November 14, 2013 11:30 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
We find it interesting that, just a few months after he claimed to prefer life away from the public eye, Jon Gosselin is back for another shot at reality television. The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star will work through relationship issues with his current girlfriend, Liz Janetta on VH1′s Couples Therapy. But is he really interested in fixing his relationship — or is it all about the money?
Viewers can safely assume that all of the celebs on the new Couples Therapy cast list are primarily there for the financial benefits. But we also like to think that other factors influenced their decision to join the show. For example, Farrah Abraham wants to carve out a new niche, far away from the realm of adult entertainment. And Taylor Armstrong is still working through issues related to her abusive relationship with Russell — not to mention lingering grief over his suicide.
But what about Jon Gosselin? Obviously, there’s still some ill will towards Kate, but he can’t really work through that if his sessions with Dr. Jenn Berman also involve new girlfriend Liz Janetta. And at any rate, based on a series of interviews he gave earlier this year, Jon’s supposed to be enjoying life as a maitre d’ — and doing his best to avoid spending time in the public eye. So much for that!
A source for Radar Online claims that Jon Gosselin’s Couples Therapy tenure is all about the paycheck. And that’s why, initially, he hoped that ex Hailey Glassman would join the cast, as opposed to current flame Liz. “Jon reached out to Hailey a few months ago with a ‘lucrative opportunity’ if she’d just, as he put it, pretend to date him again…he was desperate and it showed.”
Unfortunately for Jon, Hailey expressed absolutely no interest in the ‘lucrative opportunity,’ and so, he was forced to go with plan B: Liz Janetta.
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