Jon Gosselin: “This is my last interview. I value my privacy”

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Poor dumbass Jon Gosselin. He got badgered and yelled at by his domineering wife then hit back by passive aggressively sleeping with every 20-something dumb enough to fall for his puppy dog act. Then when he got a divorce and no one wanted him on TV he tried to say that his kids shouldn’t star on their reality show, either. It would have been a noble thing to do if it seemed like he was doing it for the right reasons and not out of spitte. He went through strings of girlfriends (a teacher, a nanny, his wife’s plastic surgeon’s daughter, and a tabloid reporter to name a few), took them to Cannes and to Sundance, and wore John Hardy t-shirts like they were or ever would be, in style. Now he’s been forced to get a real job to make ends meet despite calling himself the most photographed person on the planet and declaring that it was impossible for him to work a “normal job with “no responsibilities.”

So you’ll understand why I think it’s hysterical that Jon did his “last interview” with In Touch, all about how he is finally a productive member of society and values his “privacy.” You know he would do a reality show with his new girlfriend in a heartbeat.

How have things been since you left the sportlight?
I really don’t miss anything about the reality TV life, to be honest. 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.

Does that mean you’re working a typical 9-to-5?
I usually get up at 5:30 am and work until the sun goes down.

What do you do?
My company installs solar farms. I went to school for industrial technology, so it’s right up my alley and I love it. It’s nice to have a private life again and not have everyone know every little detail of my life.

But your kids are still on TV. Do you worry about them?
My concerns for them are the same as any parent’s. I hope they grow up and learn normal things. I hope 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…

Has divorce changed you?
It’s changed me for the better. I know who I am now. I was very young when I got married, and then certain things happened, and I’m a much stronger person than I was. I’m much more independent.

Do you and Kate have a good relationship these days?
I can’t discuss that. I really can’t.

Have you kept up with her career?
That’s her life. I don’t really have anything to say about it. And as soon as I left TV, I stopped watching everything.

You’ve been involved with your girlfriend, Ellen, for over a year. How is she different from Kate?
I think it’s reassuring to find someone who doesn’t want the spotlight and is able to ignore gossip and rumors. I think we complement each other very well.

More on Ellen
I’m very happy and in love! We don’t argue over anything. She loves my kids and is always there to help me. We have open lines of communication. We tell each other everything…

Would you ever consider going back to TV?
I don’t have plans to go back to TB in the future. I really, really enjoy my job and my privacy. I’m doing the best I can, getting along with people I work with and I’ve made great new friends. I’ve basically just kind of reinvented my life all over again. I just want to give this new life of mine a huge shot and I want to stick with it. I really want to say that this is my last interview.

[From In Touch, print edition, May 23, 2011]

Remember when Jon called Hailey Glassman his soulmate and then turned around and “borrowed” $90,000 from her without paying it back, ultimately trashing the apartment they shared and trying to blame it on her? I’m surprised this latest relationship hasn’t flamed out similarly. Anyone would would consider dating this fool after how well his M.O. has been documented deserves exactly what they get. That’s without even considering that he’s unattractive, although he has lost weight thanks to his new job. He probably still smokes like a chimney too. What a catch.

Park photo credit: Antonio Gabriel, In Touch Weekly. Jon Gosselin is also shown on 6/16/10 and 11/29/10. Credit: Fame and WENN

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  1. Amea says:

    “I think it’s reassuring to find someone who doesn’t want the spotlight and is able to ignore gossip and rumors.”

    No matter how dumb this man acts, you can’t argue with that. At least he knows better than to date a famewhore

  2. kelbear says:

    In the bottom picture he looks like that man who had a baby.

  3. Nanea says:

    His last interview for how long?

    Will he rethink valuing his privacy when no one cares about him any longer?

  4. OXA says:

    He also said that he wants his kids off tv and to have a normal life.

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    In answer to his questions in the interview (not Kaiser’s article), I will translate. Here we go:

    “I really miss the spotlight but no one will touch me with a ten-foot boom-mike.”

