Jon Gosselin is opening up about his relationship with his eight kids.
The former “Jon And Kate Plus Eight” star, 41, chatted with reporters at the Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future event on Thursday and revealed after a long battle with ex-wife Kate Gosselin, Jon has been granted temporary sole custody of their son Collin.
Since Collin is living away from both his parents at a program for children with special needs, when he finishes the 14-year-old will move home with his dad.
“It was just easier for the transition,” Jon said. “So it’d be easier for one parent to just transition him home, and he wanted to live with me, so it was easier to do it that way.”
“I’m excited to have a male around,” he added. “I’m surrounded by females.”
Collin is one of the former couple’s sextuplets, along with Alexis, Leah, Hannah, Joel and Aaden, all 14. Jon and Kate also share twins Mady and Cara, both 18.
But Collin won’t be the only child to be living with him, “Hannah lives with me full time, and then Collin,” Jon revealed. “Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, they’re with their mom, and then the twins are 18, so they’re adults.”
He added, “The other four aren’t talking to me, but they’re talking to Hannah. It’s what the kids want to do. If they don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine, as long as they keep up with their sibling connections.”
Jon also said he does not “communicate” with Kate, “It’s too much right now.”