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Jon and Kate Gosselin: The Twins Are Now 18!

Where does the time go, right, readers?

It seems like only yesterday that Jon and Kate Gosselin were happily married… starring on a hit reality show… and raising eight kids, the oldest of which were precocious twins Cara and Maddy.

But that was then.

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Now?

Jon and Kate Gosselin are unmarried and constantly at odds… neither is (currently) starring on a reality show… and Cara and Maddy are 18 years old!!!!

So, we repeat: Where does all that time go?!?

On Monday, October 8, the twins turned this important age, meaning they can now buy tobacco legally and can also vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

In celebration of the occasion, Kate shared a photo of her kids’ cake on Instagram, along with a heartfelt caption.

Here is the cake:

big cake

And here is the caption:

HAPPY 18th Birthday, Cara and Madelyn! T

here are no words to describe how proud I am of you both. Despite the many turbulent times you’ve had to deal with so far in life, you have emerged as wise, level headed, reasonable, forgiving, loving, kind and absolutely brilliant ADULTS!

I can say that I’ve poured endless love into you and fought tooth and nail for the best for you, but I cannot possibly take credit for the truly wonderful humans (adult humans!) you have become!

You will thrive in life, I am certain, and I will still be with you every step of the way going forward, continuing to guide you and love you.

I love you both so very very much and I wish peace, happiness and the great successes I know are coming your way!

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Elsewhere, Jon Gosselin, who seems to actually want back in the lives of his children, also shared the above message on his social media page.

The controversial father has been spending a ton of time with daughter Hannah of late, with some reports even claiming that he’s now fighting for custody of the teenager.

The two have been posing on Instagram and appear to have put all issues from the past far behind them.

Which is great. 

Even the harshest Jon Gosselin critic should admit that it’s better for him to be in the lives of his kids than not be in their lives.

That said, Jon may still have a long way to go until he’s close to either of the new 18-year olds.

Back in April, Mady told People Magazine that she rarely sees her dad — and told the publication very simply that only Jon is to blame for this estrangement.

“He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” Mady said at the time, adding:

“He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don’t want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen.

“He doesn’t even know us.”

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Keira Knightley Dares to Criticize Kate Middleton

Keira Knightley has actually gone there.

The veteran actress has written a letter to her husband and three-year old daughter (for Scarlett Curtis’ new book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) in which she takes issue with Kate Middleton.

Yes, Knightley has something negative to say about the most universally beloved person on the planet.

In the essay, which is titled “The Weaker Sex,” Knightley compares how she looked and acted after childbirth … to how the Duchess of Cambridge appeared mere hours after she and Prince William welcomed their second child.

(Knightley actually gave birth a day later.)

“She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on,” wrote Knightley, adding:

“The face the world wants to see. Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful, look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate.”

This did happen, that much is certain.

Looking immaculate and all made up, Middleton smiled for photographers (and, really, the entire world) on the steps on a hospital in London.

She did the same thing with her third child, as you can see here:

There was definitely a bit of backlash at the time, but little of it was aimed at Middleton herself.

Most of it was focused on a family and a tradition that basically required Middleton to put on this face for millions so soon after giving birth.

“Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don’t show. Don’t tell,” Knightley wrote.

She continued:

“Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers. This stuff is easy. It happens every day. What’s the big deal? So does death, you s–t-heads, but you don’t have to pretend that’s easy.”

For the record:

Kate and William presented their first child Prince George, now 5, and their youngest son Prince Louis, now 5 months old, in the same manner.

This is just how a Duchess has to roll.

In her letter, though, Knightley thought back to how loved ones visited the hospital after she became a mother and she “wore a hospital gown with paper pants on.”

She was still bleeding from childbirth.

She recalled how she was exposed, even showing her cellulite, as she hurried to take care of the newborn upon hearing her cries.

“My breast is out in front of them all and I don’t care,” she wrote.

“Your life is my life. You need me. I’m there. F-ck them all with their eyes watching, their embarrassed faces at my animalistic semi-nudity. Is this soft motherhood?”

There was shit and vomit and blood, Knightley remembers, detailing the graphic consequences of childbirth for all women.