    “I value my privacy, but not if there are cameras, microphones, and a paycheck!”

    “Of course I’m not working 9 – 5…I have 8 kids! I’m working whenever I can.” (HA!)

    “I do whatever they tell me to. Basically, I’m a paid labourer. As usual.”

    “I do what my parents did, and you can see how spectacular I turned out!” (This should be fun!)

    “Yes. I’m able to wave my douche-flag freely, without (much) judgement.”

    “There ARE restraining orders in place…I’m not legally allowed to comment on that.”

    “Ellen is a doormat. She freely accepts that I am an asshat, and loves me all the more for it.”

    “I would consider (snicker*snort) going back to TV – IF the PAYOUT was acceptable to me, in all my Hardy glory.”

  6. Quest says:

    Only if this was true and when pigs fly.

  7. Celebitchy says:

    @kelbear apparently he’s hung like that dude too.

  8. Whatever says:

    I call bullshit on this. He’s been out of the spotlight for at least 6 months or more, so if he “values his privacy” then why the interview? Bank account running low? He’s still an attention seeking douche.

  9. Duh says:

    This is his last interview, riiiight, reminds me of when Michael Lohan said he wasn’t going to talk about Lindsay anymore. I’m sick of all these so-called “reality stars.”

  10. dorothy says:

    Thank god. Now it that batty ex-wife of his would get a clue and go away.

  11. Anastasia says:

    I think you’re being a bit hard on the guy. First of all Kate said on camera multiple times that if ANYONE in the family wanted the show to stop for any reason, it would.

    Well, he wanted the show to stop. He knew it was a sham, and their marriage was a sham and he wanted it stopped.

    Guess what he got for his trouble? A LOT of trouble from Kate and TLC. She broke her word, did not agree to stop the show and wanted the gravy train to go on, with or without him. She’d rather destroy her kids’ family than lose that show.

    He did go through a cringe-worthy rebellious period, I think due to being so under her thumb for so long.

    But for the past year or so, he’s been quietly working, taking care of the kids when he’s allowed to have them, and trying to re-build his life. He’s not the one traipsing the kids all over the globe and barking orders at them for a camera crew.

    At least he’s working an honest job and trying to get his kids off TV so they can have a halfway normal life.

    She, on the other hand, is perfectly happy to continue exploiting her eight little ATMs as long as she possibly can.

    Pick on his looks all you want, I say he’s the better of the two parents of those kids.

  12. Rog says:

    “What a catch.”

    Didn’t one of his string of temporary girlfriends also publicly disclose the fact that he has an ineffective two-inch penis and the amazing sexual prowess that goes along with it? Publicly confirmed by at least one of his other girlfriends?

    I seem to recall interviews featuring some fairly descriptive remarks that basically boiled-down, “Is it in yet, Jon?”

  13. NancyMan says:

    So long- please don’t write…

    Got room in your shopping cart for that ass of a former wife?

  14. Dorothy says:

    If he wanted to live a private life, he would just do it WITHOUT the interview; he would just fade into obscurity.

    I believe he has made peace with the fact that his 15 minutes of fame has long been extended and gone; that no one really cares (except Mag Rags that need a news story on a slow day) and that his hands are tied and his voice can not longer be heard (or be sued for breaking an agreement).

    I have seen folks in this industry who thought they were the cat’s meow and the second coming of Jesus, come and go with their tail and ego between their legs.

    People are wondering when his ex will remove herself from her planet and get a clue, trust me; it will happen sooner than you think! :-(

  15. bluhare says:

    I think you’re a bit hard on him as well. WHile I don’t dispute that a reality show offer with a nice ka-ching! to it might be more than he could resist, I also think he might have actually learnt something from his post divorce life. Maybe I’m just being overly rainbows and unicorn here (THAT would be a first!), but I believe him. He just got mowed down by his exwife and TLC’s juggernaut which probably gave him a real sobering dose of reality real fast. Plus his kids always look really happy to see him and that’s what counts.

