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Collin Gosselin found a mother in dad's girlfriend after years of 'mental torture' from his birth mom Kate

Collin Gosselin seems to be shading his mother, Kate Gosselin, in his latest Instagram post after years of mental torture he suffered due to his mom
UPDATED MAY 11, 2020
Collin and Kate Gosselin (TLC)
Collin and Kate Gosselin (TLC)

Collin Gosselin and his mother Kate Gosselin have had several issues in the past and it looks like things have gotten worse. With everyone celebrating Mother's Day, it does not come as a surprise that Collin also took to social media to post something about this special day. However, what was shocking was he chose to acknowledge his father, Jon's girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, instead. 

"Turns out today is Mother's Day, today we pay the love forward to our mothers, but I don't think the mother can describe all the things Colleen has done for me," he wrote, as reported by Daily Mail. "I could call it Mother's Day, but it's more than that, Colleen, you are so much more than a mother to me, you are one of my guidelines and one of my guiding lights."

He continued, "Thank you doesn't say enough, I love you so much and you've done so much for me that claims you my strong, happy, loving and awesome mother figure, you're irreplaceable. Thank you so much Colleen love you so much!!!" The post also consisted of a sweet picture of Collin and Conrad together. 

Many believed that this was a shade he was throwing towards his mother, Kate. Given the history that Collin and Kate have, seeing him not wish her on Mother's Day is not as shocking as one would think. Ever since TLC aired 'Kate Plus 8', people had been questioning her parenting skills. 

Many thought that she was not fit to be a mother and was cruel towards her children. One instance that had a lot of people talking was when Kate did not give water to her daughter and instead chose to drink the water herself. People were quick to call her out for not hearing what her daughter wanted. 

Meanwhile, Jon has also opened up about the mental torture that Collin and the other children were put through when they were living with Kate. Jon called Kate narcissistic and selfish while saying she painted a picture that never existed.

"She always speaks for the children. They say this, they want to do this — unicorns, rainbows and look, flying pigs. It's all lies. They all have voices," he said. He revealed Collin was sent to a mental institution by Kate where he felt "caged". Jon further revealed that Kate only met Collin thrice during his time there. 

Jon admitted that Collin would take some time to move on from all that he had faced in the past because of Kate as he stated, "Those are things that he will have to move on from now moving forward. The past is the past, but he will work through those issues through therapy. And these are questions he's going to have to answer himself, maybe through interviews, through the public or privately."

While Collin is trying to move past what had happened, Kate's actions have disappointed many fans. After 8 seasons, TLC decided to put an end to the show. It is believed that the show got canceled due to the low ratings. But a couple of years later, it was found that the show might have paved way for many thinking they could make it to reality television as well. 

In 2018, Louise Turpin, a mother accused of torturing 13 children at her home revealed that she had dreams about having a reality show of her own. Turpin's half brother, Billy Lambert, had revealed that she loved 'Kate Plus 8'. "She had mentioned the 'Kate Plus 8' show, that it was a cool reality show," he said. "I think deep down that is what she wanted." 

While Collin and Kate have gone separate ways, it looks like he has finally found a mom in Jon's girlfriend, Conrad.