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Police Called Over Explosive Jon and Kate Custody Dispute

Watching The Gosselins fall apart is pretty heartbreaking. We all remember watching them start out on TLC as a one-off special about having 8 kids under the age of 3, but it soon turned into a weekly adventure on the kids and their antics.

Of course, as the show drew on, it became clear that Jon and Kate had their issues. Whether it was his passiveness or her need to be in control, it started to be too much to listen to their bickering.

The kids were growing up before our eyes, and it was clear the show needed to come to an end. Jon and Kate got divorced, with Kate seemingly getting primary custody. She got her own show called Kate Plus 8 and somehow the family managed to stay in the headlines despite their constant wishes to stay away from it all.

Since their split, reports have surfaced of Jon becoming a stripper to pay bills, Kate patting down her kids every day to check for cellphones, and Kate sending one of their kids away to a "behavioral school" without telling Jon where his son is.

It's been a rough road for the parents, but nothing has been as messy as this past week when the police were called to settle an explosive argument surrounding the kids.

So what happened?

According to E! News, police in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania were called on Tuesday afternoon to respond to a “verbal domestic dispute over child custody involving one minor (Female/13 years old),” meaning it was one of the sextuplets.

According to the report, the daughter was taken to an orthodontist appointment by one of her parents (it does not state who), and the argument erupted over who would be taking her home.

“The call came in at 1:10 this afternoon for a verbal domestic argument … over the custody of one of their 13-year-old daughters,” a Wyomissing Police Department spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight. “No one was arrested and the daughter did go home with the father after she expressed that was her desire to do.”

According to a past interview, Jon Gosselin says his custody agreement with Kate is pretty unconventional. He apparently only gets to see 4 of his 8 kids at a time, and he never gets to choose which ones. He hasn't seen Colin in years.

“Now all the secrets are coming out because I’m not afraid to say anything,” Jon said. “‘How come you only get four kids?’ Because who I get is who I get. Whoever comes through that gate or gets off that [school] bus is who I get."

Do you think these two should put aside their differences for the kids, or are they too far gone for that?

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. Please feel free to contact me with questions or story ideas! meagan@shared.com