Jon Gosselin is fighting tooth and nail to get his troubled son Collin out of a treatment center by Christmas of this year, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
According to Jon's good friend Eric Rodriguez, whom he refers to as "family," the former Jon and Kate Plus 8 star is expecting Collin, 14, will be released after more than two years in a facility by December 18.
"Jon is hoping for December 18," Eric, a barber at Mike & Joe's Barber Salon in Jon's hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, told Radar. "Lets hope he gets out soon."
During his son's weekend visit home, Jon posted a photo of Collin getting his hair cut at his pal's barber shop.
During his appointment, Collin appeared "so happy" to be back home with his father and sister Hannah, who as Radar reported, lives full-time with Jon.
"Oh my god. His smile. Honestly, his smile was unbelievable," Eric gushed, adding that Collin appeared to be in good physical health.
"He lost a lot of weight from the last picture I saw of him that Jon showed me. He looks really, really good."
As Radar exclusively reported, Jon has filed for full custody of the teen, who a source said suffers from "anger issues."
According to court records viewed by Radar, Jon and his attorney filed papers on October 24 in Pennsylvania court, claiming it's in the child's best interest to live with his father upon his release from treatment.
Jon's ex-wife Kate has been fighting Jon over custody of their eight kids since their very nasty spit in 2009. Most recently, Radar learned she tried to reverse a judge's court order from earlier this year.
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