Jon Gosselin and his wife Kate Gosselin rose to fame with their TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”
The show followed the couple as they raised twin daughters and sextuplets.
As viewers saw on the show it was stressful for the couple to raise 8 children, and often we saw tension in their marriage.
In June 2009, the couple announced their were divorcing. Their divorce and custody battle was made public due to allegations of infidelity along child abuse.
As years passed, fans started to feel sympathy for Jon as they learned about Kate’s true colors.
So let’s take a look at what the father of 8 has been up to since his divorce from Kate.
After their divorce, the couple continued to remain in the public spotlight. Both Jon and Kate have appeared on talk shows explaining their side of the story when it comes to their divorce and custody battle.
Kate continues to be a reality TV star thanks to her spinoff show “Kate Plus Eight.”
As for Jon, except for the occasional public appearance, he tends to try to stay out of the spotlight. He’s quit reality television and instead prefers to live a normal life at his home in Pennsylvania.
Even though Jon is a father of eight, he has custody of two of his children.
Collin and Hannah, two of the sextuplets live with their father. Jon gained custody of Hannah after the teen girl requested that she wanted to live with her dad. An arrangement was made between him and Kate to let Hannah life with him full-time.
In 2019, Jon filed for and received custody of his son Collin. Jon’s custody request came when he learned that Kate had their son institutionalized for behavioral problems. Jon worried about the care Collin was receiving in the hospital and felt the boy would be better off living with him. A judge granted Jon his request after Kate and her attorneys failed to show up for court.
These days Jon loves having Collin and Hannah living with him, and often posts photos of their adventures together.
As for his other children, Jon has admitted he doesn’t have much of a relationship with them but hopes that with enough time the kids will want to see him.
When Jon and Kate announced their divorce in 2009, photos surfaced of him with a younger woman. That girl happened to be Hailey Glassman, the daughter of Kate’s plastic surgeon.
Jon denied having an affair, saying the relationship started after he and Kate separated.
Jon and Hailey’s relationship ended shortly after his divorce. Since then his personal life has been kind of quiet, but now he’s got a new woman in his life.
Since 2014, Jon has been in a relationship with Colleen Conrad. The two appear very much in love as they attend sporting events, and host dinners with their children.
While filming Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon worked as an IT analyst. Yet, midway through the show’s run, he quit his job so he can focus on filming the series.
After his divorce, Jon’s reality show career came to an end. He then went back to work to earn money to support his kids. He briefly worked as a waiter, then a roofer.
These days to earn a living, Jon works as a DJ. He often books gigs at parties and clubs around his hometown. Jon seems to love his new gig as he provides him with plenty of money and more time to spend with his kids.