JON and Kate Gosselin’s son Collin has returned to Instagram after a lengthy hiatus with a mature new photo.
Collin, 18, posed with his car while wearing dark glasses and a leather jacket.
Jon and Kate Gosselin’s son Collin resurfaced on Instagram after a lengthy hiatusInstagramCollin posed in a leather jacket and dark sunglasses in several of his new snapsInstagram
The ex-reality star had taken some extended time away from social media.
Previously, he had been gone for several months from the platform.
Upon returning, Collin could be seen in several snaps showing off a leather jacket and jeans ensemble.
He paired his outfit with dark aviator sunglasses and a pair of black and white sneakers.
Prominently featured in his photo set was his silver car, which Collin seemed especially proud of.
He did not add a text caption to his photo, instead opting for a couple of emoji.
Fans took to the comments of the Instagram post with thoughts on Collin’s appearance and resurgence.
One wrote: “Dang I’m getting old. I remember when you were a baby. You’ve grown up to be such a handsome smart man. Good luck to you. Big blessings in store for you.”
Another commented: “Wow Collin!!! Your so big and handsome! Congrats on the wip!”
A third fan wrote: “As I’m watching you on tv grow up. Wow.”
One fan simply said “Hope you’re doing well.”
Meanwhile, Collin spoke out regarding his estranged family and his damaged relationship with his mother Kate.
The Kate Plus Eight child star has been labeled as the “troubled” teen in the family after a series of behavioral issues.
Now Collin, 18, has spoken out in an interview with ET, saying that his relationship with Kate, 47, never recovered after he left an institution for troubled youth.
“After being there, I didn’t have a relationship with her,” he revealed to the outlet.
“Even before [being] there, I don’t think we had much of a relationship and I think that just kept tearing it even more down.”
Collin went on to claim that he thinks his severed relationship was a result of the family’s decade-long stint on reality TV.
“I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family. I think it tore us apart,” he added.
“It gave us less time to actually be together as a family, [and] more time to be in the public eye.”
When Collin was 14, his father Jon, 45, was awarded sole custody after his mother failed to appear at the court hearing.
But he told ET that her absence “didn’t really bother” him.
“I mean, it’s like I said, it’s on her own terms and if she doesn’t want to show up she doesn’t have to show up.”
Collin said his mother’s parenting “was worse than what you would say the average teenage kid goes through.”
“I came to the conclusion that everybody has their own agenda, you know?
“My mom had her own agenda, and I don’t know exactly what that was. But I was put in a tough spot and my agenda was to make it out on top of that tough spot.”
Despite their tumultuous history, Collin claimed he would be open to a reconciliation with his mother and hopes to one day restore their relationship.
“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t have a relationship. I think every son wants to have a relationship with their mom. But I’m doing very well.
“I want to say that in life we all go through hard things. We all get knocked down, we all experience really, really difficult things,” the child star continued.
“But don’t sit around and mourn and cry about it, address the situation you’re in and fix it and come out on top of it. Because resilience is a really important thing.”
“My one message to everybody, to the world, in general, is just be kind to people. It’s really not that hard, you know? Be kind, talk to people, hear other people’s stories, just spread kindness,” he closed.
Jon and his ex Kate have had a contentious relationship since they split in 2009 after two decades together.
The pair divorced after several court appearances and split where their youngest kids lived.
Four of their sextuplets: Aaden, Joel, Alexis, and Leah chose to move to North Carolina with Kate while Hannah and Collin resided with their father.
He also featured his car in the shots as well as a fresh pair of sneakersInstagramInstagramFans commented on Collin after his return to social media[/caption]
They were glad to see him back on Instagram and showered him with praiseInstagram