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 saut├â┬⌐ 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.
According to TMZ, the former reality TV star started working at the food chain about a month or so ago. Despite his “celeb” status, the father of eight still had to go through the restaurant’s chef boot camp. A little hard work never hurt anyone!
Nonetheless, there is a perk to Gosselin’s new gig as he’s allowed to DJ at the eatery once a month. In case you forgot, Jon is all about being a DJ these days. LOLz!
While we’re impressed that the 39-year-old was able to put his pride aside to work at Friday’s, we do advise other reality TV stars to save their money NOW before it runs out. We can’t even picture his ex Kate being caught doing manual labor. Couldn’t he at least get cast on a season of Dancing With The Stars or something??
[Image via WENN.]