On July 4, Jon Gosselin and his daughter Hannah celebrated Independence Day. It's a wonderful day to be free of tyrants -- from King George III to Kate.
For months, 14-year-old Hannah has been spending time with her father -- and his girlfriend.
And now, in the video that you'll see below, Jon has confirmed that she is living with him on a "permanent" basis.
In the sweet home video shared over Instagram live, Jon Gosselin is DJing.
Because it is Instagram live, Jon sees a stream of questions from fans and followers.
In response to one question, he tells them that Hannah -- who also appears in parts of the video, singing along with him -- is making him a hotdog.
In response to another question, he shares some very, very good news.
"She permanently lives with me," Jon makes clear.
It's not a perfect video.
The music that he's playing is "Questions" byChris Brown. But Jon is a DJ -- sometimes, he has to play music by terrible people. It's literally his job.
If you get a little grossed out and feel like you need to wash your hands if you see somebody eat a hotdog with their bare hands, this is not the video for you.
Jon also responds to Hannah bringing him a plate of hotdogs by saying: "Do you all see that? That’s a daughter for you."
Some found that to be a cringeworthy line that reinforces troubling gender roles, but we don't think that he meant it that way.
He was just saying that his child is great. Which is true!
The news that Hannah is living with him on a permanent basis is confirmation of what fans have suspected all summer.
Back in May, Jon Gosselin shared a rare photo of Collin, which sparked a slew of questions -- especially since he was with Hannah at the time.
In fact, Jon and Hannah had been all over each other's Instagram pages, from getting ice cream to getting coffee to going on a road trip (to see Collin).
Jon was evasive at the time, telling fans and followers that they probably know his situation or could speak to someone familiar with it to find out.
Everyone was sure that he meant that he had custody of Hannah. But this is the first time that they've gotten real confirmation.
At this rate, Kate Gosselin really need to rename her show.
Kate Plus 6 doesn't really have the same ring to it as Kate Plus 8, but it's much more accurate since she banished Collin to some mysterious institution and since Hannah has now escaped her clutches.
Jon may not be perfect -- in fact, he's far from it -- but we're sure that he rescue all of his children from their evil mom if he could.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have the financial resources to do so.
And from the looks of the lawsuit that Kate slapped on him earlier this year, she aims to keep it that way.
Each family is different. There are plenty of families, like with the Gosselins, where the mother is a toxic person.
There are others -- many of which we've covered -- where that role falls to the father.
There are also a lot of divorces in which both parents are decent people who just don't love each other anymore and know that a divorce is what's best for everyone involved. It happens a lot. There aren't always good guys and bad guys.
In this story, there are. Jon may not be the best guy, but he's trying his best. And Kate ... is doing her worst.
Good for Hannah for breaking free and living a new life. We can only imagine how hard it was to leave her siblings behind.