a really a choice, it was on the advice of his doctors and it had to happen,” she said on a November 2016 episode of ABC’s Nightline, concluding back then:
“He’s plodding along and we are too. This is the best thing I can do for him right now and that comforts me.”