It’s just a really sad situation all around. The divorce and custody disputes between Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin have been acrimonious from the start. There were accusations of parental alienation, disputes over visitation and child support. Even now, it seems like a really tense situation. But no one suffers more during something like this than the kids. And now it’s being reported that Mady and Cara Gosselin aren’t even on speaking terms with their dad.

Mady and Cara Gosselin are 17 now, and gearing up to head off to college in the fall.

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With all the changes happening in their lives, you’d think they’d want both parents involved during these last few months at home. But apparently the strain of the past few years have really taken a toll on Mady and Cara’s relationship with Jon.

Mady and Cara Gosselin opened up about their estrangement from Jon a couple of years ago.

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, Mady said, “He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane. He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don’t want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen.”

She continued, “He doesn’t even know us. How can he dare to talk about us?”

Jon, for his part, has addressed some of the issues in his relationship with his kids. But he seems to place the blame squarely on his ex-wife’s shoulders. Right now, he seems to be focusing on his new relationship and trying to build a career. His Instagram is mostly promos for his work as a DJ, but he did wish Mady and Cara a happy birthday.

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With the news that Kate will be returning to TV with a dating show (with the blessing and encouragement of her kids), it sounds like things are at least getting a bit back to normal for the Gosselin kids. Here’s hoping they’re able to patch up their relationship with their da, if that’s what they want to do.

 

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