Kate Gosselin Gets Last Laugh as Ex-Husband Jon Admits He's Now a Waiter (VIDEO)

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Jon Gosselin

Somewhere, Kate Gosselin is having a good laugh. She can't be too upset that her husband, Jon, has been reduced to waiting tables at a restaurant in rural Pennsylvania in order to make a living -- and presumably pay his child support. Kate and Jon used to rake in the big bucks on their highly rated TLC reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, but after their marriage imploded, so did the show. Neither has reclaimed the fame they once had. (Take note, Kardashians.) And now with Jon waiting tables for a living, he admits he has "hit rock bottom."

Jon said it's been "impossible" for him to find better work -- even though he used to be the sales director of a website company and a solar panel construction laborer. Jon has seen hard times since his marriage to Kate and is reportedly behind on his child support, which was $22,000 a month at one point.

I have no idea how a waiter could possibly make child support payments like that. He must get some serious tips! Maybe his customers take pity on him since they know he's a dad to eight kids.

Jon didn't always behave respectfully during his marriage, and faced allegations of cheating, but you kind of have to give him some credit here for now doing an honest day's work. At least he's not putting out a porno (coughOctomomcough), nor even any longer trying to cash in on his long-faded reality show fame. Which would be pretty tough at this point anyway.

In fact, Jon claims to really enjoy the job, which is at a restaurant called Black Dog Cafe. He says:

At first I was nervous because I was like, 'How are people going to react?' 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.'

Asked if he's hit bottom now that's he's bringing bread and water to people's tables, Jon replies that he's "hit rock bottom like 20 times" but keeps "bouncing back."

Plenty of celebrities turn to less glamorous jobs when the fame runs out. Gary Coleman was a security guard at the time of his death. His former costar, Dana Plato, was working at a dry cleaners. There is nothing wrong with doing what you need to do to make a living and keep a roof over your head and food in your kids' mouths.

Now if only Jon would concentrate on being an honest, upstanding person and refrain from breaking into his wife's phone and bank accounts -- as she alleges he did in order to write a tell-all about her.

Anyway, Jon says he doesn't regret anything -- not even Jon & Kate Plus 8. "You learn from your mistakes," he says.

Hey, Jon, just don't screw up my order!

How would you feel if Jon came up and asked, "May I read you our specials?" (Last week it was Maine Lobster, scallops, shrimp, and fresh tarragon butter sauce. YUM.)

Image via Entertainment Tonight

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lilpu... lilpunk77

This article really bothers me. There is nothing wrong with waiting tables. I do it because it is a job that allows me to have more free time to do other things. I consider myself to have 3 full time jobs. I'm a server, I play roller derby (a non profit, charity organization) and I homeschool my kids. If I worked a normal 40 hour a week job, there is no way I could ever do it all. And in the 20 hours a week I work , I make more then my husband each week!

Shandi80 Shandi80

A couple things here. 1.)  I noticed Ms. G hasn't put out a blog on the Stir lately. Was she finally canned?  2.) Jon put up with so much crap from Kate. She was constantly belittling him. Sure she was stressed, and he wasn't perfect either, but the language she used towards him (that we saw) was abusive. Of course that doesn't excuse him from allegedly cheating, breaking into her bank account and whatever else he's been accused of, but it's not as horrible as it would be if they'd had a loving, functional relationship. They appeared to have a decent relationship in their early days but then the evil fame monster moved in.

D.j. Lord

omg!!! he is a waiter!!!  how dare he take an honest job to pay his bills...at least he isnt still crawling around still trying to get on tv like his ex.....come on,stir...stop being so grade school

D.j. Lord

shandi..she was accused of cheating too

Coles... Coles_mom

I'm a bit confused by this article. It says he's supposed to pay $22,000 a month? Is that a typo? There isn't a waiter on this planet that makes that much- and that's not even counting his own expenses of a house, car, etc. My husband makes a pretty healthy income (around $80,000 a year) and when we started the divorce process, his amount to pay me for three kids was $600 a month. I assume Jon is making less than $80,000 per year, but even based on that- with 8 kids- that's only around $1700 to $1800 per month. Did you mean to only say $2,200? Something doesn't make sense...I've seen the millionaire celebrities pay a lot less than that....and we KNOW he's not a millionaire.

mamat... mamatreat

Can I just ask why he has to pay such an obscene amount in child support?  I understand there are 8 children but he hasn't had such a high paying job in years.  And it doesn't cost 22K a month to raise 8 kids.  Kate makes a hell of  a lot of money by doing nothing.  I think its time to have his child support adjusted.

SRTmo... SRTmom6127

"Kate Gosselin Gets Last Laugh" really???? As much as I dislike both Kate and Jon, I have to say I have more respect for someone who is waiting tables to help support himself and his children then someone who is consistently trying to pimp out her family and crying about how broke she is while she possesses a nursing degree and can get a job and earn money for herself. I think Jon's the bigger person here.

Devon Pierce

This article is a little repulsive. It's way more honorable to be working for a living than not, and the implication that Jon is a loser because he's working a real job while Kate does...? is what's wrong with this country.

Tacky, tacky.

amber... amberdotsmom

I've met (or seen really) two well known people in my grocery store -  Both I saw them maybe three different times throughout the store as we ended up in the same aisles.

Jon Gosselin, who came with an entourage and moped around with a pissy bored look on his face even though as far as I saw people stared but nobody actually approached him.  And Whoopi Goldberg, who was shopping alone, looked like any other Saturday morning errand runner and was gracious and polite to the 4 or 5 people I saw approach her.  Maybe he's changed his ways but he was far more the diva than Whoopi was although to my mind she's far more the star.

CAP1015 CAP1015

At least he isn't writing complete lies about his life and trying to find ways to make money without working.  While he has his crosses to bear and was by no means perfect, my God look what he had to deal with and how "real" he has become as Kate continues to morph into some kind of carnival freak.     Like I've said many times before, the losers are the children.  God bless them.

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