Throughout the past few weeks, as multiple outlets confirmed that Jon Gosselin was seeking primary custody of his estranged son Collin, ex-wife Kate Gosselin has said very little.
And now it appears that she has done very little to prevent this outcome.
She’s done nothing at all, in fact.
As previously reported, a date of December 4 had been determined to discuss the future of Collin and where he will reside after he leaves his program for kids with special needs.
Jon had filed legal paperwork for Collin to reside with him on a permanent basis, following Jon also sharing numerous photos of him and his teenage son spending time together.
Well… today is December 4.
And the hearing did take place as scheduled.
But Kate didn’t show up for it.
She simply… didn’t show up for it.
As a result?
“Jon won sole physical and sole legal custody of Collin,” a source tells Us Weekly. “All other matters were moved to a future court date.”
Radar Online has confirmed the same, writing that Jon arrived to the Reading, Pennsylvania courtroom at 9:15 a.m. in a black coat and suit. He sat with his legal team before the judge.
Kate, who had filed a motion (that was dismissed) to delay the proceedings, never did the same, however.
And that was that.
“He looked very serious but calm,” an insider tells Radar Online of Jon. “He looked like he had just one thing on his mind: To get custody of Collin.”
Jon has not come right out and slammed his ex-wife at any point in the recent past.
But he has posted several photos online of him and Hannah and then, as we mentioned above, of him and Collin.
The latter has been away from his seven siblings for awhile now; off in a program to assist with his special needs.
That is really the only description or summary we’ve ever been given about Collin’s situation.
And that’s fine.
He’s 14 years old, has clearly been going through some stuff and is entitled to his privacy. But it won’t stop the public from wondering.
Especially not given the history of Jon and Kate, who infamously divorced in 2009 after a decade of marriage.
The Kate Plus 8 actress was granted full legal custody of their now 14-year-old sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden; along with 18-year-old twins Cara and Mady.
The exes were each granted shared physical custody at the time.
In 2016, Kate briefly explained that Collin was seeking inpatient treatment for behavioral issues.
That same year, Jon alleged it had been three years since he saw all eight of his kids at one time.
Kate did not dispute this timeline, but likely would have blamed Jon for being an absentee dad.
Now, according to recent reports, Collin will be home in time for Christmas.
And the home to which he will go will belong to his father.
While Jon and Kate’s six other children live with their mom, Hannah has been residing with her dad since earlier this year … following another bitter custody war.
Legally, for whatever it is worth, she is still custody of Kate’s, though.
It’s all very complicated and, as has so often been the case between the elder Gosselin, all very ugly and unfortunate.
We simply hope the kids are doing as well as can be under these circumstances.
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