UPDATE 2:44 PM EST: Jon explained to E! News why he took the job at T.G.I. Friday's… and it turns out it's not because money is tight!
The reality star admitted that he's working as a prep cook in order to help out a friend, saying:
"I took the job at Friday's because my friend needed help in the kitchen for the sauté line. I've always been passionate about cooking, and I ended up donating that paycheck to various children's charities in my area."
"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."
Apparently, Jon is still working on his DJ career, but he still plans to work shifts at Friday's whenever his "professional schedule allows."
Everyone has bills to pay!
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Jon Gosselin has locked in a brand new gig… as a prep cook at a T.G.I. Friday's in Lancaster, PA. Oh man.
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