Middle school is a rough time for all.
In fact, the only thing that could have made the awkward phase that was middle school even more uncomfortable would be a live television interview when you don’t really feel like chatting—just ask Mady and Cara Gosselin!
Jon and Kate’s 13-year-old twins appeared on the Today show today—alongside their mom—to clear up any confusion about what their lives are like after the cameras stopped rolling. The only catch is that, apparently, there isn’t much to say about it.
“What would you want to say, Mady, about how you and your sister and family are doing?” Today’s Savannah Guthrie asked.
“Um,” Mady shyly replied.
To break up the awkward silence, mom Kate nudged her a little saying, “Mady your words. It’s your chance, spit it out."
Kate seemed surprised by her daughters’ indifference toward the interview.
“This is the most wordless I’ve heard them all morning,” Kate said, urging Mady to tell Savannah that she and her siblings are doing well after all those of reality TV.
“No,” Mady replied slyly. “You just said it.”
Thanks to @TODAYshow for having Cara, Mady and me on the show today! 1st live interview can render even the gabbiest girls speechless :)— Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8) January 16, 2014
The girls’ unbelievable interview came just days after Jon Gosselin revealed to In Touch that he is concerned about the social well-being of his children.
“They have problems adjusting with their peers. They are well mannered, and that is great, but when we go into an environment with other children, they cling to me,” Jon told In Touch. “They don’t go out into the playground or make new friends. They are waiting for me to make the first move and introduce them. That is a bad thing—it’s not normal. It’s hard for them to adjust.”
Despite the girls’ hesitation on air, they were quick to say that they would definitely return to TV if they got another show.
“It was fun, and I really miss it,” Mady said. “And you do too Cara—Cara does, she’s just not gonna say it.”
While they may say it’s their own prerogative to return to TV, Jon has continually insisted that they are being controlled by their mom in an effort to return to the spotlight.
For more from Jon, pick up the latest issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands now!