Kate Gosselin didn’t respond well to seeing ex-husband Jon Gosselin opening up on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star took to her personal blog to lash out at Jon’s claims that their children have developmental problems because of their time in the spotlight.
“I find it very heart breaking that my children’s father chooses a public forum to discuss his current opinions of the ‘development’ of our children. These opinions are, in reality, value judgements made about our children and they are based on his limited visits (albeit mutually agreed upon) with our children,” she writes. “Because he has spoken negatively about our children, I feel I owe it to them to respond on their behalf. Each and every one of our children has met and continues to exceed all physical, mental and emotional developmental milestones throughout their lives. Their normal development is regularly monitored by myself, their pediatrician and school staff, as is usual within any family.”
Kate continues, “It is also very normal in a family, especially a large family, to have a full range of personalities, abilities, talents, hobbies and struggles. Ours is no different. However, anyone who has personally met our children all have the same thing to say: they are the most normal, pleasant, polite, loving and well adjusted children they have ever met. Most even go on to say that they are a ‘a delight’ to be around.”
While Kate and Jon never seem to have problems bringing their personal issues into the spotlight, Kate claims she only did this to defend her children.
“When our kids grow up, they may see their father’s latest interview and wonder why he made untrue and hurtful statements about them,” she writes. “I know that I risk stirring up an unwanted public and private ‘frenzy’ by commenting on this, but, if our children ever stumble upon that interview, I want to be able to point them to this statement so that they know that I publicly set the record 100% straight on this one, for their sake.”
Do you think Kate was right to write a response?