How Jon Gosselin Tried to Stop Kate, Kids From Going Down Under


Jon Gosselin is down in the dumps after a judge denied his request to prevent his family from going Down Under.

Radar Online reports the former reality star, 33, argued to keep the kids in the U.S. during a secret closed-door hearing at Berks County Court in Pennsylvania earlier this month. But because the trip was work-related (the children are filming scenes for TLC's Kate Plus Eight), the judge dismissed Jon's request.

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"Kate told Jon about the trip, and when he did not agree it was decided that the judge should intervene and the ruling went in her favor," a source explains. "It was another slap in the face for Jon because he did not want the kids to go to Australia."

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With the judge's permission, Kate, 35, arrived at the Brisbane Airport in Australia Tuesday with 10-year-old twins Cara and Maddy and 6-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and  Leah.

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"Jon is trying to put a brave face on it and has explained the situation to his own family and friends, but obviously not being with his kids for the New Year is a big disappointment for him," an insider says. "But they all respect him for trying to stand-up to Kate and for fighting for what he thinks is right for his kids too."

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