New Interview: Jon Gosselin Just Wants His Kids To Have 'A Normal Life'

Wed, May 11, 2011 3:31pm EDT by 61 Comments

SplashNews.comCan you blame him? Jon may be living a normal life, but his eight Gosselettes are still working kids! Here’s what he has to say.

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?

Jon is currently working a 9-to-5 job (with extra hours thrown in) as a member of a company that installs solar farms, in order to provide for and insure that his kids — 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 7-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Colin, Joel, Hannah, Leah and Alexis — have a full life post reality stardom. Meanwhile his ex-wife Kate, 36, is still pushing them to film their TLC show Kate Plus 8 — the kids are basically providing for the family!

“My concerns for them are the same as any parent’s,” he tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. “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!

“I love everything about my life now,” he says, “I love being with my kids. I just love being normal.”

And although it seems like Kate’s always dragging the kids across the country and around the world, Jon admits that 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.”

It’s strange to think that the eight little Gosselins might not be on TV anymore — what would Kate do? — but, in Jon’s eyes, that would be the best thing.

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?

–Leigh Blickley

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