” he captioned this Instagram photo posted on June 1. It’s not that it’s a consuming life, it is my life. It’s surreal.”Also surreal were some of his past relationships. And that’s how we feel about our conversation with Jon Gosselin.(Photo: Instagram) After all, trying to launch his return to showbiz is an all-consuming gig.“People say, ‘Why don’t you get a 9 to 5? When you do reality, everything is encompassed together. Remember his volatile post-Kate romance with Kate’s plastic surgeon’s daughter, Hailey Glassman? It’s been seven years.”Jon and Hailey Glassman (Photo: Splash News)When we tell Jon we worked with another of his exes, Kate Major, at a different media outlet back when they had their fling in July 2009, he replies, “Oh, my gosh. It wasn’t even…” he trails taken away. Crazy. It happened.”" data-reactid="181"When we point out she’s in a really bad place, he knows all about it. Whatever he felt like saying at the moment, that’s what he was going to say.An hour later, however, we had talked about so much more than his post-reality TV career path, including his kids (one of whom he hasn’t seen in a year and a half), his ex-wife (today marks seven years since they filed for divorce, and the ice hasn’t thawed), his current relationship (which has its troubles), and even tabloid fixtures from the post-Jon & Kate Plus 8 era (remember Hailey Glassman? The recovering reality star, who resides in his hometown of Wyomissing, Pa., gave up everything in June 2009 when he walked away from his unhappy marriage and the lucrative show that documented it all only to then be sued by TLC, the network that aired the hit show, for breach of contract. I don’t have to behave.” DJ Jon Gosselin at your service" data-reactid="31"DJ Jon Gosselin at your service“crushed” it. It means I’m not traveling a lot.” However, “I make more money booking than I do DJ’ing. “It’s the longest job I’ve had after the divorce, and it’s all mine,” he says. “Because I don’t want a camera following me around,” he notes, adding, before he was asked, “And I will never film my kids again. Never ever.” And he’s excited — almost giddy — about the new venture. While he likes the fact that “you run the party; you’re in charge,” he admits that “some people are douchebags and try to start s*** with me. Now I’m just showing people naturally that I’m good person.”Things with Kate aren’t great" data-reactid="83"Things with Kate aren’t great Today marks seven years since Jon and Kate filed for divorce, and all this time later, their relationship is nonexistent.No longer silenced by the settlement terms of the lawsuit, Jon is extremely uncensored. However, he pays his bills booking out other DJs via Embodied Agency, for which he is VP of sales, and he plans to return to the entertainment space in a new career centered around that." data-reactid="32"First things first: his career. Not an entertainment DJ, like the guy that won’t shut up during a bar mitzvah, and not a club DJ, like Calvin Harris, but a maître d’DJ. “I don’t do the club.”) And, yes, he DJ’ed his nephew’s prom last month and “crushed” it. I have security, so it’s like, ‘Hey, buddy, have a nice life.’ It happened a few weeks ago. While he gets a weekly dinner night with the kids per their custody arrangement and has them stay over every other weekend, he only gets four of the eight at a time and has no control over who he sees. Whoever comes through that gate or gets off that [school] bus is who I get.However, he pays his bills booking out other DJs via Embodied Agency, for which he is VP of sales, and he plans to return to the entertainment space in a new career centered around that.“I have my residencies, which pay my bills,” Jon tells Yahoo Celebrity by phone. They picked him up so quick it would make your head spin.”He continues: “But when you know you killed it that night, when you are so spot-on — all your scratching, all your music choices — and the night flew by and the bartenders look at you and give you the wink, that’s a great feeling. Because of that, he hasn’t seen Collin — one of the 12-year-old sextuplets — in a year and a half.“I can’t do anything,” he sighs. Trust me.”He continues, “Now all the secrets are coming out because I’m not afraid to say anything. And Collin is homeschooled, so he doesn’t get off a bus.”Jon says he’s just trying to make the best of the less-than-ideal situation. “I love them all, but I am going to focus on the ones that want to come.Because you know they made money, I made money, and everybody made money. You can’t run from who you are and how people see you. “It’s unfair of her to do that, considering she claims that she does her best for all my kids. My hands are tied.”Jon’s marriage to Kate unraveled in front of our eyes on Jon & Kate Plus 8.
They say, ‘Oh, you did in the beginning.’ Yeah, I was married, bro. ”fired a warning shot at a paparazzo lurking on his property back in 2013, he says, “They trespassed on my property. I didn’t know what they had, so I just kind of protected [myself].” The paps don’t bother him these days. “And good luck with those ratings [for Kate Plus 8] — those .3 ratings.
Now that there are more reality shows, I think people are more understanding. I don’t want to get my kids in trouble, but she pretty much alienates me. He does this…’”The eight" data-reactid="108"Kate shared this photo of the kids in August. I bring them to my charity events if it’s tasteful, no alcohol. Because they go to private school in a different county, all their school friends live in that county.
(Photo: Instagram)“We do all normal stuff,” he says. So I join the public pool and that kind of stuff so they can see [their local] friends.”They like music — all Top 40, including Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
And everybody had a great time and they’re going to come back next week. Now I’m just showing people naturally that I’m good person.”" data-reactid="82"As for why he’d even want to return to showbiz life after being ripped to shreds by the tabs, he says, “The two options are: Follow the entertainment route, the job you’ve been doing for 10 years, or go back to IT. (Photo: TLC)Describing the situation with Kate as “bad right now,” he says he needs “time to go back to court,” but it’s expensive.
That’s the whole point.”Jon & Kate Plus 8], but now they get to know me and talk to me as a real person.”" data-reactid="77"Besides, not everyone tries to start trouble with him. “I didn’t have a connection for a long time,” he says. Meaning they know me [from Jon & Kate Plus 8], but now they get to know me and talk to me as a real person.”‘I know all the s*** people talk about me’" data-reactid="78"‘I know all the s*** people talk about me’Jon doesn’t live in a bubble. He knows there is also a court of public opinion.“People are always like, ‘Oh, I would fight so hard [for a better custody arrangement].’ I’m like, ‘Honey, you don’t have the money to fight that hard. You have no idea.’ All the filings — and I do my own filings, then submit them to a law firm for stamp of approval — I have to pay for that.
An hour later, however, we had talked about so much more than his post-reality TV career path, including his kids (one of whom he hasn’t seen in a year and a half), his ex-wife (today marks seven years since they filed for divorce, and the ice hasn’t thawed), his current relationship (which has its troubles), and even tabloid fixtures from the post-Jon & Kate Plus 8 era (remember Hailey Glassman? “The platform might start off on You Tube, and we’ll see what happens, but I’m sure somebody is going to pick it up as soon as they see my face,” he says.