Jon Gosselin is no longer living the high life at the expense of full exposure and damage to his children. Entertainment Tonight reports that he is now waiting tables and living the simple life in a cabin in Pennsylvania, a far cry from dwelling in the $1.3 Million dollar home he had while filming the ridiculously popular reality show Jon & Kate plus 8.
Jon says his circumstances are due to the near impossibilty of finding employment after his messy divorce and the implosion of his reality show. He now serves the locals at a restaurant called Black Dog. Jon tells ET's Brooke Anderson,
"At first I was nervous because I was like, 'How are people going to react?'," explains Jon of his initial hesitancy to take the job. "But then I'm thinking, 'Well it's fun and I get to talk to people.' And they technically already know me … they're like 'Are you the guy?' I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm the guy.'"
With the dramatic drop in the income he earns Black Dog from his previous situation, Jon lives without some creature comforts like internet and television. Though he's hit rock bottom "about 20 times" since his high-profile split from wife, Kate, he says he is happy and trying to make the most of what he's got.
"I [party] now on a different level," he tells ET.
However, Jon tells ET he has no regrets about signing up for "Jon and Kate". He said, "I don't regret anything. You learn from your mistakes. That's what builds you to who you are today."
Jon reportedly has zero relationship with his ex-wife Kate Gosselin who he does not pay child support to.
"[Kate and I] both support [the children] financially because she takes care of school and all that stuff, but I take care of the exact same things she takes care of," he said. "I buy their own groceries. They have their own groceries at my house, their own bedrooms, their own stuff. It's doubled."
"I don't have a relationship with Kate. There is no relationship. Text and email. That's it," Gosselin told Anderson, noting that it's been that way for four years. The two don't even cross paths when Gosselin goes to pick up their children. "The nanny comes out and I exchange the kids at her gate or at the bus stop," he explained. "I don't physically see her."