Collin, Kate Gosselin’s son, left her out of his graduation post amid claims that she “coldly snubbed” him at the ceremony.
The 17-year-old gushed for his father, Jon Gosselin, and sister Hannah in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
After describing his fellow graduate as “amazing,” he said, “I would like to thank my dad, who has taught me so much about running into hard times and moving past them, about resilience.”
Collin also praised Jon’s ex-girlfriend Colleen Conrad, from whom the 46-year-old DJ split in 2021.
“I’d like to thank Colleen for rooting for me day in and day out,” he wrote. “When you think of someone you want by your side, you think of Colleen. And as I’ve told her many times, she is my motivator for being successful in this world.”
He went on to thank his Army Junior ROTC instructors after sharing a joyful photo with Conrad.
“This chapter of my life has come to a close,” Collin concluded. “Next stop Parris Island. And soon after I will be studying Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in college! Can’t wait!!!”
Notably, he made no mention of Kate, in his social media post.
According to The Sun, the “Kate Plus Date” star gave “only Hannah love” at the ceremony earlier this month.
“Kate did end up taking photos with Hannah, but never spoke to Collin and never took photos with him,” the insider claimed.
Collin has been open about their poor relationship since Kate committed the then-preteen to an institution for behavioral issues in 2016. Jon was eventually able to remove their son and gain custody.
Collin revealed to Entertainment Tonight in November 2022 that he does not have a relationship with his mother, but that he is “doing very well” despite their “unfortunate” estrangement.