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Jon Gosselin’s claims he’s broke and can’t pay rent because he has to pay child support. This is apparently news to his ex-wife Kate Gosselin.

According to her attorney, he’s not even on the hook anymore.

Cheryl Young, who has represented Kate in her ongoing legal battle with her ex, says Jon no longer has to pay Kate a dime for their kids.

Kate Gosselin and One Daughter

Says Young: “I read Jon’s statement and was quite surprised to read that he claims to be struggling to keep his child support payments current.”

“As of April 27, 2012, Kate voluntarily relieved Jon Gosselin of all current and future child support obligations for their eight children,” she added.

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star claimed yesterday that he is strapped for cash and fearful of his ability to pay support – and stay out of jail.

“I can’t afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tells me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support,” Jon told Star Magazine.

“I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession.”

Kate’s lawyer disagrees with his claims, reiterating, “Kate and Jon talked and worked through all of these issues and she withdrew the child support.”

Young says he still must pay any amount left over from before that, “only paying a small amount on arrears” on what he owed prior to April 27.

Kate’s attorney defended her actions, as well: “The last thing Kate ever wanted was for the children to see their father in dire financial straits.”

For her part, Kate says she’s made peace with Jon and the two are on much better terms these days, so his comments came a bit out of left field.