Jon Gosselin Shares First Day Of School Photo Of Kids Hannah & Collin Nearly One Year After Abuse Allegations
Jon Gosselin has posted a photo of two of his children for the first time since he was accused of child abuse.
On Wednesday, August 25th, the dad-of-eight shared a snap to his Instagram page featuring two of his sextuplet children, Hannah and Collin.
“First day of 11th Grade!!!! Good Luck Hannah and Collin!!! Love Dad,” the doting father captioned his post.
The brother-sister duo posed in the driveway with their arms around each other in front of a pair of matching Ford cars.
The photo marks the first snap of the kids since allegations of child abuse began circulating in September 2020 after Collin posted on Instagram outing his father.
Collin claimed that his dad was a “liar” in the since-deleted post. “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar,” he wrote in the caption.
The alarming post caused the Berks County Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania to investigate, although Jon’s rep denied the allegations.
“Jon has never abused Collin,” the representative told In Touch at the time. “No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing Children and Youth Services investigation.”
“Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs,” Jon’s rep continued.
Jon’s daughter Hannah also supported her father at the time of the allegations, telling The Daily Mail that her dad has “never been abusive,” and that he is “very loving and supportive.”
The kids’ mother and Jon’s ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, also reacted to the abuse allegations by releasing a statement at the time.
“You do not punch and kick your children. You do not kick a child. I don’t want to hear any excuses from anyone, not his father, not from local law enforcement, not from court personnel whose job is supposedly to ensure the best interests of my children,” the former TV personality told the PEOPLE in September 2020.
“There is a child abuse law, PA 23, section 8i states that doing any of the following, regardless of whether it causes injury, is child abuse, and first on that list is kicking. Period. Enough is enough.”
The estranged parents, who became famous for their hit show on TLC, Jon & Kate Plus 8, divorced in 2009 after nearly ten years of marriage.
Hannah and Collin still live in Pennsylvania with their father, while the twins Mady and Cara, along with four of the sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, live with Kate in North Carolina.