Madelyn Kate Gosselin is opening up about her past struggle to accept herself. In honor of Korean-American Day on Thursday, the 21-year-old daughter of exes Jon and Kate Gosselin took to Instagram to open up about her childhood insecurities.
Madelyn Kate Gosselin Says She’s ‘So Proud’ to Be Korean-American After Feeling ‘Shame’ Over It in the Past
Mady shared a photo of herself as a kid, happily cradling her first American Girl doll. There’s more to the pic than meets the eye, though.
“She was from the ‘look-alike’ line and I named her jordan. she did not look like me; she had blonde hair and blue eyes, by my choice,” Mady wrote of the doll. “At the time, there wasn’t a doll from the line that looked like me, but more importantly, at 5, I chose a doll that reflected the way I thought I was suppose [sic] to look instead of the way I do.”
Mady went on to explain why the story behind the photo fills her “with a gross sort of discomfort and shame” today.
She says about her childhood
“Having grown up 50/50 (white and Korean), I was hyper aware of my ethnicity from a young age,” she wrote, “but the transition from awareness to shame was a slow progression that I didn’t notice happening until I was much older.”
Now, Mady wrote, she wants to “make it known that I’m so proud to celebrate being Korean-American today.”
“I’m proud to be a part of a community that has suffered through decades of ridicule and hate in this country (only made worse in the last 2 years) but have persevered through it powerfully and gracefully,” she wrote. “I’m also proud that I make a kick a** kimchi!!”
Mady, a college student, is one of eight children. She has a twin sister, Cara, as well as 17-year-old siblings Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah. Their parents divorced in 2009.
Who are Mady’s parents?
Jonathan Keith Gosselin, the American former television personality, is Mady’s father. Gosselin’s mother, Pamela Castello was a second-generation Korean American.
Gosselin met Kate Kreider at a company picnic on October 5, 1997. They married on June 12, 1999. On October 8, 2000, their twin daughters, Cara Nicole and Madelyn “Mady” Kate, were born. Initially, Jon was against having a third child, but he and Kate eventually decided they would try again. On May 10, 2004, Kate gave birth to sextuplets: sons Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, and Joel Kevin, and daughters Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, and Leah Hope. The sextuplets were born 10 weeks premature, which is common in cases of multiple births.
They got divorced
Jon stated that it is Kate who wanted the divorce, while Kate stated that “Jon’s activities” left her with “no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect” herself and the children. Jon released a statement in response, noting that his wife was the first to make a legal move, and speaking of his continuing love for his children. Speculation rose that Jon’s relationship with Hailey Glassman, the daughter of Kate’s plastic surgeon, was the cause for the divorce, but Glassman denied the speculation, saying that her relationship with Jon began only after Jon and Kate had been separated for months.
Who are Korean Americans?
Korean Americans are Americans of Korean ancestry mostly from South Korea. In 2015, the Korean American community constitutes about 0.56% of the United States population, or about 1.82 million people, and is the fifth-largest Asian American subgroup, after the Chinese American, Filipino American, Indian American, and Vietnamese American communities.The U.S. is home to the largest Korean diaspora community in the world.
Kate Gosselin and Twin Daughters Mady & Cara on Kate’s Dating Struggles in “Kate Plus Date”
What about Mady’s personal life?
Because of Mady’s behavior on Jon and Kate plus 8, people had been making hate comments, threats, and backlash about Mady on social media calling her a brat, mean, and entitled.
Kate received criticism and backlash from tweeting a picture of then-eleven-year-old Mady wearing her heels. Kate captioned the photo: “‘hafta make u guess who just HAD to try on my heels that I just unpacked from my bag tonight… Starts w an ‘M.'” The photo, which shows Mady’s legs, was taken in September 2012 and deemed too “sexy” by the public, who mainly claimed it was not a good idea to tweet such a picture “for pedophiles to see.”
In an August 2013 interview with People magazine, it is revealed that Mady is not a fan of school, but loves to act. She is quoted as saying a dream of hers is being on Disney Channel.
Mady and Cara showed silence in an interview on the Today Show out of discomfort of having their mom being in the interview with them despite the twins being old enough to be in an interview by themselves.
Madelyn Gosselin Dating, Relationship And Affairs
Madelyn Gosselin is not married and does not have children. She is currently unattached. She is simply concentrating on her career and devoting more time to herself.
She hasn’t dated anyone since her previous relationship. She rarely speaks about her personal life in the media or in public, and she hasn’t made any public statements about her affairs. Furthermore, she has managed to keep it under wraps.
Those close to Kate have spoken out over the years — and Radar Online notes one of Kate’s best friends, Beth Carson, explained back in 2014 why she stopped associating with Kate. … Beth eventually received 50% of the cut as was promised, but her relationship with Kate was never the same.
After 11 seasons, Kate Plus 8 finished in 2017. In the years since the show ended, the Gosselin children have grown up quite a bit! The twins are now 20, and the sextuplets are all 17. They’re all certainly much older than when they were first introduced on Jon & Kate Plus 8 back in 2007.
Does Kate Gosselin have a boyfriend? According to Radar Online, who covered every messy off-screen episode in the Gosselin saga, Kate did not find love on her Monday night TLC show, and today, is still single.
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