If Jon Gosselin's to be believed, things are pretty terrible between him, his ex wife Kate Gosselin and the couple's eight children.
The former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star gets incredibly candid about the sad state of affairs in his family with Yahoo! Celebrity, speaking out about his strained relationship with his kids while making some pretty damning statements about his ex.
Earlier this year, Jon told Steve Harvey that he hadn't seen all of his kids at the same time in over three years ... and he's breaking it down even more now. According to this new interview, he only gets four of the eight children at a time, has no control over who shows up and hasn't seen son Collin in a year and a half.
"I can't do anything," he tells the publication. "It's unfair of her to do that, considering she claims that she does her best for all my kids. 'I'm perfect.' No one's perfect, honey. Trust me."
"Now all the secrets are coming out because I'm not afraid to say anything," he explains. "'How come you only get four kids?' Because who I get is who I get. Whoever comes through that gate or gets off that [school] bus is who I get. And Collin is homeschooled, so he doesn't get off a bus."
"If the kids want to come, they come," he continues. "I love them all, but I am going to focus on the ones that want to come. My hands are tied."
He goes on to say things are "bad right now" with Kate, who he says "alienates" him from his kids.
"Kate tells my kids a lot of stuff, and they tell me. I don't want to get my kids in trouble, but she pretty much alienates me. 'He's a party boy. He does this,'" he says she tells them. He also says the kids don't text him when they're at his ex-wife's home. "I have no contact with them [when they're there]," he says.
"She pulls custody BS, like, 'Oh, you don't have custody this week. We're filming,'" he adds. "But she won't tell me where they're filming."
Though he admits alleged stunts like that mean it might be "time to go back to court," Jon laments the cost of fighting custody.
"Do you know how expensive court is? You have no idea," he explains. "All the filings ... I have to pay for that. And pay all the court fees in the hopes that you'll get something out of it. I've been going to court for seven years now."
Without his TLC paycheck, Jon is now working as a DJ and booking them for other events as the VP of sales for Embodied Agency.