For Middleton, too.

But the world only got a look at the pristine version of this popular Royal.

“I remember my battleground,” she writes in this essay. “Your battleground and life pulsating. Surviving. And I am the weaker sex? You are?”

It’s an interesting take, isn’t it?

What do you think of Knightley’s overall criticism here?

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Kate Middleton’s Boyfriend: The Truth About Her Illicit Affair Revealed

Kate Middleton has been married to Prince William for over seven years, and the union has been relatively scandal-free throughout.

Sure, there were allegations of William cheating on Kate in 2017, but by royal marriage standards, these two have given the UK gossip rags very little to get excited about in the years since they tied the knot.

If asked to choose just one adjective to describe Will and Kate’s relationship, one might be inclined to go with dull — and that’s just how Buckingham Palace likes it.

These days, when there’s a new report on Will and Kate, it’s usually about their children or her fashion sense.

The whole thing almost feels perfunctory, as though the press is concerned that if they ignored the boringly stable couple altogether, it would confirm the public’s worst suspicions about tabloid journalism.

Prior to getting married, however, Will and Kate were a subject of international fascination.

Middleton was “Waity Katie,” forced to suffer the public humiliation of biding her time while Will took years to decide if she was worthy of a proposal.

At one point — possibly because of Kate’s frustration with this lengthy process — the couple even called it quits.

This was in March of 2007.

The official, Palace-approved narrative is that Kate spent that time traveling, spending time with her family, and engaging in a bit of much-needed soul-searching.

She even spoke about the experience shortly after getting engaged to Prince William in 2010.

“I think I at the time wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person,” Kate said at the time.

“You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized,” she added.

“Or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger. I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time, looking back on it.”

The statement was Will and Kate in a nutshell — elegant, poised and entirely free of impropriety.

But the actual story of Will and Kate’s hiatus is considerably more interesting.

And one aspect that’s rarely discussed these days is the fact that both parties dated other people.

Will briefly pursued Isabella Calthorpe — the sister of Prince Harry’s ex, Crssida Bonas — but insiders say nothing much came of the relationship.

Kate’s fling, on the other hand, was far more consequential.

The Duchess of Cambridge became romantically involved with a man named Henry Ropner, who was an Eton classmate of William’s.

And sources claimed the relationship advanced rather quickly.

“Henry is delighted to be there for Kate now that she’s split from William,” an insider told The Daily Mail at the time.

“They’ve been meeting up and enjoying themselves.”

Interestingly, Ropner’s ties to Will go beyond the fact that they attended school together.

Will had previously dated an ex of Ropner’s named Jecca Craig just weeks after she parted ways with Henry.

Kate Middleton and Henry Ropner

So was Ropner dating Kate out of a desire for revenge?

We may never know, but it’s worth noting that Will reportedly flew into a rage after seeing photos of his ex and his former classmate together.

Just weeks after those pics went public, Will and Kate reconciled, sparking rumors that it was Will’s jealousy that drew them back together.

In July of 2011, Ropner married Natasha Sinclair with the Duke and Duchess in attendance.

So it seems that these days all is well among the members of this short-lived love triangle.

But still, the whole situation serves as a reminder that even a couple as posh and put-together as Will and Kate is not above hiding a skeleton or two in their closet.

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Kate Middleton Gives Meghan Markle Weird-Ass Advice on How to Get Pregnant

It’s been almost four months since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a ceremony that inspired Ashleys the world over to make the ill-fated decision to wear a fancy hat to brunch the next day.

Naturally, the rumors about Meghan being pregnant with Harry’s baby began almost immediately after the ceremony, but thus far, there’s been no official announcement from Buckingham Palace.

Obviously, there’s nothing remotely unusual about a couple that’s been married less than four months being childless, but since Meghan is 37, and she and Harry have both spoken publicly about wanting to raise a large family, it was widely assumed they’d get right down to the business of making babies.

At thisn point, it seems Meghan remains un-knocked up, but she’s hoping to change that soon — and sources say she’s turned to her sister-in-law for advice.

