For many years now, we’ve provided a number of updates about Jon and Kate Gosselin.
Most of these updates have been eye-rolling and/or nausea-inducing, too.
In this case, however, we’re here to talk about the former couple’s kids. Two in particular. Both of whom just came out with some personal news.
During a recent TikTok Live session, Mady Gosselin — who is 22 and a college student — revealed that she identifies as queer.
After her 18-year-old sisters Alexis, Hannah and Leah joined the discussion, fans asked about the their pronouns and sexuality, prompting Alexis to indicate that she, too, is part of the LGBTQ+ community.
“It mostly has to do with my sexuality,” she said, acknowledging that she has a boyfriend and explaining her definition of queer.
“To me, [queer] is a comfortable word to use for myself. So that’s what it means to me, but it does mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.”
Alexis, for her part, is single. But ready to mingle with someone!
“If you’re a lady and you want to hit up a really fun, loving, annoying girl, there she is,” Mady said pointing toward her sister.
“We want to do The Bachelorette to find Lex a Bachelorette!” Hannah added.
Mady is the twin sister of Cara; they are the oldest of eight children Jon and Kate Gosselin share.
While the twins are students at Syracuse and Fordham University, respectively, Hannah and Colin Gosselin are 18 years old, live with their dad and do not speak to their mom.
Joel, Aaden, Leah, and Alexis Gosselin, meanwhile, are also 18 and reside with their mom and do not speak to their dad.
Considering how quiet Kate Gosselin has been on social media for awhile, and considering her reputation as a generally terrible person, one fan asked whether Kate supports her daughters’ lifestyle and/or sexuality?
“People keep asking if our mom supports our relationships. Obviously, yes,” Leah said on TikTok.
In a separate TikTok Live session, Alexis and Hannah talked about when Alexis first came out as gay.
“Hannah realized something was up, and then the next time we saw each other, she was like, ‘Yeah, you’re [gay],” Alexis explained.
She also admitted to being scared to come out to her family members.
“I had told all my friends, I had told all my favorite teachers…I was kind of stressed about [telling my family],” Alexis said.
“I was just really anxious about it and, it sounds awful, but after awhile I think the anxiety got at me. Then I told family and it’s not that bad.”
“What I said was, ‘I’ve always been [gay] and it doesn’t change who I am.
“It’s not going to change me, so you’ve always known this part of me. I just didn’t specifically tell you.’ Most of my siblings knew.”
In February, Mady issued a statement via TikTok in regard to negative comments being made about her and her siblings.
“The rhetoric in so many of my comments about childhood trauma and healing and whatever you want to say about my family, my life, my parents, whatever, is not your business,” she said.
“As is the case with every other person in the entire world, it is not anybody else’s business what they are dealing with behind closed doors if they don’t want it to be your business.”