Kate Gosselin threw her sextuplets an epic 13th birthday party on the new episode of TLC’s Kate Plus 8, but viewers cannot help but ask the obvious question: where is Collin?
Radar Online reported that Kate admitted Collin into a “special needs” facility to get help for his issues. Kate shared that her son had a fluid diagnosis and they just needed to get outside help to assist him in dealing with his disability.
As part of Collin’s treatment, he cannot leave the facility for family events or holidays, including his birthday.
“[There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things. This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own.”
An inside source revealed that the reason that Kate needed to get outside help for Collin was because he had a serious anger problem, and his outbursts were terrifying.
On the birthday episode, which will air on TLC on July 10, the girls will get pampered at the spa while the boys get an adventure of their own. Kate and Mady decorated their camping tent, as a surprise to the sextuplets for the trip.
Kate wrote a sweet tribute to her six precious teens on their birthday. The mom-of-eight said that 13 years ago, her life and heart were made complete when they were born. She added that when she was pregnant with them, she only planned on having one child, but God blessed her six times over.
????????????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
Even though the camping trip was a great adventure for the Gosselin family, Kate Plus 8 fans couldn’t help but notice Collin’s absence.
A family friend shared that Collin isn’t able to leave the facility because he often lashes out. Apparently, the teen is still struggling to accept Jon and Kate’s divorce.
“Collin desperately needed a mother and a father. Now, he is resentful and blames his mother for everything.”
Kate admitted that Collin missed last year’s birthday party. Collin is getting the help he needs, as difficult as it is for the whole Gosselin family to be away from him so much.
Kate Plus 8 returns to TLC on July 10 for three episodes to celebrate the sextuplets’ 13th birthday.
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