“Meghan has been getting baby making tips from all her friends with kids, including Duchess Kate,” one insider tells Hollywood Life.

“Kate told her to drink more tea. That was her big piece of advice. She’s embraced all the British traditions and has started drinking tea at tea time.”

Well, if that isn’t the most British reproductive advice in history!

Of course, Kate said to drink effing tea!

Meghan, being a grown-ass woman, probably came to her sister-in-law asking advice and expected Kate to suggest a position or something.

Instead, she gets told to bust out her doilies and get sippin’.

“I say, the Queen Mum used to maintain that a spot of Earl Grey will fill your belly with the very pastiest of heirs,” Kate probably said, clutching her pearls at this American’s effrontery. 

The crazy part is, it seems Meg is actually listening to Kate’s advice:

“She’s not really sure if it will make any difference in helping her get pregnant, which she’s very graciously following Kate’s advice,” says the source.

We hope she at least put an American spin on the situation and started guzzling 99 cent cans of Arizona.

Fortunately, Kate’s not the only one offering Meghan conception tips.

It seems the Duchess of Sussex has also been in touch with her friends back on this side of the pond, who have been a bit more helpful in their advice.

“Her friends in Toronto are more holistic minded, so they’ve offered tips like practicing more yin style yoga and doing a nightly meditation,” says the insider.

“Meghan’s not obsessing about getting pregnant, but she’s very open to everyone’s ideas. She’s a naturally curious person, so she loves learning what worked for her friends when it comes to their fertility.”

That’s good, because so far her friends are offering lame-ass advice that has nothing to do with putting the old peener in the va-jay-jay.

We kid, of course. The Duke and Duchess probably don’t need much advice on that part of the process:

“Meghan and Harry are enjoying non-stop baby-making sex at all hours of the day,” says the insider.

“Meghan has an app on her phone that tracks of her fertility, so when she is most likely to conceive.

“That means in the mornings, afternoons and at night, they make time for love with a baby being the goal…and Harry is not complaining at all. There may not be a bun in her oven yet, but they are having fun trying.”

That sound you just heard was everyone in England over the age of 50 gasping in unison at such frank talk of a royal’s sex life.

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Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton: Pissing Off the Royals With Their Petty-Ass Feud [Report]

While fans of the British Royal Family believe that Meghan Markle is hiding a baby bump, rumor says that there’s something else in the family on the verge of spilling into the public sphere.

Meghan and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, are reportedly feuding again.

And it’s gotten so bad that their husbands are said to be planning an intervention. Yikes.

InTouch reports that Kate and Meghan are engaged in an envy-fueled feud.

And apparently this alleged feuding has grown so severe that Prince Harry and Prince William are plotting to do something about it before it escalates.

“The boys are discussing whether to stage an intervention,” their inside source claims.

That would be a drastic step, but the insider says that it may be necessary “in order to get Meghan and Kate to make up.”

If that’s what they do, we sure hope that it works.

It’s reported that things got so bad that the Queen herself wants the situation resolved.

“She said something had to be done,” the source says of Queen Elizabeth.

Apparently the Queen has had enough, and “she wants to resolve the issue once and for all.”

In part, it sounds like this may be about public relations as much as it is about family unity.

The insider shares that “the last thing the queen wants is a full-blown crisis at the palace.”

Supposedly, this imminent crisis is because of Kate’s position as the mother of three heirs to the throne.

“Meghan can’t help but be jealous,” the source claims.

The insider then goes above and beyond, saying that “she’s lying if she says she isn’t.”

Thta’s a very bold claim. Especially since, surely, Meghan knew all along that Kate’s marriage to William made her a bigger deal within the family.

“She knows that one day Kate will be reaping all the rewards of that title,” the source says.

There is more to this alleged feud than Meghan’s reported resentments, however. It sounds like Kate has some gripes as well.

“Meghan learned everything she knows from Kate,” the insider says.

“But since the wedding, Kate feels like Meghan has barely made any effort with her,” the source says.

“And,” the insider continues, Meghan “is more interested in impressing the queen.”

Well … wouldn’t most people put a little more effort into their new grandmother-in-law … especially when she’s the literal Queen?

