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Two new grades.
And one proud and sentimental mother.
Amidst yet another battle with her awful ex-husband, Kate Gosselin has shared a fresh photo of her sextuplets, but it’s not just any photo.
It wasn’t snapped on just any day.
It was taken on the first day of eighth grade for Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah; and the first day of their senior year in high school for 17-year olds Mady and Cara.
“Feels like school never ended,” Kate wrote as a caption on Instagram. “And they’re already back! #SeniorYear #EighthGrade #ProudMom.”
As we’re certain many readers will note, the heartwarming photograph is missing two kids: Hannah and Collin.
In 2016, Kate revealed that her now-14-year-old son had moved out of her Wernersville, Pennylvania residence to enroll in an education program that teaches “life skills” to help him overcome his “educational and social challenges.”
She hasn’t said much about Collin since, which has angered and confused many celebrity gossip followers.
This is what Gosselin admitted a couple years ago about Collin, though:
“There’s a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.
“This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own.”
What about Hannah, however?
This is where the aforementioned controversy with Jon comes into play.
The teenager has been spending a lot of time of late with her dad, which is encouraging we guess.
For years, it seemed as Jon was an absentee father at best; a total deadbeat and bankrupt dad at worst.
Now, though, Jon has seemingly gone in the opposite direction when it comes to Hannah at least, as he wrote on social media that this daughter now lives with him “permanently.”
Except she doesn’t. Not according to Kate.
“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine this week, further confounding everyone who follows this situation.
Why would anyone actually follow this situation anymore?
That’s a fair question.
It’s almost impossible to remember that Jon and Kate rose to fame back in 2007 when TLC debuted the series Jon & Kate Plus 8; it chronicled the crazy lives of this couple and their eight kids.
In June of 2009, however, the Gosselins announced they were splitting, surprising absolutely no one who had watched them fight, scream and yell at each other for years.
Ever since, Jon and Kate have battled in public and in the press over their children and over which of them sucks more.
In 2015, Jon filed for full custody of Hannah, but he was denied.
We’re glad she’s getting along better with her father these days, but we still feel sorry for Hannah and her siblings.
Because Jon is still her father.
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In March of this year, Nathan Griffith got arrested for the ninth time.
Yes, the NINTH time.
Typically, this would be a disqualifying fact for someone seeking primary custody of his young child…
… but, typically, this person isn’t going up in court against someone like Jenelle Evans.
Back on July 24, Griffith filed the necessary paperwork to essentially take four-year old Kaiser out of his ex-girlfriend’s home, arguing in these documents that Evans and David Eason were raising the toddler in an unsafe environment.
It was during this time that Nathan and his mother, Doris, also alleged that Jenelle and Eason were actually abusing Kaiser.
In an incident that received national attention, Doris REFUSED to hand Kaiser over to Evans after spending her court-appointed weekend with her grandchild, telling Child Protective Services at the time that Kaiser had bruises all over his body.
Jenelle, with a police escort, did eventually get her child back — but her rivalry with the Griffiths was taken to an entirely different level as a result.
Just yesterday, however, authorities ruled that Evans would not be charged with any kind of abuse.
She’s in the clear from a legal stand point right now as far as her behavior as a mother goes. She won’t be sent to jail or placed under arrested.
But Nathan wants to make it very clear that his fight for Kaiser is not over.
With an upcoming court hearing on tap due to his aforementioned custody filing, Griffith tells Radar Online:
“It’s mediation. We’re going to talk and come to an agreement. If we don’t, then it’s going to go to custody court. I want to be the primary caregiver.”
Evans and Griffith have been arguing over Kaiser for years now.
The disagreements have made for plenty of celebrity gossip fodder, giving us plenty of content, but we’d prefer if they could reach a peaceful resolution here.
Remember, there’s a four-year old stuck in the middle of his dysfunctional parents hurling all kinds of major shade at each other.
On July 1, Griffith called the police and said he “received [his] child and he has marks all over him.”
The implication here was that Eason and/or Evans had assaulted Kaiser in some kind of manner between the previous time Griffith got to hang out with him and this latest time.
Authorities did not find sufficient evidence to keep Jenelle from her kid and it appears as if this part of the former couple’s feud is now over.
But with mediation on tap and a determined Griffith focused on this custody battle, the ugliness will likely continue well into the fall and winter.
If Griffith can keep himself out of jail during this time, that is.
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The fallout from Jenelle Evans' insane road rage incident has officially begun.
According to a new report from The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Jenelle's second baby daddy, Nathan Griffith, has filed for sole custody of his son, Kaiser.
