Jon Gosselin, former reality television star and father of eight children, has recently hit rock bottom, according to a report in a recent issue of Star Magazine. Gosselin claims that his finances have been completely wiped out to the extent that he may not be able to pay his rent. Additionally, Jon could spend some time in prison if he doesn’t pay his child support on time.
“I can’t afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tell me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support,” Gosselin explained during the interview. “I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do – pay child support or rent? I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody.”
Although Gosselin, who recently moved in with mother-of-three Liz Jannetta, stated he’s doing the best he can to take care of his eight children, he revealed that “taking the high road” and escaping the clutches of reality television has ultimately put him in a tight spot. Since leaving the industry behind, he claimed he hasn’t been able to make as much money as he once did, resulting in the situation he’s facing now. Kate, he remarked, has plenty of money.
Regarding his ex-wife’s latest televised endeavor, a program which finds her traveling across the nation in search of a mate, Gosselin didn’t have very many positive things to say.
“I think this is completely ridiculous!” he explained. “We have eight children and they need us, she is putting reality TV and dating in front of the kids who need to have their mother.”
Look for the issue of Star Magazine, which comes with the complete Jon Gosselin interview, to hit newsstands on Thursday (August 2).