Madelyn Gosselin
Mady in August 2013

Basic Information

Full name: Madelyn Kate Gosselin
Birthday: October 8, 2000 (age 17)
Residence: Pennsylvania
Occupation: High School student
Nicknames: Mady
Interests: Acting, photography

Physical Information

Gender: Female
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown

Relationship Information

Parents: Jon Gosselin
Kate Gosselin
Siblings: Cara, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah & Joel

Madelyn Kate Gosselin is the second oldest daughter of Jon and Kate Gosselin, fraternal twin to Cara, and an older sister to Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel

Early lifeEdit

Mady was born at five forty-seven p.m., six minutes after her fraternal twin Cara, on October 8, 2000 at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She weighed five pounds and one ounce.[1] The girls were five weeks premature.

Cara was born with a hemangioma on the side of her nose. When they were young, Kate told the girls that it was an angel kiss. She explained to them that after Cara left Heaven first, an angel with red lipstick on kissed her, and by the time she kissed Mady, her lipstick had worn off. The hemangioma went away by itself.


Surviving Sextuplets and TwinsEdit

Sextuplets and Twins: One Year LaterEdit

Jon and Kate Plus 8Edit

Kate Plus 8Edit

Celebrity Wife SwapEdit

Mady describes Kate as being mean, and says that all she, Mady, has ever known is work, which she thinks is a bad thing if one has too much.

When the kids meet Kendra, Mady says she knew who she was, because she used to sneak down to the basement and watch her show. She remarks that Kendra seemed kind of nervous to meet them.


In Jon and Kate Plus 8, Mady is shown as being very animated and loving to talk. When she was 6 and 7 years old during the show Jon and Kate plus on seasons 2 and 3, she sometimes threw temper tantrums when she’s very angry. She mostly gave sassy attitude and gave her opinion of how she feels about something. She was seen feeling jealous and frustrated with the sextuplets (half of them) and sometimes can get physical with them especially. Kate described her as authoritative and bossy, much like herself, but unscheduled and disheveled, like Jon. Mady does seem to have a sweet sensitive kind hearted side to her sour personality.

In Kate Plus 8 Mady had tone her explosive temper down by a lot. She’s not as bossy and she’s not aggressive with her sextuplets when she gets angry. Her attitude is still there but she’s a lot more sarcastic with Kate. She still has a soft, sweet side to her sour personality. She seems more humble with her siblings but sometimes frustrated with them and gave attitude with them, but after all that’s Mady, she’s a strong character. She loves singing and performing and has a soft spot for animals of any kind.[2]

As seen in her recent television appearance Celebrity Wife Swap, Mady behaves humble, with her sassy personality, and she knew exactly the routine Kate uses. During her blogging stint with thestir, Kate described Cara and Mady as being "responsible, lovely, helpful, respectful girls who do extremely well in school."[3] She is close with her mother much like her sister Hannah.


Personal lifeEdit

Because of Mady’s behavior on Jon and Kate plus 8, people had been making hate comments, threats, and backlash about Mady on social media calling her a brat, mean, and entitled.

Kate received criticism and backlash from tweeting a picture of then-eleven-year-old Mady wearing her heels. Kate captioned the photo: "'hafta make u guess who just HAD to try on my heels that I just unpacked from my bag tonight... Starts w an 'M.'" The photo, which shows Mady's legs, was taken in September 2012 and deemed too "sexy" by the public, who mainly claimed it was not a good idea to tweet such a picture "for pedophiles to see."[4]

In March 2013, Kate threw Cara and Mady a "braces on" party to get them prepared to get braces. The girls invited friends over and ate candy and foods usually prohibited when wearing the wires.[5]

In an August 2013 interview with People magazine, it is revealed that Mady is not a fan of school, but loves to act. She is quoted as saying a dream of hers is being on Disney Channel.[6]

Cara and Mady celebrated their thirteen birthdays by eating at Chipotle, then going home, eating cake and ice cream, and opening presents. Prior to this, they had a sleepover that included a total of nine girls, made pizza and cake, and ate candy. They also went to see the One Direction concert movie This Is Us with their mother, which was Mady's idea.[7]

Mady and Cara showed silence in an interview on the Today Show out of discomfort of having their mom being in the interview with them despite the twins being old enough to be in an interview by themselves.