Jon Gosselin’s Stepdad Shades Kate Amid Her New Dating Show: ‘Forget Her!’

Kate Gosselin is looking for love on her new show Kate Plus Date, but how are her relationships with the other men in her life? Her ex-husband Jon’s stepfather is shading his former daughter-in-law in an exclusive interview with

“Kate, forget her,” Albert Castello told “She has her own life.”

Despite Kate’s rocky co-parenting relationship with Jon, he explained that their eight children Mady and Cara, 17, and Alexis, Aaden, Hannah, Joel, Leah and Collin, 13, are “doing great.”

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“I see the kids a lot,” he explained. “Those kids are growing, they go to school and they’re smart.”

But it doesn’t seem like his stepson Jon has the same relationship with the kids.

In a 2016 interview with ET, Jon explained how while he does see his kids every other weekend and one night a week, he doesn’t get them all at once.

“I just go to the bus stop at Kate’s house and whomever I get, I get,” he said, adding that some of his children, “just stopped coming.”

“I did get Alexis one day, which was nice to see her, but I usually get Hannah, Leah, Aaden and Joel,” he said.

His twin daughter Mady told People in 2016, “He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane. 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.”

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The DJ responded to his daughter’s claims, “I’m very upset. I love my children very much. I’ve always been there for them and I always will be. It’s shocking.”

But Kate is determined to move on from Jon, who she officially divorced from back in December 2009, with a new TLC series called Kate Plus Date.

“I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” she told People of the new series, which will follow her dating journey.

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