  16. judyjudy says:

    I can’t believe I’m going to comment about this, but I believe him. He didn’t want to be on the show anymore, and even said so on the show, but his wife was smug and said something like “we have to work that out but basically he’s not getting what he wants.”

    I agree this guy is a bafoon in a lot of ways but I wish we could reverse the roles and consider how this would look if he were the woman and Kate were the man. If a man treated a woman and his children the way Kate treated Jon and treats her children would we be so forgiving? We’d give her high-fives for leaving and dating younger men and we would forgive her for a few mistakes she made with partying and poor fashion choices. If Kate Gosselin were a man the public would have stoned her and thrown her in the river by now.

  17. original kate says:

    i had forgotten this bloated pufferfish even existed! why, why is he in the news again, and when will he go away and take his hideous ex-wife with him?

  18. Faye says:

    Oh, I’d forgotten about him. So if this is truly his last interview, then he will achieve his goal of getting out of the “spotlight.”

    Honestly, I hope that he’s being truthful here. I hope that he’s found something he’s happy doing and he’s going to try to be a good father, whatever might have happened in the past. That’s what will be best for the children.

  19. Anastasia says:

    I follow him on twitter (it’s a private feed) and he literally never mentions Kate, the show, the media, nothing like that. And he doesn’t share any information about his kids, which I like.

  20. anne_000 says:

    it’s prolly not his “last interview,” since things will come up in the future (esp. w/ 8 kids & a wife who keeps bashing him publicly on a regular basis)that he will feel a need to respond to & ‘clarify.’ so i dont know if he’s being realistic about this.

    regardless, out of the 2 of them, he’s the sane & stable parent. while kate is off by herself to the kentucky derby & other places spending up as much $ as possible on things that have no money-back value (hair, makeup, plastic surgery, clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc.), it’s jon who will probably be more attentive to his kids’ future well-being.

    anyways, i think he went thru a period of madness after a long period of frustration, but now has found himself in a better place. hope he keeps it up.

  21. anne_000 says:

    it’s prolly not his “last interview,” since things will come up in the future that he will feel a need to respond to & ‘clarify’ – especially w/ 8 kids & a wife who keeps bashing him publicly on a regular basis. so i dont know if he’s being realistic about this.

    regardless, out of the 2 of them, he’s the sane & stable parent. while kate is off by herself to the kentucky derby & other places spending up as much $ as possible on things that have no money-back value (hair, makeup, plastic surgery, clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc.), it’s jon who will probably be more attentive to his kids’ future well-being.

    anyways, i think he went thru a period of madness after a long period of frustration, but now has found himself in a better place. hope he keeps it up.

  22. wunderkindt says:

    He had 15 min. of fame and couldnt handle it well or even make it last, so the solar panel biz is a much better option for him.

    But ‘normal’ life? How is having 8 kids growing up on TV ever going to be ‘normal’?

    Now he’ll have someone help him ghostwrite a book about his ‘journey’.
    That’s prolly the real reason he’s giving his ‘last interveiw’. . . Expect something to follow.

  23. anyhoo says:

    I agree with Anastasia and Co.

    He NEVER wanted those kids on TV and said is numerous times. He was just trying to keep the peace with his monster wife and look where that got him.

    Every time he tried to get those kids off TV look what happened. The first time, his wife kicks him out. The second time, he gets sued by TLC and banned from talking about anything.

  24. Amanda G says:

    I think the guy is an idiot, but I also think he was very lost and angry for a long time. He was a good dad though…when Kate would let him be. I believe that he didn’t want to be a reality tv star either, but he went along with it because of Kate, the kids and he was young/lazy. I think Kate was always the media whore. I will never feel sorry for he so-called money troubles. After they bought that huge house/farm for over a million dollars I stopped watching. Don’t complain about money and then live in an unnecessary million dollar house.

  25. louise says:

    He values his privacy so much he does an interview? I haven’t heard about Jon in months so I don’t see the point in doing an interview to announce no more interviews.

  26. Ruffian9 says:

    Well, John, I value never again seeing your bloated face on my monitor.