Jon Gosselin: I don't pay child support for my eight kids anymore
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/20/2013
Jon Gosselin has revealed he's done paying child support for his eight children.
"I don't pay child support anymore. It's a mutually agreed upon situation that there's no more support," Gosselin toldEntertainment Tonight.
"But [ex-wife Kate Gosselin and I] both support them financially because she takes care of school and all that stuff, but I take care of the exact same things that she takes care of. I buy their own groceries. They have their own clothes at my house, their own bedrooms, their own stuff. It's doubled."
The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars have 12-year-old twins and nine-year-old sextuplets together. However, Jon said he doesn't have any real contact with Kate anymore.
"Do I see Kate? Not really. No. I don't see her. The nanny comes out and I exchange the kids at her gate or at the bus stop or wherever," Jon explained. "I don't physically see her. I don't have a relationship with Kate. There is no relationship."
Jon, 36, decided to quit filming the couple's reality show in 2009 when his marriage was crumbling.
"[The show] was stressful, emotional, I was scared, I had no representation. I didn't know what to do," Jon told ET.
"I'm absolutely glad [I quit] -- best thing I ever did. There's no documented proof and filming of Jon and Kate's demise on television or any type of episode. It was like a hiatus -- done. That's the best thing I ever did for my children, for anything."
Jon is currently working as a waiter at a restaurant in his home state of Pennsylvania. He said it's been "next to nearly impossible to find work" due to his notoriety.
As for the lawsuit in which Kate is suing Jon for allegedly stealing material a writer used to publish a tell-all book titled Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, Jon bluntly said, "I can't talk about it. I can't talk to you about it legally. I'm not going to talk about it."
Kate, the former Kate Plus 8 star, filed a lawsuit late last month accusing Jon of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her computer and phone for content he shared with the book's author, The Associated Press reported.
The lawsuit reportedly accuses Jon of wiretapping, identity theft and invasion of privacy for which Kate is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.