It seems returning to life away from the reality TV cameras has been hard for former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star Jon Gosselin. In an interview with Star magazine, Jon admits that he’s flat broke and struggling to pay his bills.
The father of eight shared: “I can’t afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tell me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support. I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do — pay child support or rent? I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody.
He says taking the high road hasn’t paid off: “I decided to take the high road and quit reality television and now look, I’m going to end up in jail because I can’t afford to pay child support to Kate who has plenty of money. I’m doing the best I can, but life is so expensive with eight kids!”
Oh boy, I’m sure Kate will have a few responses to these statements. He also slammed Kate for wanting to do a reality dating show to find love. “I think this is completely ridiculous! We have eight children and they need us, she is putting reality TV and dating in front of the kids who need to have their mother. Why not date the old fashioned way? I know I have a lot to be thankful for, but Kate’s need to be famous is not one of them.”
I though these two were finally getting along and doing well. I wonder how Jon lost his job? Perhaps just a casualty of the economy?
What do you think? Should Jon be so bitter about paying child support for his kids? Maybe these two can get another show, depicting their attempts to work together post-divorce to parent their kids.
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