April 25, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Fifteen minutes of fame wasn’t quite enough forÂ Jon & Kate Plus 8 star, Jon Gosselin who is actively seeking another job in television. The father of eight tells TMZ that he would like to find a job in TV, preferably hosting, in order to help him pay his monthly child support fees of $22,000. Keep reading for more details on Jon’s job hunt and his change of heart about custody of his kids…
Jon Gosselin is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his ex-wife (and formerÂ Jon & Kate Plus 8 co-star), Kate Gosselin, to find more work in television. Since the couple’s divorce ended their long-runningÂ TLC reality show, Kate has gone on to land gigs starring in her ownÂ TLC show,Â Kate plus 8, as well asÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars and a new upcoming reality show (also withÂ TLC), Twist of Kate. Her ex-husband on the other hand has not received any offers, but he’s hoping to change that.
“I would like a job in some aspect of TV, probably as a host,”Â Jon told TMZ. TheÂ formerÂ Jon & Kate Plus 8 star says his desire to find a new job has to do with his costly required child support payments. “I just can’t afford the $22,000 a month right now. That is why I’m trying to find a job.”
Jon’s former lawyer, Anthony List recently spoke to TMZ about Kate Gosselin’s self-promotion saying she is “always promoting something…and most of the time it’s herself.Â Dancing With the Stars is just the tip of the iceberg for Kate, as surely there will be many other projects to take its place soon.” His statement enraged Jon who took to Twitter to respond, saying, “He has no legal right to speak to the press or anyone on my behalf.Â Kate, her attorneys and I are moving forward to work out things privately and amicably.”
Jon also insists that it was List who pressured him to file for primary custody of his eight children in the first place. “I never wanted primary custody, he [List] filed for that.Â I only wanted a more flexible custody schedule so I could be with my kids,” Jon says.
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