Kate and Jon Gosselin’s oldest children, twins Mady and Cara, were only six years old when we first met them on Jon and Kate Plus 8, the TLC hit show that made them famous.
Although their sextuplet siblings stole the spotlight from them, the pair were still an integral part of the show, and every so often entire episodes were dedicated to them.
Over the course of five seasons, we've watched the girls grow up, go through the trials and tribulations of life in the limelight, and in the later seasons, try to cope with their parents' divorce. At one point in time, the twins were so impacted by the collapse of their parents' marriage and the ensuing media frenzy that they had a fall out with their father.
Last year, shortly before her 16th birthday, Mady revealed that they hadn't been in touch with Jon for awhile.
"This year I'm going to turn 16," said Mady. " I'm going to be learning to drive, taking the PSATs, thinking about college...so much is going on in my life. And the last thing I have time for is a toxic relationship."
Jon later confirmed that at the time he did not see his daughter "that much, or often", then added that they were "kind of not talking right now."
Fast forward to a year later, it looks like the family has put all the drama behind them just in time for Mady and Cara's 17th birthday. The pair celebrated turning a year older on October 8, and to mark the special occasion, both Kate and Jon had some heartfelt things to say on social media about their daughters.