We've made numerous jokes over the years about Kate Gosselin being a terrible parent.
We've mostly made these jokes because Kate Gosselin has been a pretty terrible parent over the years.
But it's one thing to exploit your myriad of children for fame and fortune...
... it's quite another to abandon your son complete.
Especially when he seemingly needs you the most.
According to Radar Online, however, this is exactly what's happened between Kate and Collin Gosselin, the latter of whom is one of the sextuplets who turned 15 late last week.
An insider tells this celebrity gossip website that Kate has somehow not bothered to reach out at all to Collin since he left a special needs facility back in early December.
“Collin doesn’t want to see Kate, and so he has not,” the source tells Radar. “Kate has not tried reaching out since he left the facility.”
This seems difficult to believe, except it's on legal record that Jon Gosselin filed for temporary custody of Collin about five months ago.
And when it came time for a hearing to be held to address where Collin would live... Kate no-showed.
As a result, Collin has been residing with his father ever since, while Kate has not said a word abut the situation on social media or in any public statements.
As followers of this family must know, Kate sent Collin away to a treatment facility for behavioral issues in 2016.
She never really talked in much detail about the issue affecting her son; nor did we ever want to pry. This is and was a very sensitive and personal topic, of course.
"Collin has special needs," Kate told People about three years ago, adding back then:
"[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."
Jon, however, has argued that Collin actually does not have special needs -- and has also said himself that Kate has no contact with the teenager.
The former reality star has apparently come to a few realizations about parenthood in the last year or so, taking in Collin and also growing very close to daughter Hannah, who spends a great deal of time at her dad's house.
Jon admits to having no relationship with his other six kids, though.
He's also gone on the major offensive against his ex-wife, labeling Kate as a "trigger" and saying in legal documents that she actually makes Collin's life worse any time she's around.
Minus Collin, however, Kate did celebrate her children turning 15 over the weekend.
She shared the photo above and wrote as a caption to it:
Our big celebration of #15 is finally winding down here! We celebrated ALL DAY LONG, beginning with a present at 6:30 am before school! I’m so very thankful for my ‘babies’.... somehow they are 15 already?!
I’m amazed by them each day! I’m so proud of the positive qualities I’ve seen developing as they edge closer to adulthood.
It hasn’t been easy for them, especially over the last year and a half, but they continue to persevere, stay positive and make lemonade out of lemons (to the point where I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to lemons, but what’s a mom to do?!) but no matter what, these kids keep on keeping on!
Such good, wholesome, loving, insightful, wise humans and I’m just so proud to call them mine!
I love you guys to the moon and back a hundred billion times x infinity.