Jon Gosselin Waits Tables, Lives in Cabin With No TV
Nearly four years after his divorce from Kate Gosselin was finalized, Jon Gosselin has dramatically changed his lifestyle. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the dad of eight and former reality TV star revealed that he's currently working as a waiter at Black Dog restaurant in Beckersville, Pennsylvania.
"At first I was nervous because I was like, 'How are people going to react?'" Gosselin, 36, said of taking the job. "But then I'm thinking, 'Well it's fun and I get to talk to people.' And they technically already know me . . . they're like 'Are you the guy?' I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm the guy.'"
"Are you struggling to make ends meet?" ET's Brooke Anderson asked.
"No, I don't know why people said that," said the on-time Jon & Kate Plus 8 star. "They said it because I'm waiting tables, which is really disgusting to think that because you wait tables . . . or don't have an 8 to 5 job that you're [not] making ends meet." But Gosselin said it has been "next to nearly impossible to find work" since Jon & Kate Plus 8, his family reality show on TLC, came to an end in 2011.
Since his 2009 divorce from Kate, 38, Gosselin has moved out of the $1.3 million home in Wernersville, Penn. and into a cabin in the woods with no TV or internet. "I've hit rock bottom like 20 times and then I just bounce back and go somewhere else," he explained.
Shortly after his divorce, Gosselin made headlines for his relationships with other women and partying ways. "I was living the high life because everyone was paying for it," he said. "And I had to earn income for my legal fees."
Gosselin added that he still parties now, but "on a different level." He also said that he doesn't regret appearing on reality TV because "you learn from your mistakes."