Jon Gosselin: It's a shame but Kate Gosselin and I parent our children totally differently
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/31/2013
Jon Gosselin says the lack of communication between himself and ex-wife Kate Gosselin is so severe, their eight children are being raised one way by him and a completely different way by Kate.
"There's two totally different parenting styles, two [totally] different everythings, which is a shame because it affects me, but it really affects my children," Gosselin told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that will air on Sunday, according toPeople.
"I don't really know what goes on in Kate's house, and she really doesn't know what goes on in my house. At this point, there is no cooperation, there is nothing."
Jon reportedly said he has no hard feelings toward Kate but the pair "don't really have a relationship."
"I wish her the best in all that she does, but [we're] just moving in totally two different directions, just totally not on the same page at all about anything," Jon explained, adding that he and Kate just text every now and then.
Kate recently admitted she feels "empathy and pity" for Jon in light of news he's been struggling to make ends meet and is working as a waiter at a restaurant. She also told Bethenny Frankel on her talk show she doesn't want to stand in the way of his relationship with their children.
TLC announced it was canceling Kate Plus 8 -- which began as Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2007 before being relaunched as Kate Plus 8 in 2010 following her 2009 divorce from Jon -- in August 2011.
Oprah's interview with Jon will air Sunday at 10PM ET/PT during Oprah: Where Are They Now? on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
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