Wanna Feel Old? Let's Check in With the Gosselin Kids From 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'!

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' premiered on TLC all the way back in 2007.

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

May 14 2024, Updated 1:07 p.m. ET

'Jon & Kate Plus 8'
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'Jon & Kate Plus 8'

If pressed to choose what most of us think of first when asked about TLC's mid-aughts hit reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, we would probably say Kate's reverse mullet. Following on its heels, folks would probably talk about how one woman gave birth to a set of twins and then sextuplets. That's right, the 8 in Jon & Kate Plus 8 refers to eight children and two counts of labor. The twins were born in October 2000, followed by the sextuplets in May 2004.

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During the show's decade-long run, Jon and Kate Gosselin divorced and entered into a custody battle which ended in May 2022 when the sextuplets turned 18. Now that most of them are old enough to vote and a couple are able to legally drink, we thought we would make ourselves feel like ancient crones from days of yore by checking in with the brood. Where are the Gosselin kids now and can they help us get up off this chair? You see, our knees are bad.

Mady and Cara Gosselin

Twins Mady and Cara Gosselin were 7 years old when the show started. In 2023, Mady graduated from Syracuse University in upstate New York while Cara graduated from Fordham University in New York City. Mady is a bit more active on social media and often posts videos to her TikTok, like this one about moving into her own apartment in NYC in late 2023, or this one about working in marketing at a skincare company. Apparently Cara also now lives in NYC and works in finance. Their dad Jon told E! News in April 2024 that both daughters have "really great jobs."

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Hannah and Collin Gosselin

Jon Gosselin with Hannah and Collin graduating high school
Source: Instagram/@jongosselin1

Hannah and Collin pictured on graduation day 2023 with dad Jon

Though they have both since moved out, Hannah and Collin were living with their father Jon as of August 2021. Hannah is now studying business at the University of Miami, while Collin is heading to college in fall 2024 after having enlisted in the Marines Corps following his high school graduation.

Apparently Hannah and Collin rarely speak to Kate. In a 2022 interview with ET Online, Hannah explained that she always felt closer to her dad than her mom; she never had to fight for attention when it came to Jon.

Collin's decision came after he was sent to an institution for three years by Kate so they could work on his "special needs," per CBS News. Their relationship was fractured because of that and their time on television, so Collin opted to stick with Jon.

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Joel, Aaden, Leah, and Alexis Gosselin

Leah, Aaden, Alexis, and Joel Gossellin 20th birthday picture shared on Kate's Intagram

(L-R): Leah, Aaden, Alexis, and Joel Gosselin celebrate their 20th birthday in May 2024

The four remaining sextuplets still seemingly live with Kate where she now resides, in North Carolina. They appear to be caught in the middle of the recently concluded custody battle. Not only did they pick Kate, but they also speak less frequently to Hannah and Collin though they do remain in touch.

Kate posts very infrequently on her own Instagram but when she does, it's sometimes life updates about the kids who live with her. We get snippets of information such as Joel getting his braces off in May 2019, or the kids celebrating their 20th birthday in May 2024.

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