In the past few years, Jon Gosselin has kept a relatively low profile. The former TLC reality star, 38, made a rare public appearance on The Steve Harvey Show for a special “Where Are They Now?” segment, where he gave insight into his messy 2009 split from the mother of his eight children, Kate Gosselin.
“We knew we were going to get divorced and then the network tried to keep us together for the benefit of the show. So I quit,” Jon revealed during the interview, which aired on Monday, January 25. “I said, ‘I’m not having my divorce filmed. I’m not having it aired out for the public’s consumption. And I’m not having reruns so my children can keep on watching the demise of their parents.’”
The show went from Jon & Kate Plus 8 to simply Kate Plus 8, and Jon claims TLC paid for his ex-wife’s divorce attorneys after their 10-year marriage ended. (A production source denies the network footed the bill.)
“I just took a moral stance versus a business stance. I lost everything,” he added. “I lost all my money. I lost everything. The network sided with my ex-wife.”
In another clip from the segment, Jon revealed how often he gets to actually spend time with his children.
“I haven’t seen all of my kids together in about three years,” he told Harvey. “I only get what I get. Whoever comes down the driveway, that’s who I get.”
Jon and Kate are the parents of 15-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and 11-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel.
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