It looks like Jon Gosselin is unlucky in love once again!
Jon has announced that he and his girlfriend Ellen Ross have decided to go their separate ways, while a source claims it was Ellen’s lack of enthusiasm for being in the spotlight that inevitably led to their split.
“Recently, after much thought and discussion, Ellen and I have decided to end our relationship. It was a mutual decision and we are both happy and remain best friends. We both plan to move forward and focus on our separate lives. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.” Jon tweeted.
“Ellen didn’t like the media attention and other things that came with the relationship,” a source close to the couple divulged. “That’s one of the main reasons they broke up.”
We’re doing Twitter announcements to tell people that you’re single now? -_-
Jon Gosselin waved his white flag and departed from the reality television spotlight quite some time ago, and now that his ex-wife Kate‘s show has run its course, he has some sound advice for the former Kate Plus 8 star: get back to a normal lifestyle.
In an interview with RumorFix, Jon says:
“Reality TV is not a career. Get back to a normal life – a simple life.”
Following TLC’s cancelation of her Kate Plus 8, the reality star told PEOPLE she’s “freaking out” about providing for her eight kids.
Jon, who says that he continues to pay child support and sees his kids “a lot,” isn’t worried.
“Things will work out the way they should work out,” he said. “Obviously, there are families out there that have several kids – people work normal jobs, and things work out.”
As for concerns that Kate might not be able to keep her farmhouse in Pennsylvania where she and the children reside, Jon responded: “I don’t have a farm on 24 acres and the kids seem to have a great time at my house.”
Jon, whose divorce from Kate played out on TV in 2009, says he’s given up his reality career and is leading a simple life, working as a computer support engineer.
“I go to work every day and provide for my family,” he said. “I spend time with my kids – spend time on the weekends … and enjoy a normal lifestyle.”
Jon Gosselin has been preaching for quite some time that he wanted to quit the public life – for a more regular, normal life. Instead of being paid to appear on TV, he yearned for a 9-5 job. Life & Style reported yesterday that Jon had left the public eye for good – and had taken a regular 9-5 job in marketing.
But – he wasn’t a fan of “normal”, Jon has already handed in his resignation.
RumorFix.com reports that Gosselin has already left the office for good — in part because of the kids. “It involved too much travel for him,” says a source. “[Jon] needed to be near his eight kids, that’s why it didn’t work out.”