Jon Gosselin is hard up these days. He has no $ left from his run on ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8,’ and is having to live the simple life like the rest of us.
It’s been four years since Jon and his then-wife Kate Gosselin were on one of TLC’s most loved shows. Now he’s living in a simple cabin in the woods, and working as a waiter at Black Dog, a restaurant in Beckersville, PA.
“At first I was nervous because I was like ‘How are people going to react?’” Gosselin admitted to ET. “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.’”
Jon says that his notoriety from the high-profile show made it virtually impossible for him to get a job. Their ugly divorce in 2009 brought an abrupt end to their TLC show.
“I don’t have a relationship with Kate. There is no relationship. Text and email. That’s it,” Gosselin told “E.T.’s” Brook Anderson. He went on to say that when it’s his turn to have the kids, “the nanny comes out and I exchange the kids at her gate or at the bus stop I don’t physically see her.”
He also admitted that he doesn’t pay any child support to Kate. “[Kate and I] both support [the children] financially because she takes care of school and all that stuff, but I take care of the exact same things she takes care of,” he said. “I buy their own groceries. They have their own groceries at my house, their own bedrooms, their own stuff. It’s doubled.”
“I’ve hit rock bottom like 20 times, and then I bounce back again,” he told “ET.” “I don’t regret anything,” he said in the interview shown Wednesday night. “You learn from your mistakes. That’s what builds you to who you are today.”