In court documents, Nathan argues that Jenelle and her husband, David Eason, have created an unsafe environment for their children due to their drug use and anger issues.
In addition to petitioning for a change in his custody arrangement, Nathan wants the court to prohibit David from having any contact with David.
Needless to say, this situation has the potential to get very ugly.
Here's what we know about the battle so far …
1. Father and Son
2. Making Moves
3. What Prompted the Move?
4. Two Bad Parents
5. Concerns For Kaiser
6. Nathan vs. David
So, uh, how about that Teen Mom 2 episode this week, huh?
Pretty wild stuff.
We saw Chelsea Houska dealing with the pain of having Adam Lind as her child’s father, and Kailyn Lowry going through some co-parenting issues of her own.
Leah Messer got the bad news that her disabled daughter had lost her aide at school, and Briana DeJesus was visited by a very dramatic Javi Marroquin while healing from her plastic surgery.
But even with all that going on, all anyone has been able to talk about is what went down with Jenelle Evans.
Because it was absolutely terrifying.
In her first scene of the episode, she was seen driving Jace home after his therapy session when she started developing a bit of road rage.
A man in a big white truck was driving too closely behind her, she felt, so she retaliated by going slow and not allowing him to pass her.
But he managed to go around her anyway, and when he did, he pulled in front of her and slammed on his breaks.
And that’s when she really flipped out.
She immediately called the police, but then she decided to take matters into her own hands by following the guy to his house.
As she pulled up there, she took out a gun she had hidden and placed it beside her, just in case she had a chance to act like even more of a jackass.
The man blocked her in so she couldn’t leave, and he hit the side of her car a bit, which made her even more upset.
She tried pulling around him and ended up accidentally hitting his mailbox.
MTV made the decision to edit this bit out, but they did show a black screen with text explaining that she pulled out her gun then.
She did manage to get away from the guy’s house unscathed, but as she was driving along, she was pulled over by a police officer who wanted to talk to her about the incident.
She started crying and embellishing the story to make herself sound like the victim — you know how Jenelle does.
And we’ll have to wait until next week’s episode to see the aftermath.
The whole thing was pretty insane to watch, especially because the whole time, poor Jace was right next to her, clearly being traumatized.
But according to a new interview from Nathan Griffith, there may be one good thing to come out of this mess.
Yep, sounds like the custody battle is back on!
Nathan told TMZ that he feels like Jenelle’s footage “helps me in my situation of getting custody of Kaiser because it shows an unstable environment and a very hectic situation instead of being calm … escalating where it could be potentially more hazardous.”
“It shows that that the child might be in danger of being in a hostile situation like that and not making sound judgment to keep the children safe.”
… Yeah, that’s pretty much Jenelle’s signature move.
Nathan also said that he wants to “investigate further into the raw footage,” which would be neat.
Seriously, how great would it be if she actually faced consequences for this kind of reckless behavior?
“I am afraid that if she carries a loaded weapon inside a vehicle and she keeps it that accessible without a lock on it, it’s very dangerous to be around children,” he continued.
“Especially if they don’t know to always treat your gun like it’s always loaded.”
If Kaiser gets scolded for simply asking to go to the bathroom, for some reason we have a hard time believing that Jenelle and David would take the time to teach him gun safety.
We also saw Jenelle step out of her car to speak to the police officer with no concerns about leaving a loaded gun right next to Jace, so …
We really don’t blame Nathan one bit for being concerned.
Another issue he had with the footage, he said, was that “Depending on the situation, that guy could have had a gun too, and it could have been an all-out brawl.”
“Children could have been hurt. She could have been hurt … It could have been a nasty situation and bloodbath.”
It’s actually kind of a miracle that she wasn’t hurt.
We know that the man she chased down did have a gun of his own, and that when he saw her following him home, he alerted his neighbors, who also had guns.
He’s even said that the only reason he didn’t pull his gun out was that he saw Jace in the car.
(Real quick — how sad is it that this complete stranger showed more concern for Jace than Jenelle did?)
Nathan feels so strongly about all of this that he was even willing to go on record saying that he agreed with David — which, if you know their history, is pretty remarkable.
Remember in the episode, Jenelle called David to tell him what had happened, and he immediately told her that she shouldn’t have followed a grown man back to his house?
“I don’t agree with David a lot,” Nathan acknowledged, “but he made a strong statement. She shouldn’t be following, not just a grown man home, she probably shouldn’t have followed somebody home period, especially with her aggressive personality.”
It really does sound like he’s planning on taking this issue to court, and if you throw the footage in with with that whole thing earlier this month where there was a CPS investigation after Nathan found suspicious bruises on Kaiser …
Maybe Jenelle will lose custody of her second child, too.