Kate Gosselin’s kids are all grown up, but the reality star mama still reminisces about her little ones from time to time! On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Kate took to Instagram to post a throwback pic from 2010, and it’s seriously nostalgic! “A precious Christmas memory,” she wrote in the caption. “My 6 were 6. Christmas Eve 2010 and they’re SO excited for Christmas! Look at those adorable smiles!” Watch the video below to see the sweet snap.
Unfortunately, not everyone had positive things to say about the photo. Recently, it was revealed that her son, Collin — whom she shares with her estranged ex, Jon Gosselin — was enrolled in a program that assists children with special needs. A source close to the mother-of-eight told Hollywood Life, “Kate doesn’t want Collin on camera very much because all the stimulation can be difficult for him.” They added, “Kate decided to send him to a facility because she thought it was best for him. Now it seems that Collin is flourishing, and he’s responding very well to one-on-one instruction. He definitely finds it easier to function and cope better without all the chaos that his home life entails.”
As a result, one person commented on the throwback pic, “Precious. Love seeing Colin with the bunch. It’s been so long, and he’s never talked about.” Another added, “Yes and now Collin isn’t even there and Hannah wants to live with her father… but otherwise, beautiful.”
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🎈🎈🎈HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY, my precious Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel! At this moment (7:51-7:53 am) 13 years ago, my life and heart were completed with your births! I love you all and NO MATTER WHAT it requires of me, I will ALWAYS be there for you; I'll always be your biggest cheerleader, your role model by example, your shoulder to cry on, the hug and laugh you need, and your mommy and friend! I love you guys! I got six times what I planned on, but I'd NEVER EVER go back! You're the six final pieces of my heart that I never knew I was looking for 😉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Turning13Today #HappyBirthdayBabies #ILoveYouToTheMoonAndBack100MillionTimes
Earlier this year, In Touch exclusively reported that a custody exchange between Jon and Kate of their 13-year-old daughter Hannah grew so contentious that police were called and Hannah ended up being taken to a hospital via ambulance. Kate, 42, tried to pull Hannah out of Jon’s vehicle on Aug. 15, but the 13-year-old screamed, sobbed, and violently resisted as three police officers looked on during the exchange that took place in a parking lot off of a Pennsylvania highway.
“No! Stop, please stop! Let go of me, Mommy!” Hannah screamed at Kate at one point. Kate responded telling her daughter she was going to “pull her” out of the car, while Jon told his daughter to “fight it” and “hold on” to the car if she doesn’t want to go. “Hold on. Hold on. If you don’t want to go, don’t go. I can’t help you. Hold on. Hold on,” Jon, 40, said in the account of the incident. Yikes — here’s to hoping these two can start getting along for their kids’ sake, especially during the holiday season.