Kate Gosselin slams Jon for saying kids have developmental issues
Former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin is fighting back against ex-husband Jon after he said on OWN's "Where Are They Now?" that their children have developmental issues.
"I find it very heartbreaking that my children's father chooses a public forum to discuss his current opinions of the 'development' of our children," she wrote in her blog Tuesday. "These opinions are, in reality, value judgments made about our children and they are based on his limited visits (albeit mutually agreed upon) with our children."
On the OWN show that aired Sunday, Jon, when talking about how being featured "Jon & Kate" impacted his family, said, "I saw my kids not growing up normally. ... Developmentally, they have problems with their peers ... with wants and needs, and manners and morals and what's right and what's wrong, of course. I think more so than someone who grows up off TV."
Kate countered his claim in her blog post, writing, "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 with any family."
As for adding fuel to this most recent fire, Kate explained that she's speaking out against her ex, who is working as a waiter, because, "I want to be able to point them to this statement so that they know that I publicly set the record 100 percent straight on this one, for their sake."
But Kate has admitted to TODAY in the past that two of her children have had anger issues. "They were acting out, having behavior things," she said in 2010, a year after her divorce from Jon.
The mom of eight is currently involved in a lawsuit against her ex, claiming that he hacked her phone and computer to gain access to information for an author who was writing a tell-all book about her.