The Gosselin twins turn nine on Thursday, and it doesn't look like their parents will set aside the dramz to celebrate. Kate wants Jon's time in the house limited to the party; Jon says he owns the house and will be there when he wants.
Entertainment Tonight released the following statement:
October 7, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA)-- ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT sat down exclusively with Jon Gosselin today in New York City for an interview to air tonight, October 7th.
Gosselin reveals that his estranged wife Kate is seeking to change their joint-custody arrangements at the birthday celebration of their twins, Cara and Mady. "It's an all-out battle," Jon said of his current relationship with Kate.
Jon told ET that Kate requested that he only be at their Pennsylvania home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday for the twin's birthday party. He also alleges that Kate is attempting to revise the custody agreement for this weekend, saying she gave him a schedule, "She's trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on Mady and Cara's birthday. That's like giving her full custody by obeying her. She can't tell me what to do. I'm not going to allow it. I'm just going to stay. I own the house so I can do what I want."
Jon read an email that he said was from his estranged wife regarding the kids' party. The reality star said the email read, "Due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both."
Gosselin goes on to say, "She's trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because she doesn't want to see me. She doesn't want to hear my apology. She doesn't want to work things out."
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Jon stopped on the streets of New York to whip out his blackberry and do a reading from the same email he quoted on ET.
"I can stay as long as I want ... and I will," he added.
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