From ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ to a table for eight! Jon Gosselin is getting a taste of the food service industry after ending his long-running stint on reality television. The doting dad now works at T.G.I. Friday’s — yes, the restaurant. HollywoodLife.com has the scoop on his new career path, here.
Jon Gosselin, 39, now works as a cook for the Lancaster, Pennsylvania location of T.G.I. Friday’s, according to TMZ. The former TLC reality star has been keeping a low-profile for some time now, but the news site discovered he now works long hours, prepping family-size meals for the chain restaurant. He does look pretty happy in the photo, however, which was shared on July 20 and shows the father-of-eight smiling alongside his co-workers while wearing their all-black attire with the iconic logo.
The best part of his gig is that he gets to DJ once a month, which has been his true passion. Jon recently explained why he took this job, saying that it had nothing to do with being low on funds. “I took the job at Friday’s because my friend needed help in the kitchen for the sauté line,” he revealed to E! News.
“I’ve always been passionate about cooking, and I ended up donating that paycheck to various children’s charities in my area.” He continued, “For the first time in a long time, it was a job that I had that wasn’t about what was good for Jon. I was helping someone else and it felt good.” He explained that this position also allows him to pursue his dream, so he plans to stay around as long as his “professional schedule” permits.
The reality star has definitely come a long way since his stint on Couples Therapy, where he discussed his highly-publicized divorce with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, in 2014. He’s since found love with Colleen Conrad, having posted a short while ago that the pair is still “happy” and “together.”
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked to see Jon Gosselin working at T.G.I. Friday’s or glad to see him providing for his family? Let us know!