The report goes on to say that Meghan isn’t deliberately snubbing Kate.

“To be fair,” the source says. “Meghan has been busy.”

She’s a newlywed, she’s adjusting to her new life. Also, her awful family seems to be determined to ruin her life.

“But Kate feels like she’s put a lot of effort into their friendship and hasn’t gotten much in return,” the insider explains.

That sounds like a somewhat fair complaint.

We have to say that we have our doubts about all of this. Meghan and Kate are grown women, not soap opera characters.

Hopefully, they are satisfied with their own lives and don’t feel the need to tear down others (or each other) in order to feel good about themselves.

Meghan’s half-siblings may be vicious, but there’s no reason to believe that Meghan herself is.

Maybe Meghan and Kate aren’t the best of friends, but they don’t need to be joined at the hip for them to not be at each other’s throats.

We hope, anyway.

Meghan has enough drama from her blood relatives.

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Kate Gosselin HATES Hannah Living With Jon!

We have learned a lot about Jon and Kate Gosselin’s twisted battle for Hannah, who is allegedly currently living with her father and, for the first time in her life, free from Kate’s clutches.

Unfortunately, a lot about Hannah’s current situation remains unclear, except for the fact that Kate and Jon are butting heads in court.

Now, a source close to the Gosselin sheds a little more clarity on the whole situation.

According to what a source tells Life & Style, Kate is agonizing over this very complicated situation with Hannah and Jon.

“Kate is trying to be supportive of the situation,” the insider claims.

Is she, though? She’s been fighting a vaguely defined court battle with Jon recently.

“But the truth is,” the source reveals. “She hates that Hannah chose Jon over her.”

Now that is something that people have an easy time believing.

The insider shares that Kate is worried about a domino effect taking place among her children.

“The problem,” the insider explains. “Is that the kids are getting older and they’re starting to ask questions.”

We all reach a point at which we realize that our parents are just people, and that we shouldn’t take their word at face value.

“Some are still Team Mom,” the source continues. “But Team Dad is growing.”

The insider dishes that: “It’s a very divided household.”

In our earlier report, we mentioned how Jon and Kate were simply unable to get along, and that they’re still waging war in court.

“It’s never going to end,” the insider lamented.

Perhaps it will by the time that all of their children are adults.

“Even now, after all these years,” the source says. “Jon’s still trying to show the world that Kate’s the furthest thing from a great mom.”

We think that most of the world has a pretty good idea of exactly the sort of mother that Kate is — even if Kate doesn’t realize it herself.

As we mentioned, it is normal for people to realize that their parents can make mistakes and are just older human beings.

In the case of Jon and Kate’s eight children, however, they’re not an ordinary family.

Their parents decided to raise them on reality television.

Kate in particular is widely seen to be a nightmarish and aggressive human being and has been accused of abuse.

Jon looks better, in contrast, because he’s just seen as a loser.

Now that their children are getting older, they’re going to be able to look at their lives and their childhoods and realize how abnormal things really are in their lives with Kate.

That doesn’t mean that they’ll all go running to Jon. For one thing, he clearly cannot afford to take care of them all.

For another, however, some kids will cling to the life that they’ve known. Kind of like how some kids escape from cults when they’re older, but others refuse to stray.

Hannah — and, arguably, Collin — is stepping away from the life she’s known and becoming her own person. Which means that Kate is losing her iron grip on her kids.

That means an unhappy Kate, who is absolutely going to take it out on Jon in court in an effort to win back control. So, yeah, they might keep fighitng for years.

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Kate Gosselin vs. Jon Gosselin: Inside Their Battle Over Hannah

DING! DING! DING!

It is – tragically, painfully, astoundingly – back on again between Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin.

Nearly 10 years after the couple filed for divorce, tension between the reality stars remains as strong and as uncomfortable as ever… with their teenage daughter now caught in between.

Over the past few weeks, Jon Gosselin has been sharing numerous photos of himself and 14-year old Hannah.

She even said her formerly estranged parent was “the best dad anyone could ask for,” which is quite the change of tune for any of Jon’s kids to sing.

