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Jon Gosselin says he is loving life these days as a single dad. That's good, we suppose. Better than hating it, since it's the current state of affairs either way!

Jon recently split from girlfriend Ellen Ross, but unlike sad, lonely Kate Gosselin, he’s moving forward with his held head high, embracing his single status.

“I am doing great, moving on with my life, focusing on my kids and work,” he told Star.

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“I’m in a much better place in my life ... right now, I’m just hanging out with friends, meeting new people, working and trying to focus on my kids."

“Being a single dad with no interruptions has really brought me closer to my children: Truthfully, I feel it has improved my self-awareness and well-being.”

Jon Gosselin said his eight children are flourishing, too.

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Jon Gosselin and Ellen Ross have split up after nearly two years together.

It's unclear exactly why the ex-husband of Kate Gosselin split with his lady friend, but reports say Ellen's distaste for the media was the final straw.

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"Ellen didn't like the media attention and other things that came with the relationship," a source said. "That's one of the main reasons they broke up."

Wait ... we still pay attention to Jon Gosselin? Besides right now? Who knew!

According to an insider, the twosome broke up more than a week ago, but it wasn't until Friday that Jon Gosselin confirmed the breakup on Twitter:

"Recently, after much thought and discussion, Ellen and I have decided to end our relationship. It was a mutual decision and we are both happy."

"We will remain best friends. We both plan to move forward and focus on our separate lives. We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time."

So far, no word from Ellen Ross personally, except a denial earlier this week that was debunked when Jon spilled the beans on Twitter. Whoops.

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William Blankinship, a TV editor who worked on TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 and other family-oriented reality TV, was arrested last week on child porn charges.

Blankinship, 56, has been charged with 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor, meaning he possessed photos and/or video of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

A subcontractor for Figure 8 Films, Blankenship edited such TLC shows as Jon and Kate Plus 8, its spinoff Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting and Table for 12.

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No bond has been set for the accused; he is likely "under the authority of the U.S. Marshals" until trial, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

His employer wasted no time taking action. "Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated," Figure 8 films said in a statement.

Fortunately, Blankinship was never in contact with the famous eight Gosselin kids, the 17 Duggar offspring or any other of TLC's stars, according to reports.

"At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions," the network said in its own statement.

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Jon Gosselin is speaking out in a (mercifully) rare interview, telling Rumor Fix exactly how he feels about ex-wife Kate and life in general nowadays.

His advice for his ex, who recently complained about life? “Reality TV is not a career. Get back to a normal life - a simple life. Provide for your family.”

Ouch, that's gotta hurt, Kate!

Jon, who gave up TV and is enjoying work as a computer support engineer, is responding to Kate Gosselin whining about the cancellation of her show.

“I’m really scared,” she said after Kate Plus 8 was axed. While Kate says she is “freaking out” about her financial future, Jon is more optimistic:

“Things will work out the way they should work out. Obviously there are families out there that have several kids – people work normal jobs."

"Things work out," he adds. "Everything is possible. I don’t have a farm on 24 acres and the kids seem to have a great time at my house.”

BLAM. As always, we gotta ask ...

 

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Kate Gosselin is surely CRUSHED that Kate Plus 8 got canceled and her 15 minutes seem to be winding down, but there's one thing she does NOT miss.

That thing is Jon Gosselin.

"I know that I'm glad to be divorced and on my own," she says, addressing her ex in a clip from one of the show's final episodes, airing Monday.

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"I wouldn't change my marriage. I have eight awesome kids that I would not change," Kate adds. "But people certainly can change and if they're not who you thought they were and if they're not for you, you move on. And I have."

She has no problem seeing Jon move on. Or not. Honey Badger Kate don't care!

"I don't care if his girlfriends change weekly, yearly, monthly," Gosselin says in the clip. "I don't give it a second thought ... more power to him."

"Unless I have to deal with him with the kids, I don't [deal with him], which is good because it keeps the peace," she says. "I've always emailed, I've called or texted, whatever – just about the kids, the best for the kids."

We gotta ask: Who sucks more?

 

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Jon Gosselin is not exactly sad that TLC canceled Kate Plus 8.

On the contrary, he is "very relieved" that his kids will be finally away from cameras, he tells Radar Online. "I hope they can have more private family moments.

"I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children."

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Jon says he's long advocated for its cancellation and the kids getting "attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future."

"I have no clue what her next move is," Jon said of Kate. "I hope she dedicates more time to the kids. I wish her the best as she goes forward."

"Contracts have to end at some point," he said of TLC's decision. "I think everything ran its course and it was time to come to an end anyways."

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Speaking with People about the state of her relationship with her ex these days, Kate Gosselin definitely did not bash the hell out of Jon!

Hey, considering how things ended between them and the way their war of words and custody played out, neutral is a very positive step.

"It's gotten more peaceful, which is good," Kate said. "He's working now, which is great. He has somewhere else to put his attention."

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Although Kate considers her parenting skills "very different" from those of Jon Gosselin, she believes whatever he's doing is getting it done.

"The kids enjoy spending time with him," she says.

"They wish he would see them more, but as long as they come home happy – and more or less they do – I'm okay with that, so that's good."

Of course, she's not exactly pining for Jon.

"I want somebody who is older, at least in their 40s," Kate says. "I can't be bothered with these little boys." Ohhh, couldn't resist, could you?!

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Famous reality mom Kate Gosselin was ordered to dole out ten large for marriage counseling, even though said counseling didn't exactly pan out.

In court this week, she was told to pay $10,000 to a Pennsylvania marriage therapist whom she allegedly hired to help her and Jon Gosselin in 2009.

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Their rough patched turned into an all-out war and a divorce.

Until now, Kate had refused to pay the fee, instead doing the obvious - blaming Jon. The judge says that defense is no longer gonna cut it.

OLD TIMES: The love and hair seen here are long gone.

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Happy birthday to the sextuplets of Jon and Kate Gosselin!

Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope and Joel Kevin Gosselin turn seven today (older sisters Cara and Mady are 10).

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Naturally, one of the two birthday parties Kate Gosselin will throw for the kids will be for the benefit of the TLC cameras for airing on Kate Plus Eight.

The second will be at home. No word if she will invite Jon Gosselin to that one, but they've actually gotten along better lately, so here's hoping.

In any case, happy birthday to six adorable youngsters ...

Kids. They grow up so fast.

Needless to say, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel have not had your standard upbringing. Hopefully things mellow out in the coming years.

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Jon Gosselin basically felt his marriage to Kate was a giant mind f--k. Now the duo's former marriage counselors say she's screwing with them as well.

Creative Energy Options of Pennsylvania claims she never forked over more than $10,000 she owes for services in 2009. Talk about commitment issues!

Right? Hello, is this thing on? Anyone out there?

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Did Kate stiff Jon AND people who tried to help her work it with Jon?

A company called filed a lawsuit against Kate, claiming back in 2009, she requested one of their marriage counselors to "fly to Los Angeles, Ca., to perform marriage counseling, then refused to pay for services or travel fees."

Dr. Sylvia Lafair, the president of C.E.O., says she's reached out to Kate several times in hopes of receiving their payment but she never produced a check.

"There are commitments that people make," she says, "and they should be followed through." Well, ideally yes, but you know how these things work out ...

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