Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we first met the Gosselin family? A lot has changed since those early days of 2 toddlers, 6 babies in diapers, and Jon and Kate Gosselin working as a team. The couple split and are in the middle of a contentious divorce and custody battle. And the kids, those tiny little kids, are growing up right before our eyes! When Jon and Kate Plus 8 first premiered in 2007, twins Mady and Cara were just 6 years old, and the sextuplets were only 3. Now all 8 Gosselin kids are teenagers, if you can believe it!
Kate Gosselin is now a single mom, and back on TV with a show chronicling their lives. But what are the kids like now?
Twins Cara and Mady, 17
Cara is the oldest of the Gosselin brood by 6 minutes. According to her TLC bio, she’s athletic and motherly, and helps keep the other kids under control. She’s also a star student, and is a full grade level above her peers.
Mady is the firecracker of the bunch, and loves to be the center of attention (which might explain why she and Kate bump heads so much!). A natural-born performer, Mady loves to sing and dance, and has a soft spot for animals.
Aaden’s curious personality and adorable glasses earned him the nickname “The Professor”. He’s the smallest of the sextuplets, and has a sensitive but mischievous nature.
Collin was the largest of the 6 babies, and the only one to be born weighing over 3 pounds. He’s still the biggest, and is known for being stubborn and outspoken. Collin has been living in a facility to help him deal with some emotional and learning issues, but spends as much time at home as he can.
Joel is the youngest of the sextuplets, but the first to learn to ride a bike without training wheels! He’s the most easygoing of the Gosselin kids, although he has been known to be pretty vocal when he doesn’t get his way.
Alexis is the oldest of the six, and is also the loudest! She’s the family comedienne, and loves roughhousing with her brothers. Even though she was born first, she walked last, preferring to watch the other try and fall before giving it a go herself.
Hannah is the second oldest, but the most mature, by far. Kate Gosselin calls her “Mommy’s little helper”, and she and her sister Leah are the groups dynamic duo. The best friends are practically inseparable.
Leah is known as the “Little Princess”, and her nickname suits her size! She’s the smallest of the Gosselin kiddos, but has a big voice and knows how to use it. When she’s upset, she calls for her “Hannie” to help soothe her.
It’s hard to believe these budding young men and women were once so small! We can’t wait to see where they go next!
(Image: Facebook/Kate Plus 8)