DING! DING! DING!
It is – tragically, painfully, astoundingly – back on again between Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin.
Nearly 10 years after the couple filed for divorce, tension between the reality stars remains as strong and as uncomfortable as ever… with their teenage daughter now caught in between.
Over the past few weeks, Jon Gosselin has been sharing numerous photos of himself and 14-year old Hannah.
She even said her formerly estranged parent was "the best dad anyone could ask for," which is quite the change of tune for any of Jon’s kids to sing.
It’s great that Hannah is getting along well with her pops, of course. Even Kate might say that in a moment of truth; it’s not like she wants her children to be ignored by their father.
But then Jon took things to an unexpected different level when he alleged that Hannah is living with him "permanently."
Is this really the case?!?
Jon did, after all, send Hannah off to her first day of eighth grade this week.
She is clearly sleeping at her dad’s house quite often.
Nevertheless, sources close to Kate have argued, Jon is a big huge liar and she maintains primary custody of all eight children the ex-couple share.
It’s yet another weird situation between the exes, along with a confusing one and a cantankerous one.
According to a new Radar Online report, meanwhile, it’s also a long-gestating issue.
The website has obtained Pennsylvania court records that detail the former couple’s years-long secret custody battle that has only been ratched up in recent months.
According to these papers, a judge filed a custody order on April 5, 2018 that apparently made Kate very mad. She tried to fight this ruling for months.
On May 4, Gosselin filed a motion for reconsideration, which means she asked the judge to change his previous decision from about a month earlier.
On May 8, Kate filed an appeal to the county’s superior court.
On June 14, the appeal was shut down.
Kate “did not present legal argument to justify this Court’s jurisdiction,” the judge ruled at this time, adding that she filed the appeal more than 30 days after the court’s order and adding:
"This Court has no jurisdiction to excuse the failure to file a timely notice of appeal."
Also in June, Gosselin filed an emergency petition for special relief, which fast-tracks an urgent case. This was rejected by the court.
Many specifics in regard to threse legal maneuvers are not known at this time, but it’s pretty clear there has been ongoing legal wrangling between Jon and Kate over Hannah.
Jon does appear to have made some progress in his custody battle, but Kate also remains the primary caregiver, as far as we can tell.
Things also remain as ugly as ever between the former co-stars, but we guess they’ve come a long way in a year.
Remember: At this time in 2017, Jon and Kate were LITERALLY fighting over Hannah.