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!

Oh dear…

“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,” Jon confesses to Star. Jon reportedly owes about $3600 in back 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,” Jon laments.

Jon fought to keep his children out of the spotlight and left reality TV to work a “normal” job. He seems happier overall – except for the financial issues. And he doesn’t think Kate should be demanding him to cough up money for their brood.

“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,” Jon added. “I’m doing the best I can, but life is so expensive with eight kids!”

Kate has also publicly worried about money and stressed the need to find a lucrative – aka television – job to support her children and her hair care.

As for Kate‘s newest idea to get herself back in the spotlight she’s pitched a dating show, which Jimmy Kimmel famously spoofed.  So what does Jon think of his wife’s latest TV aspiration?

“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,” he snapped. “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,” Jon explained. Jon is currently dating a divorced mom of three. She has never appeared on a reality show.

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