They just keep getting cuter! Sure, Jon Gosselin may have grown an entire reality TV empire with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin. But the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star is currently dating his former next-door neighbor. Jon revealed to OK! that he’s known his girlfriend of four years, Colleen Conrad, since they were kids. *Cue the awws.*
“I’ve known Colleen my whole life,” he revealed to the outlet while attending WE tv’s Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future panel earlier this week. “We grew up three blocks from each other. Her sister used to babysit me.” BRB, crying.
So could a proposal be around the corner? It sounds like maybe-possibly yes! “I’ve thought about it, yeah — talked about it,” the father of eight revealed. When asked about it further, however, he played coy. “Just look at my Instagram. That’s how stories get out anyway. I guess. It’s so funny.”
Luckily, his kids (Collin and Hannah, anyway) have given him the stamp of approval. At the same event, he told In Touch exclusively, “They love her. She’s a great parent. She has two kids. They’re both in college. One is a freshman and the other a senior, graduating,” Jon explained. “Um, but they respect her as a mom, too. So it’s like, even though they have a mom,” Jon said, rolling his eyes. “Yeah, that’s my classic Jon and Kate eye roll.” Harsh!
Jon’s daughter, Hannah, 14, has been living with him since the beginning of the year. The 41-year-old also recently gained custody of his son, Collin — who has been in a treatment facility for children with special needs — when Kate didn’t show up to court.
“Jon has been trying to do everything by the book in order to obtain custody of Collin and it’s finally paid off,” an insider told Life & Style magazine, on newsstands now. “He really feels blessed.”
Now, the source says his court victory is “just the beginning.” They added, “He’s very patient and will do whatever it takes to get custody of as many of his kids as he can. He’s really serious about it.”