Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad Jon Gosselin wishes his sextuplets a happy 15th birthday… as he poses with the two children who live with him
The sextuplets made famous on the reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8 turned 15-years-old on Friday.
To mark the festive occasion, their father, Jon Gosselin, took to Instagram to wish all six teenagers a happy birthday with a series of photos that featured son Collin and daughter Hannah, who live with him. The other children live with Kate.
‘Happy 15th Birthday Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah!!!!’ the 42-year-old wrote in the caption. ‘Wow I can’t believe you are 15!!! Time is flying by!!! I love you all very much.’
Proud papa: Jon Gosselin, 42, took to Instagram to wish his sextuplets a happy 15th birthday with a series of photos that featured son Collin and daughter Hannah
The former TLC star added, ‘I wish you the best day ever and I hope you enjoy your birthday celebrations today and this weekend!!! Love always, Dad.’
In one of the snaps, Jon flashed a big beaming smile as he stood on the front porch of his home with his arms around Collin and Hannah.
He also posed with both of them individually: his daughter looked youthful in a denim skirt and a camouflage t-shirt, while his son donned tan pants and an aqua blue polo shirt.
Doting dad: The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star also posed his his two kids individually
Single parent: Both Hannah and Collin currently live with Jon in Pennsylvania
The Multiple Blessings author and his ex-wife, Kate welcomed their sextuplets in 2004.
They came three years after their twins Mady and Cara, now 18, arrived.
Following the birth of their sextuplets, the Gosselin’s were featured in the NBC reality TV show Home Delivery. They were also featured in a special on Discovery Health in 2005 and another special the following year.
This all led to what would become the hit reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, which began airing in 2007.
All in the family: Along with Hannah, and Collin, the sextuplets also include Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah; also pictured are older twins Mady and Cara, now 18
Jon and Kate would eventually split in 2009 after a decade of marriage. Kate was originally given primary custody of their eight children.
After being released from an inpatient treatment facility for behavioral issues, Collin moved in with his father this past December.
Jon was granted sole physical and legal custody after his ex-wife and lawyer failed to show at a hearing regarding the teenager, according to Us Weekly.
In the spotlight: The Gosselin’s reality show first aired in 2007; the former couple split in 2009
Jon claims Kate has ‘zero’ interaction with Collin after she lost custody of him. He told US Weekly in December that his last meeting with all of his eight children the year before was ‘not good.’
‘It was just volatile and a lot going on,’ he added.
Hannah also lives with her father and brother.
Jon reportedly has been working as a DJ in his hometown of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania since 2017.
Kate, 44, has new show reality show – Kate Plus Date – that is expected to premiere on TLC in the fall.
More reality: Kate Gosselin, 44, has new show reality show – Kate Plus Date – that is expected to premiere on TLC in the fall; she is pictured during a promo spot for the show in February