Jon Gosselin has become a male entertainer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
After rumours began to swirl, the father of eight confirmed his new job to Entertainment Tonight, revealing that it’s a “blessing” to have found a job as a male stripper.
“I work at Dusk Nightclub in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I’m a member of the Senate DJ group and I also help with Promotion,” he said. “I DJ at the club sometimes, but I find promotion is more rewarding both financially and emotionally. I like taking care of people and making others feel welcome.”
The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star also shared that he’s performing in the nightclub’s Men Untamed Revue show, with his debut performance taking place on April 1.
“I’m an integral part of the show,” he added. “Being part of something is a blessing. Since I joined Senate DJ I’ve felt like I belong to something and I’m not just out there on my own — I feel as if I’m part of a fraternity or brotherhood.”
The owner of the club, Eric Millstein, revealed that Gosselin’s role in the “very, very classy” production will be during the opening and closing numbers.
“He’s been rehearsing with [our performers], doing everything that it takes to make sure that he participates in the fun kind of way that’s entertaining for everybody,” Millstein told USA Today, “and he’s excited about it and so are we — we’re happy to have him.”
WATCH BELOW: Jon Gosselin says Kate Gosselin ‘won’t tell’ where their son Collin is’
Jon said that Kate told him that Collin, 12, is enrolled in a “special school for special needs kids with behavioural problems,” but Jon insists law-enforcement officials have given him other information.
“I have an idea where he is but I don’t really know where he is,” Jon said to Entertainment Tonight.
Kate, 41, currently has full custody of all the children, and Jon, 39, has partial physical custody — but he said he hasn’t seen Collin in nearly two years.
“I mean, I ask but she doesn’t tell me,” he said, adding that Collin’s siblings have “no idea” where he is. “She doesn’t answer any of my texts. [The kids] know that their mom told them that he has behavioural issues.”
With files from Chris Jancelewicz