The Gosselin sextuplets turn 6 years old Monday and will get to celebrate with both their parents (separately), despite ongoing conflict and Jon getting caught in a big lie about his access to the kids.
In a video posted on RadarOnline.com on May 6, Jon is seen shopping and loading packages into his car. Talking about the sextuplets he says: “I want to see them on their birthday, but I don’t know. I don’t have custody so I’m hoping that Kate let’s me see them on their birthday.”
But before that video was shot, RadarOnline.com has now learned that Kate and Jon had already discussed the situation by phone and Kate told Jon he could see the kids on their birthday.
“For some reason Jon went out and made it seem like Kate might not let him see the kids on their birthday,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “But they had already discussed it and Kate told him of course he could see them, and they had reached an agreement.
“Nobody knows why Jon does this, unless it’s for attention.”
Kate celebrated the sextuplets birthday on Sunday, Mothers’ Day, with her bodyguard Steve Neild and his family, Kate’s closest friends.
And RadarOnline.com also learned she planned a special breakfast Monday for the kids and told Jon he could do whatever he wanted with them after school.
“Jon asked Kate if he could see the sextuplets on their birthday and she said absolutely yes. That conversation happened well before he was videotaped acting as if he didn’t know if Kate would let him.
“She wants Jon to see the kids. The kids want to see their father. They love him very much and Kate knows that. She offered Jon total access to the kids on their birthday and knows the kids will be thrilled to be with him.”
Jon, however, chose to publicly create the impression that Kate might not allow him to see the Gosselin sextuplets on their birthday. “Jon loves to create public drama in these situations. Maybe he just likes the attention,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
Kate and the Neilds combined Mothers’ Day and the sextuplets’ birthday celebrations on Sunday. And Kate has plans for another celebration as well.
The sextuplets were born the day after Mother’s Day making this year’s birthday remind Kate of that. Alexis, Aaden, Collin, Leah, Hannah and Joel had a great time at Sunday’s celebration.
While the Jon and Kate divorce has left a lot of acrimony between them, the kids are happy that they are seeing their father more now than the past several months when he spend extensive time out of town.
Jon has a new apartment in Pennsylvania, a new girlfriend and is still being paid by TLC even though he is not appearing on any of their shows. His relationship with Kate, however, is often a tool for him to get publicity.
“There was never a question of whether or not Kate would let Jon see the kids on their birthday,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “It’s a priority for her. She wants the kids to be with their dad and she will go out of her way to accommodate Jon.”
But one scenario that was not discussed was Jon and Kate and the kids spending the day together. “No, that would be extremely awkward to say the least,” said the source.
“But Kate wants their children to be happy and it’s a priority for her that they spend time with their father.”