Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin are getting back together — at least, for Christmas.
In a new interview, the father of eight revealed he and his estranged wife, Kate, will be looking after their little ones together — in the same home — over the holiday.
“Christmas Eve and Christmas day are joint-shared custody days, which means we’re both in the house. So we’ll be there,” he told AOL’s PopEater.com.
Jon said he is likely to be hitting the Web when it’s time to buy twins Kate and Maddie and his sextuplets their presents.
“I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet. Don’t put pressure on me! It will probably be all Internet-based this year, pre-wrapped,” he said. “You know, I’m a guy, when there’s free gift wrap, I’m like, ‘Yeah, yes please.’”
While Jon and Kate are currently embroiled in a divorce battle, Jon said the holidays will be just like old times for the kids, tradition-wise.
“We do stuff like that at Christmas, hanging the stockings. They do the stockings early Christmas morning. Kate makes sticky buns. We keep it all the same. Nothing has changed. That way they have the sense of security with everything that’s going on,” he said. “But, this year, there’s a lot of paparazzi, so who knows? Every year it’s different.”
Jon also revealed he recently started a charitable organization.
“I started the Jon Gosselin Children’s foundation in the name of my father. It’s something that my brother and I wanted to do, but we never had the finances to do so. And obviously this year has been a pretty good year for me financially, so I started the foundation in memory of my father,” he said.
“My father was a children’s dentist for 30 years and he dedicated one day a week for 30 years to handicapped children for free. It never really hit my brother and I. When my dad passed away that’s when we started noticing at the viewing all these handicapped patients coming in. ... I’m not a doctor obviously and the only way we could do this was start a foundation to allocate funds to children and a few parents that need help with medical bills. We’re trying to get corporate sponsorships and hopefully everything will work out and we can continue the legacy of my father.”