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 told Ryan 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.