JON and Kate Gosselin’s daughter Mady, 21, revealed she felt “shame” that she was once embarrassed by her Korean heritage but is now “proud” of it.
Mady shared a throwback photo on Instagram in honor of Korean American Day.
In the snapshot, the Kate Plus 8 alum was a little girl as she was holding up her doll.
The reality star mentioned the doll “reflected the way I thought I was supposed to look, instead of the way I do.”
Mady continued: “I was hyper-aware of my ethnicity from a young age, but the transition from awareness to shame was a slow progression that I didn’t notice happening until I was much older.”
She added: “So I want 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.”
Mady concluded her lengthy message about being able to cook up a “kick-a** kimchi,” which is a traditional Korean cuisine of salted and fermented vegetables.
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Recently the 21-tear-old TV star celebrated New Years Day and shared photos from her friend’s birthday party.
She wrote: “That’s a wrap!”
Back in November 2021, Mady’s dad Jon, 44, confessed that he had not spoken to his twin daughters Mady and Cara, both 21, in over eight years.
During an interview with Dr. Oz, the TV personality admitted: “I text them every single year. And every time I come here to your show or interview, I text my daughter every single time.”
He added that they have not “blocked him” because the messages are “blue.”
THE LEGAL BATTLE
After spending 20 years together, Jon and his ex Kate, 46, have had an ongoing custody battle since their divorce back in 2009.
Due to their court battles, the former couple has split where their kids must live with either parent.
Four of the exes’ 17-year-old sextuplets – Aaden, Joel, Alexis, and Leah – live with Kate and moved with their mother to North Carolina.
The other two, Collin and Hannah, went to live with their father and have remained with him in Pennsylvania.
Mady and Cara were left out of the custody agreements because they are both legal adults and have headed off to college.
Towards the end of December, Jon decided that he was going to represent himself as the nasty custody war continued with his ex-wife.
The Sun exclusively revealed Jon had filed to drop his lawyers on November 23rd, 2021 amid their legal turmoil.
According to the Pennsylvania court, he is now “in propria persona,” which means he has to represent himself without a lawyer.