EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin Going Broke

Apr. 7 2010, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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Jon Gosselin is going broke, is reporting exclusively.

The former reality TV star is seeking primary custody of his eight children with Kate Gosselin and wants to end his support payments and have Kate pay him, according to reports quoting his lawyer.

He’s claimed that Kate is an absentee mother as she appears on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

“But the truth is Jon is going broke,” a source told “He hasn’t had a steady job since Jon & Kate Plus 8 went off the air.”

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While Jon still has money left, his income prospects are bleak, sources tell

Kate is making $200,000 for appearing on Dancing With the Stars and has a new reality show lined up with TLC. The network has not yet disclosed the show’s concept.

Jon, meanwhile, has no big TV prospects on the horizon.

“He came out the loser on the publicity end in that divorce,” the source said.

Jon caused TLC to end the show when he denied permission to film his children after the network announced it was cutting him out of the show and changing the name to Kate Plus 8.

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“Nobody paying any real money wants Jon to star in a TV show,” the source said. “Kate is perceived as the far more interesting person and Jon is left with no career.”

Jon spent a fortune defending himself in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by TLC. The prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly won a preliminary injunction against Jon that led to a settlement where he agreed to abide by his contract.

“His cash is disappearing quickly,” the source said. “He doesn’t want to pay Kate any more and doesn’t feel that he can afford to. Now he’s going after her and it looks like things are going to get ugly.”



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