Once upon a time, Jon Gosselin was just a regular dad, struggling to raise eight kids with his wife, Kate, in suburban Pennsylvania. And then the camera crew arrived. But almost two years after he was dropped from the show, Jon has said goodbye to his old club-hopping, player persona and has gotten a real job installing solar farms.
In an exclusive interview, Jon tells In Touch how losing it all was the best thing that has ever happened to him. “I really don’t miss anything about the reality TV life, to be honest. It just wasn’t for me.”
Jon, 34, works a full day to secure a great future for his family. He enjoys his job and his private life out of the public eye. And although his kids are still on TV, Jon knows the best thing he can do is go to work, get his paycheck and build a normal life for them once the spotlight fades.
Meanwhile, Jon isn’t missing the money and the glamour and loves everything about his life now: girlfriend Ellen, being with his kids and just being normal. “I’ve basically just kind of reinvented my life all over again,” he says. “I just want to give this new life of mine a huge shot and I want to stick with it. I really want to say that this is my last interview.”