Jon Gosselin probably thought his life would improve after divorcing Kate Gosselin, but unfortunately things have gone from bad to worse for the former reality star. While his ex-wife lives it up in a million-dollar home promoting coupons, it seems the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is so flat broke he is forced to choose between child support and rent!
“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,” Jonconfesses to Star. Jon reportedly owes about $3600 in back child support.
Kate Gosselin will do just about anything to stay in the limelight and that includes proposing a new dating show! I imagine it will be titled ‘See Kate Date’.
The former star of Kate Plus Eight just can’t let go of famewhoring, apparently!
In response to the rumors that she is wrangling for a new series, commedian Jimmy Kimmel created a glimpse of what he thinks Kate‘s new show would entail. Warning: It’s hilarious and probably not all that far from the truth!
So without further ado, please pay attention to Escape From Gosselin Island!
The big rumor last week was that Kate Gosselin might be the next Bachelorettefor the ABC hit dating show. The rumors then grew legs after the higher ups at ABC, including the show’s creator publicly commented on the rumors, saying they would love to have Kate on the show.
Kate’s people however quickly shut down the rumors by issuing a denial. Well now fast forward to a week later and it seems the Kate Plus 8 mom might be open to the idea. When RadarOnline caught up with Kate back home in PA, they asked her about the dating show rumors and her answer or non denial rather was quite telling.
“It’s furious… I really… everybody… they’re just all talking about it and I haven’t said anything,” coyly replied Kate, who then added, “I am lonely and I do need help… and I’m not mean like everyone says I am.”
If she had zero interest in doing a dating show, she would have just answered no right? Funny enough, we blogged last week that Kate would likely sign on for the Bachelorette if the price was right. According to reports, she received $500,000 for her appearance on Dancing With The Stars, and there’s a good chance she could receive double that amount to appear on the Bachelorette.
And the above picture of Kate? Well it was taken this week as she was simply doing some shopping at a local Target and Bed Bath and Beyond in Reading, Pennsylvania. Seems like a certain someone is enjoying her time in the limelight.
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And while the world continues to wonder how the douchebag father of eight does it, Jon is gushing about his new girlfriend, Ellen Ross, in a new interview with UsWeekly.
“We just kind of hit it off, backyard barbecues in Pennsylvania, hanging out, good times,” he said of Ellen whom he met on a blind date. “She knew of me and all that stuff [and still] saw me as a normal person.” The relationship is “really different for me,” he added. “It’s like a comfort zone.”
And when it comes to his relationship with ex-wife Kate, Jon shares the two mostly keep their brief conversations about the kids. “We talk about: ‘Hey, I’m going to be there at 2 p.m. to pick up the kids. Is there gas in the van? Good,'” he explained. “That kind of thing.”
So what does the jobless dad wish to do career wise? “It would be nice to have a job on television again,” he told UsMagazine “I’m not so sure about reality. I’m just exploring my options right now, meeting with certain people about different ideas. I can’t talk about it; you have to stay tuned.”
First an “insider” said the following to Life&Style magazine. “Kate’s working on a deal to do a new reality dating series on ABC,” said the insider. “Kate would love to have someone in her life. She really misses the companionship. She wishes she had a man around to help her out.” The rumors then grew legs when the Bachelor/Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss toldRyan Seacrest that Kate could indeed be the next Bachelorette.
Kate’s people however shut down the rumors, telling EOnline.com that the reports she scored her own dating show on ABC — pairing her with single dads — is “not true.” Hmm, something tells us if the price is right, we will be seeing Kate on the next season of the Bachelorette.