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March 16, 2020

Jon Gosselin's Life after 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Including His Part-Time Work at TGI Friday's

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"Jon & Kate Plus 8" star, Jon Gosselin, had a showbiz career that centered on his family life and the amazing birth of his sextuplets.

Being an IT analyst, a construction worker, and a TV personality, it is safe to say Jonathan Gosselin has a versatile career path. 

The showbiz star first shot into the limelight after he and his wife became parents of sextuplets. They landed their first reality show gig titled "Surviving Sextuplets and Twins." Eventually, they went on to own their show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which aired on TLC.

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Jon and Kate were famous multiple birth parents with a set of sextuplets and twins; they gathered recognition and became fans' favorite with time. However, their syndicated family show came to an end after Jon and Kate Gosselin ended their marriage.

In 2013, Kate Gosselin came up with allegations against her ex-partner, where she claimed that Jon hacked into her personal computer to get information about her.

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JON AFTER "JON & KATE PLUS 8"

After the family's show stopped airing, Jon Gosselin has been involved in what can be considered odd jobs, and this raised the curiosity of fans and paparazzi.

It all started when he was spotted and photographed working in the kitchen of TGIF restaurant. After the video made its way to the internet, Gosselin faced criticism, but he was quite ready for trolls.

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According to ET Online, the TV personality openly defended his restaurant job while claiming to love cooking. He told the news outlet:

"Why can't I work at a restaurant? I like to cook. My buddy needed help, so I said OK, why not."

It may seem that the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" alum is struggling to make ends meet, but he revealed to US Weekly that his income from the TGI Friday job goes to Charity.

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The owner of the restaurant, Scott Trompeter, who is also Jon's friend, attested to this as he made it known that the former reality star was helping him out. He told Us Weekly:

"He does a great job for me. He comes in and works and does the prep, and he donates his paycheck every week."

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Daily News shares that after the photo of him working at the eatery's kitchen got leaked, the dad-of-eight decided to quit working at TGIF. This, he said, was due to his lack of trust following the leaked information on his side job.

IS JON NOW A HANDYMAN?

TMZ once gathered that the Gosselin patriarch was photographed wearing overalls and a hard hat.

This was no costume as the news site made it known that he landed a job with Green Pointe Energy, which required him to fix solar panels in a storage facility.

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DJ JON GOSSELIN

Vice reports that a 2019 ad for "Chilli's Grill & Bar" displayed a celebration for the annual Cinco De Mayo celebration, which was powered by DJ Jon Gosselin.

After landing odd jobs as a waiter, a solar panel installer, and a construction worker, Jon decided on a DJ-ing job. Once speaking to People about his music job, Gosselin eagerly shared tidbits about what he does.

From playing the 50's and 80's hit tracks to bringing his audience back to the present, the reality personality made it known that he was able to carry party rockers along.

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LIFE AFTER KATE & JON'S DIVORCE 

In touch Weekly reports that one detail about the family' s reality show is that after their divorce, Kate simply dropped her ex-husband's part of the reality TV and focused on her and the Gosselin kids. The show was renamed "Kate Plus 8."

Things between Jon and Kate haven't precisely been amicable as they got into custody battles and issues on parenting methods.

In 2018, the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" stars got into a custody battle, which suggested that Jon make finances available for his brood, but he could not handle the significant expenses.

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His girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, stepped in and helped him open a GoFundMe account, which stated that fame and fortune do not always go hand in hand, and Jon was an example.

Following the Gosselin divorce in 2009, Jon struggled with keeping up with his kids. During an interview in 2016, the celebrity dad revealed to Yahoo that he had a strained relationship with the Gosselin kids.

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His relationship with Kate was nothing to write home about as he admitted that they hardly spoke to each other, and Kate did not stick to the end of the custody bargain.

According to Pop Culture, Kate and Jon's divorce stemmed from cheating allegations. The two continuously got involved in social media disputes. 

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In 2013, Kate Gosselin came up with allegations against her ex-partner, where she claimed that Jon hacked into her personal computer to get information about her.

The charges were later dropped. As of the last news about the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" stars, Jon is dating Colleen Conrad while Kate's romantic status is not clear.

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