The story of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets has been long documented in the media. Now, it’s time to catch up and see what has become of the Gosselins now that they have fully grown up. Here’s a look at the sextuplets’ current lives and who they have become.
The Gosselin story began back in October 2000, when Jon and Kate gave birth to sextuplets amid much media hype. Made up of 5 girls and 1 boy (twins Cara and Madelyn, and Leah, Joel, Hannah, and Aaden), the sextuplets were born prematurely and had to spend months in the NICU before finally going home in April 2001.
Meet the Gosselin Sextuplets
Cara and Madelyn
Cara and Madelyn, the twins, are now 18-years-old and have taken the world by storm. From being home-schooled to attending college, Cara and Madelyn have achieved a lot in their lives so far. They are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to academics and have even opened up a charity organization, Love is Louder.
Leah, the third in line of the sextuplets, is now 18-years-old and is currently enrolled in college. She is an advocate of many causes such as mental health and the support of children with Down syndrome. She has recently launched her own podcast, “As We Grow with Leah”, and is actively working to make the world a better place.
Joel, the only son of the sextuplets, is now 18 also. He has recently written a book, The Truth About Us, which is set to be released this summer. It is expected to offer an insider’s look into the sextuplets’ life, as well as a potential “tell-all” about their parents.
Hannah is the fourth-born of the sextuplets and is currently 18-years-old. She is a talented Art student and is clearly following in the footsteps of her mom, who is a known interior designer. Since high school, she has already sold her own artwork and is currently in the process of opening her own shop.
The youngest of the sextuplets, Aaden is 18-years-old and is currently enrolled in college. His interest lies in the field of sustainable design and engineering, and he is actively working to make a difference in his local community.
Tracing the Gosselins’ Steps
Since the sextuplets were born, their lives have been a whirlwind of surprising twists and turns. The first step for the Gosselins was to move out of their small house in Pennsylvania to their current mansion. In April 2007, TLC aired the first season of the hit series “Jon and Kate Plus 8” and their lives were suddenly thrust in front of the public eye.
Jon and Kate’s Divorce
The strained relationship between Jon and Kate was clearly visible in the later seasons, which eventually led to the couple’s divorce in December 2009. Since then, the sextuplets and their siblings have often been caught in the middle of the drama between their parents, as both have had their own set of problems over the years.
Living with Dad vs. Mom
The sextuplets eventually ended up dividing their time between their parents. While they mainly lived with their mom and siblings, they would visit their dad at his home in Pennsylvania. Notably, the sextuplets have grown to be close to their father and are very supportive of him despite the issues within their family.
Catching Up with the Gosselins
It’s been a little over ten years since the last season of Jon and Kate Plus 8 ended, but the sextuplets have still remained in the public eye. As mentioned earlier, Cara, the firstborn, and Madelyn, the second, are currently attending college and have created a non-profit organization, Love is Louder. Meanwhile, Leah is an advocate for mental health and Hannah is working to open her own art shop. In addition, Joel is currently working on a book while Aaden is actively working to make a change in his local community.
And although the sextuplets are all grown up now, they still remain close to each other—they have each other’s backups. Despite the rocky past of their parents and their own respective issues, the sextuplets are all committed to making a difference and making the world a better place.
Jon and Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets have come a long way since they were born 18 years ago, and it is clear to see that they all have bright futures ahead of them. Cara and Madelyn are actively working to make a difference in their community through their Love is Louder nonprofit organization, Leah is an advocate for mental health, and Hannah and Joel are both striving to succeed in their passions for art and writing. The sextuplets are all committed to bettering the world, and we look forward to following their paths and seeing the change they bring about.