JON Gosselin has a new job!
The former TLC reality star is working as a construction worker in Pennsylvania, TMZ reports.
The 33-year-old father of eight and onetime technology worker began work with Green Point Energy earlier this week, where he’s been hard at work installing solar panels on the roof of a storage building.
Jon — who raises eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin — first showed signs of money trouble last April.
“Jon is selling his BMW to raise cash until he gets a job,” an insider said at the time. “He’s hoping to get $25,000 for it.”
Jill Zarin from Real Housewives of New York was apparently one of the people who persuaded Jon to get out in the real world.
“Jon is very close with Jill Zarin from Real Housewives of New York,” a source said in December.
“It was Jill who told Jon to stay out of the spotlight and get himself a real job. Fame is fun but doesn’t pay the bills.
“Jon is in a great place. He is happy and knows what a fool he made of himself after his split from Kate.
“He has been getting a lot of TV offers, including interest from Dancing With the Stars, and has turned them all down. If he never sees a TV camera again in his life it will be too soon.”
Recent reports claimed Kate is suing Jon for $125,000 in back child support.
“She makes several million dollars a year and has free things thrown at her and the kids — if anything, she should be paying Jon child support!” a source told In Touch Weekly magazine.
“It is a shock to everyone that she still insists Jon pay her money, when his focus needs to be on providing what he can for the kids during his custody.
“Her attempts to sue Jon are just ways she tries to control everything around her because she’s still angry about their failed marriage.
“Kate is so cheap, at least when it comes to the kids: She has TLC pay for their food, clothes and travel on days they film.
“She’s frugal when it comes to the kids, but she has no qualms about spending money on herself.
“Jon’s paid back $80,000 this year so far and the court ordered him to pay around $22,000 a month.
“That amount was based on his potential earning, which has changed so much since TLC has limited the amount of media work he can do — and that’s how Jon was making his living. Before their series ended, they both were making hundreds of thousands of dollars on appearances and media deals. Between the two of them, they must have made millions. But they spent the money as fast as they earned it.”[imagebrowser id=982]
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