Jon Gosselin isn’t the same man fans once watched alongside his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, on the TLC reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8. In fact, Jon’s life has taken some very big turns since his reality TV days. The latest has him working at popular chain restaurant TGI Fridays.
According to TMZ, Jon Gosselin is currently working at a TGI Fridays restaurant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The father of eight has duties such as prepping and cooking meals. He was even reportedly put through a chef-style boot camp to get the job.
As many fans know, Jon and Kate Gosselin divorced after 10 years of marriage, which lead him to leave the family’s reality TV show and the life he’d known up until then. After exiting his job as an IT analyst, Jon seemed to struggle. He dated a slew of women and held different jobs such as a waiter.
Jon Gosselin also appeared on the VH1 reality TV series Couples Therapy, where he and his then girlfriend, Liz Jannetta, aired all their relationship problems for millions to see.
Jon then discovered that he wanted to entertain. In 2015, Gosselin revealed that he wanted to be a full-time DJ and start making money by spinning. However, the gigs didn’t quite add up to the kind of pay needed for him to live. Jon then struck a deal with ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, to waive his child support in order to allow their children to be put back on reality TV. The two agreed, and Kate Plus 8 was born.
Since that time, Jon Gosselin has been very vocal about his strained relationship with his children and his dislike for Kate Gosselin. Jon has done a string of interviews, including appearing on The Steve Harvey Show, where he claimed that he hasn’t seen all of his children together in years.
Jon alleges that Kate doesn’t allow him to see certain children often. When it is his time with the kids, he never knows which of his eight children will be spending the time with him.
“I haven’t seen all of my kids together in about three years. I only get what I get. Whoever comes down the driveway, that’s who I get.”
Gosselin has often spoke about trying to get more legal rights to his children but has revealed he doesn’t have the money to take his former wife to court.
Meanwhile, Kate Gosselin has been keeping herself busy since the divorce. Kate not only resurrected her reality series into Kate Plus 8, but she has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. She also wrote the book I Just Want You to Know along with releasing with her very own cookbook, titled Love Is in the Mix.
The mother of eight got a makeover soon after divorcing Jon Gosselin and has found a passion for running. She rarely speaks of her ex-husband on television or in public, but fans get the sense that there is still a lot of bad blood between the two.
Kate Gosselin also documents her life with her children via social media. Kate gives fans regular updates on what she and her big brood are up to, including recently introducing her fans to the family’s newest additions, two adorable puppies named Mak and Nanuq.
Kate and Jon Gosselin’s lives have taken very different paths since their divorce, but fans seem to be just as interested in the complicated family as they were when the Gosselin kids were little.
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