It’s a Christmas miracle! Fans of TLC’s hit reality TV series Kate Plus 8 have been concerned about Collin Gosselin ever since his mom Kate Gosselin revealed that she enrolled him in an away program at a treatment facility for children with special needs. Now, more than two years later, a source close to the family confirmed to Radar that Collin will be released from his treatment facility this week and he will be returning home with his dad Jon Gosselin and sister Hannah just in time for Christmas.
“He is expected to be released December 18 or 19,” a source close to the family told Radar. “Collin will transition out of the facility, and will finally be home with his dad for good.”
Earlier this month, Jon scored a major win in court in his long, nasty custody battle with his ex-wife, Kate. Jon was awarded temporary custody of Collin after Kate was a no-show in court. The father-of-eight — he shares 18-year-old twins Cara and Maddy and 14-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Aaden, Leah, Alexis, and Joel with Kate — looked “really happy” as he left the courtroom, insiders told Radar.
Collin will join his sister Hannah at their dad’s house since Jon confirmed earlier this year that Hannah now lives with him permanently. This marks the first time that Jon, 41, will have two of his eight children living with him under one roof. Jon seems to be loving his new dad duties now that he is more involved in two of his kids’ lives — which is something he claimed he wasn’t able to do in the past when his wife Kate had full custody of all eight children.
It seems like Collin will have a transitional period adjusting to life at dad’s, which will include learning to be a part of a blended family with Jon’s girlfriend Colleen and her kids. But it’s a good thing that Collin and Hannah get along well with Colleen, and last week at We TV’s Love After Lockup with the Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future panel discussion, Jon gushed over Hannah and Collin’s bond with Colleen.
“They respect her as a mom too. So it’s like, even though they have a mom,” Jon told In Touch, rolling his eyes, “they do respect her. Like when she, when I’m away or working and she says something they will listen to her. So it’s not like, oh, ‘You’re not our stepmom. You’re just the girlfriend.’ No. They listen. I like that.”
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