New Interview: Jon Gosselin Just Wants His Kids To Have ‘A Normal Life’
We haven’t seen or heard from Jon Gosselin, 34, in a long time, but now the former reality star has decided to open up about his life after Kate Gosselin and the show that took over their family: “I believe that everything that happened to my family — it was all for a reason.” Do you agree, Gosselin followers?
“I really don’t miss anything about the reality TV life, to be honest,” Jon tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. “It just wasn’t for me. I learned a lot from it and now I’m working really, really hard to secure a great future for my family as a normal person.”
Jon is currently working a 9-to-5 job (with extra hours thrown in) as a member of a company that installs solar farms, while his ex-wife Kate, 36, remains in the media spotlight with her TLC show Kate Plus 8.
“It’s nice to have a private life again and not have everyone know every little detail of my life,” Jon admits. “I love everything about my life now. I love Ellen [Ross, his girlfriend of over a year]. I love being with my kids. I just love being normal.”
Jon says although it seems like Kate’s always dragging the kids across the country and around the world, he gets to see them a lot — remember they are his kids too!
“It’s not like there on the other side of the planet 24/7. I talk to them every day,” Jon says. “Even when I did see them every day, it was hard to be away from then for even a little while. But I know the best thing I can do is go to work, get my paycheck and build a normal life for them when they come off TV.”
But it’s strange to think that the eight little Gosselins — 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 7-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Colin, Joel, Hannah, Leah and Alexis — might not be on TV anymore. Although, in Jon’s eyes, that would be the best thing.
“My concerns for them are the same as any parent’s,” he says. “I hope they grow up and learn normal things. I hope that I instill enough parental advice in them that they do make the right decisions. I feel it’s best that I do what my own parents have done and raise them as normal children.” As they are normal children!
Do you think Jon has the right idea or should he let his kids live out there — or shall we say Kate’s — TV dreams?