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Jon Gosselin Explains Why He Worked at TGI Friday's: 'I'm Passionate About Cooking'

by Antoinette Bueno 12:00 PM PDT, July 20, 2016
Playing Jon Gosselin Explains Why He Worked at TGI Friday's: 'I'm Passionate About Cooking'

Jon Gosselin is really proud of his short-lived gig at TGI Friday's.

The 39-year-old former reality star called in to 103.7 Dallas' Kannon And Sybil on Wednesday, and confirmed reports that he was working at a TGI Friday's in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a cook. Gosselin insisted that he didn't take the job for the money, but rather, because of his passion for cooking.

"I love cooking, so my buddy calls me and asks me [because he] needed help in the kitchen," Gosselin says. "So, I'm like, 'yeah.' I'm really happy that TGI hired me for my cooking ability, and not for who I am. But I only work there two days a week, so I took my paycheck and I would just donate to charity. One week it was CMN -- Children's Miracle Network. So, I did it not for the money, I did it because I'm passionate about cooking. I really didn't make a lot of money there."

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But Gosselin says that now that his job has been exposed, he can no longer continue.

"I'm not going to work there anymore because now the trust and the teamwork is gone," he says. "Because now someone took a picture of me and sold it to TMZ ... and now I have to leave a job I'm passionate about."

Unfortunately, Gosselin also shares that he's still having issues with his ex, Kate Gosselin, and says he hasn't seen one of his sons in two years. He didn't identify which son he is referring to, though he has eight children with his ex -- 15-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn, and 12-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Leah, and Aaden.

"She's estranged me from my son," Gosselin alleges to the radio station.

Judging by Gosselin's interview with Yahoo! Celebrity last month, it's safe to say he is referring to his son, Collin, whom he said he hadn't seen in over a year.

"It's unfair of her to do that, considering she claims that she does her best for all my kids," Gosselin said, slamming Kate. "Dah, dah, dah, drama. 'I'm perfect.' No one's perfect, honey. Trust me."

"I haven't seen my son in a year and a half. I don't know why," he also told Steve Harvey in January. "I can't talk to him. I have no communication."

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Gosselin currently works as a DJ and said he gets "good money" from the job in his June interview. Most importantly, he gets to be his own boss.

"It's the longest job I've had after the divorce, and it's all mine," he told Yahoo! Celebrity. "I own it."

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