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Collin Gosselin has been spotted, folks.


Collin Gosselin

The 14-year old member of this once-famous and always-controversial family had not been included in Gosselin family photos or gatherings in quite awhile.

To be honest, we’re not even sure the last time we saw Collin with either his mother or his father.

The son of ex-spouses and TLC co-stars Jon and Kate has been enrolled in a program away from home for children with special needs.

To their credit, probably, neither Jon nor Kate ever really got into detail about what was troubling Collin or exactly where he has been spending all his time.

But while it was admirable that the parents respected their son’s privacy, this same privacy led to a million questions about Collin around the Internet.

Especially when he was absent from his very own birthday party last year.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, Go Eagles

But Jon Gosselin, who really does seem like he’s trying to rebuild his relationships with his children, surprised Instagram followers on Sunday by sharing a picture of himself, daughter Hannah and, yes, Collin.

The image featured all three loved ones outside of Jon’s residence in Reading, Pennsylvania and the simple caption read as follows:

“Had a good weekend visit with Collin at home!”

As you can see above, Collin looked happy and healthy as he donned a cute red message tee shirt that referenced his home town and read:

“Just a kid from Reading."

Two Gosselins

Jon, of course, shares Collin and Hannah – as well as remaining sextuplets Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden – with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

The pair are also the parents of 18-year-old twins Mady and Cara and they divorced very acrimoniously in 2009 after a decade of marriage.

To this day, Jon and Kate continue to spar in public, most recently over the status of Hannah.

She has been spending an unusual amount of time with her father over the past several weeks, leading many to believe Jon actually has custody of this daughter.

That’s largely because Jon himself as said as much:

Jon Gosselin: Hannah Lives with Me Now! She's FREE FROM KATE!!

But Kate says Jon is a liar and that all the kids still reside with her.

There is reportedly a drawn-out and ugly battle going on in regard to Hannah and which parent has the primary responsibility for her well-being.

Way back in 2016, the DJ (yes, Jon now works as a DJ) expressed frustration about his relationship with Collin, telling Us Weekly:

"I don’t know what’s going on. The whole point is I’m left in the dark. There’s no explanation. It’s disheartening/

"I don’t ever see Collin, ever. Not off the bus because he doesn’t go to school. Not at the gate because he doesn’t come down. Nothing. I am totally estranged from Collin because of Kate."

Yikes. That must have sucked.

Jon Gosselin and Hannah Gosselin, July 4th

Sources told Radar Online in the past that Collin was living in a “preadolescent unit” at a facility about two hours from the Gosselin family house in Pennsylvania.

It remains unclear just what is going on with Collin, but he’s 14 years old and we shouldn’t really be digging into whatever difficulties he may be going through.

We just wish his parents were on the same page about it.

Collin has special needs,” Kate one told People Magazine, adding:

“[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 am confident he is in the best hands and receiving the best of what’s being offered for his situation."