One bad reality show down…2,294 more to go. Oh, who am I kidding? I've got Jersey Shore and Teen Mom on my TiVo right now.
The reality star-turned-construction worker has revealed that he's "very relieved" the TLC show is off the air because it might give their eight kids a chance at a normal life.
"I hope they can have more private family moments," Jon tells RadarOnline. "I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future."
Yeah, good luck with that. At this point, the kids have been on TV so long, I wouldn't be surprised if they referred to the camera as "New Daddy".
"Contracts have to end at some point," Jon said of the show. "I think everything had run its course and it was time to come to an end anyways."
Jon and Kate Plus 8 originally debuted in 2007, and after the couple announced their separation in June 2009, the show changed to Kate Plus 8. And judging by the current season, the might as well have just called it Kate.
So what's next on Kate Gosselin's schedule? "I have no clue," says Jon. "I hope she dedicates more time to the kids now and I wish her the best as she goes forward with whatever career she wants to pursue."
Since his own exit from reality TV, Jon Gosselin seems to have taken on a more simple life, as he was seen doing construction work at the beginning of the year. Still, he ended up making The New York Post's list of people Americans most hate. Paris Hilton, Howard Stern and Spencer Pratt also made the list.
After their separation, Jon was seen out partying, giving off the image of a bachelor who didn't care about his kids and left his wife to be a single mom. But after Kate's stint on Dancing With the Stars, Sarah Palin's Alaska, and basically every other spotlight she could shove herself into, the public started turning on her as well.
I'm not sure why Jon Gosselin continues to be so hated, but something tells me it has everything to do with those Ed Hardy shirts.