The eight young children of Jon and Kate Gosselin never asked to become reality TV stars. But once Jon & Kate Plus Eight started airing in 2007, their fates were sealed. And, shortly afterwards, they seemed to become almost pawns in the high-profile divorce of their parents. So, ten years after the twins and sextuplets were first introduced to the world, how are they doing now?
It’s worth noting that the events that led up to the eight Gosselin children becoming TV personalities are also shrouded in controversy. In 2014, for example, an explosive tell-all book written by Robert Hoffman claimed that Kate Gosselin had purposely set out to have sextuplets and become famous in the process. Needless to say, Kate objected very strongly to this assertion and eventually got the book taken off the shelves.
But regardless of Kate’s motivations, she was successful in her endeavor. In 2004, four years after welcoming twins Cara and Mady, she gave birth to sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. Not long afterwards, Kate signed up to the NBC reality show Home Delivery. She followed that up with two Discovery Health specials about her brood.