Jon Gosselin Celebrates Twins Mady and Cara's 16th Birthday Two Days Late
Even though twins Madelyn (“Mady”) Gosselin and Cara Gosselin made their feelings about their father perfectly clear in a tell-all interview, Jon Gosselin wished them a very happy 16th birthday—but he was two days late.
The reality star-turned-DJ turned to Instagram to share an adorable throwback of himself hanging with his two daughters when they were just little girls. “Happy 16th Bday to Mady and Cara!!! October 8, 2000 seems forever ago,” he captioned the pic, he posted Monday, two days after their birthday had passed.
The last picture taken with his daughters was over the Fourth of July weekend, but a source tells E! News that he doesn’t see the two older girls now.
Mom Kate Gosselin, on the other hand, shared a cute photo from when Mady and Cara were just five months old but posted it on their actual birthday.
“16 years ago, these two perfectly amazing girls were born! I’m so thankful for them each and every day!” Kate wrote. “Happy 16th birthday, Mady and Cara! Can’t wait to celebrate YOU today!!!! #LoveMom #FiveMonthsOldInPic.”
There’s no telling how Mady and Cara reacted to their father’s well-wishes, but based on their tell-all interview it seemed they wanted nothing to do with him.
“Here’s how I feel about this,” she shared. “This year I’m going to turn 16. I’m going to be learning to drive, taking the PSATs, thinking about college…so much is going on in my life. And the last thing I have time for is a toxic relationship.”
Mady also said that as long as Jon continues to talk about his kids in interviews, she won’t reach out to him. “He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” Mady added. “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.”
Having not seen Mady, 15, or the other kids in so long, Mady feels he has no right to say anything. “He doesn’t even know us—how can he dare to talk about us?”