Kate Gosselin’s decision to bring her oldest offspring on the “Today” show Thursday is not sitting well with their father, Jon Gosselin.
After the 38-year-old former co-star of “Jon and Kate Plus 8” gave an interview on the morning program this week, in which her oldest children, twins Mady and Cara, 13, went radio silent when asked to discuss their “normal life,” Jon Gosselin is now speaking against his ex-wife of 11 years. “I felt upset,” said Gosselin, 36, who informed US Weekly he watched the now-viral interview with his girlfriend, Liz Janetta. “We were like, 'Say something girls. Come on! Just say something. Anything.' And they didn't say anything and we were like, 'Ugh, this is horrible.’”
According to the former reality TV-star dad, he feels that his daughters, who also starred in the show with their six sextuplet siblings (Alexis, Collin, Aaden, Hannah, Leah and Joel, all now nine years old) on several seasons of the hit show, were manipulated into doing the interview. "In my heart that's what I believe, that's how I feel,” said the father.” Can I prove it? I can't prove it, but you can't take my feelings away from me. I feel that way," he later added.
So what happened during the interview? When asked by fans on Twitter, Kate Gosselin responded by saying the girls suffered from “stage fright,” but according to their father and star of “Couples Therapy,” he believes it was because of his daughter’s moral struggles. “By body language they were probably like, 'What's the moral thing to do and what does my mom want me to do?' They were torn and they just shut down,” he said, adding, “"It was just a classic case of being silent. You get to a point where you are like, 'I don't know who to please. Do I please myself or do I please my parents or my mother?'"
The Gosselin family last made headlines for starring on the cover of People magazine earlier in the week. In an exclusive interview, the teenage twins reacted to claims that their time starring on reality TV was detrimental to their well-being. “People think we're supposed to be messed up, like, 'Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they're going to be scarred for life, waaaaah,'" said Mady, adding, "Here's the big news: We're not messed up."