It’s great that Hannah is getting along well with her pops, of course. Even Kate might say that in a moment of truth; it’s not like she wants her children to be ignored by their father.

But then Jon took things to an unexpected different level when he alleged that Hannah is living with him “permanently.”

Is this really the case?!?

Jon did, after all, send Hannah off to her first day of eighth grade this week.

She is clearly sleeping at her dad’s house quite often.

Nevertheless, sources close to Kate have argued, Jon is a big huge liar and she maintains primary custody of all eight children the ex-couple share.

It’s yet another weird situation between the exes, along with a confusing one and a cantankerous one.

According to a new Radar Online report, meanwhile, it’s also a long-gestating issue.

The website has obtained Pennsylvania court records that detail the former couple’s years-long secret custody battle that has only been ratched up in recent months.

For example:

According to these papers, a judge filed a custody order on April 5, 2018 that apparently made Kate very mad. She tried to fight this ruling for months.

On May 4, Gosselin filed a motion for reconsideration, which means she asked the judge to change his previous decision from about a month earlier.

On May 8, Kate filed an appeal to the county’s superior court.

On June 14, the appeal was shut down.

Kate “did not present legal argument to justify this Court’s jurisdiction,” the judge ruled at this time, adding that she filed the appeal more than 30 days after the court’s order and adding:

“This Court has no jurisdiction to excuse the failure to file a timely notice of appeal.”

Also in June, Gosselin filed an emergency petition for special relief, which fast-tracks an urgent case. This was rejected by the court.

Many specifics in regard to threse legal maneuvers are not known at this time, but it’s pretty clear there has been ongoing legal wrangling between Jon and Kate over Hannah.

Jon does appear to have made some progress in his custody battle, but Kate also remains the primary caregiver, as far as we can tell.

Things also remain as ugly as ever between the former co-stars, but we guess they’ve come a long way in a year.

Remember: At this time in 2017, Jon and Kate were LITERALLY fighting over Hannah.

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Jon Gosselin: Look, Kate! I’m Sending Hannah to School!

Jon Gosselin appears to be using his daughter as a way to throw shade at his ex-wife.

Shocking, we know.

We’ll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor…

Just a few days after Kate Gosselin shared a photo of her kids’ first day back at school, Jon Gosselin has gone ahead and posted personal highlight from daughter Hannah’s debut as an eighth grader.

“Congrats Hannah on your first day of school, proud of you. I admire your bravery starting fresh!!!” Jon wrote as a caption to the image below, adding;

“I Love you very much and we have worked really hard to get here. Dedication has really paid off.”

It does seem as though Jon and Hannah have worked really hard to mend what was once a contentious relationship.

For about a month now, Jon has shared images of himself and this daughter, actually spending quality time as a small family unit.

Concluded Jon in the message he attached to this snapshot:

“I’m so happy you integrated yourself into the community, you made friends all summer and now you will grow and graduate with them. I’m honored to be your father!!!

“Love you, Dad #newbeginnings.”

Back on Father’s Day, Hannah wrote on Instagram that she loved Jon and that he was “the best dad anyone could ask for.”

This came as quite a shock to anyone who has followed his adventures after he and Kate split up and would have come to the exact opposite conclusion as a result.

However, Jon and Hannah celebrated July Fourth together this year and sources have even said that Jon now has primary custody of the teenager.

Of course, Kate herself does NOT say this.

In the latest fight between the cantakerous and irritating exes, Kate has objected to Jon’s claim that Hannah “permanently” resides with him.

“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine a couple weeks ago.

This seems like a really simple issue to resolve. We’re not really sure how there can be a debate over which parent Hannah is residing with.

But we’re not sure how Jon and Kate managed to live in the same house for years without killing each other, either.

In the end, as long as the children are safe, happy and healthy… hey, whatever.

We figure Jon shared this image of Hannah going off to school as a pretty clear jab toward Kate, to make it appear to the public as if he’s the one in charge of her life.

As for which side we’re taking in this never-ending feud?

HA!

We know far better than to get involved here.

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Kate Gosselin Sends Kids Off to School Amidst Custody Controversy

Six kids.

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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