Jon Gosselin

by ethnic on May 1, 2009

Jon Gosselin Hosts an Afternoon Pool Event at Wet Republic in Las Vegas on August 29, 2009

Birth Name: Jonathan Keith Gosselin

Place of Birth: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: 1 April, 1977

*French-Canadian, Irish, Welsh, 1/1024 Portuguese (father)
*Korean (mother)

Jon Gosselin is an American television personality. He starred in the reality television series Jon & Kate Plus 8, alongside his then-wife, Kate Gosselin.

Jon’s father’s ancestry is French-Canadian, Irish, Welsh, and 1/1024 Portuguese. Jon’s mother was born and raised in Hawaii, of Korean descent. This was stated in the Korean American Journal.

Jon and Kate’s children have also inherited Jon’s Korean looks. When asked to comment about this, Jon’s mother stated that the “Korean gene is very strong”. Kate said that she wanted her kids to look like Jon and that she always wanted little ‘China dolls’.

Jon’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Gosselin (the son of Frank Louis Gosselin and Kathleen/Catherine Lang/Long) and Elizabeth Thomas. Kathleen was born in Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of François-Xavier Long and Adèle Ouellette.

Jon’s father distant ancestor, Françoise Grenier/Garnier, may have been an Indigenous Canadian. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Sources: Genealogy of Jon Gosselin (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jon’s paternal great-grandmother, Kathleen/Catherine Lang/Long –

Genealogy of Jon’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Adèle Ouellette –

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madman August 26, 2016 at 4:02 am

Jon’s great-great-great-great-grandfather was Philip Long. He is said to be either Scottish or American. He was at least not French-Canadian.

Genealogy of Jon’s great-grandmother, Kathleen/Catherine Lang/Long –

Genealogy of Jon’s great-great-grandmother, Adèle Ouellette –

Jon’s father is 1/1024 Portuguese, from this ancestor:

He is also descended from Françoise Grenier/Garnier several times. According to, she was a Native Canadian woman, but pretty much all other genealogy sites states that she was a French immigrant. If she was a Native Canadian, it would make Jon’s father of somewhere between 1/256 and 1/512 Native Canadian descent, but it does not seem to be completely clear what her ancestry was.

phaedra April 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

Asiatic eyes ruin potentially good looking men.

Hill May 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So literally racist? Even though you’re like Pakistani or something?

Oliver Hill June 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I wonder where his Korean mom got this eye gene from

Hate Me January 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

He is hideous.

Sims January 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I knew for a fact he was half Asian the first time I saw him… but he goes more towards his White side in terms of how he acts.

mids September 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

What are Asians supposed to act like? And for that matter I know white British people act different from shite American Southerners, so is he acting British white, southern Smerican white or Canadian white even?

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