For five seasons, the world watched and marveled as Jon and Kate Gosselin juggled life with eight children— a set of twins and a set of sextuplets.
But after a divorce in 2009 brought their ten year marriage to an end, Jon chose to remain mostly out of the spotlight.
Now, as US Weekly reports, during an appearance on the Steve Harvey show, he is revealing the lengths to which he went to ensure his dirty laundry wasn't aired on the show.
“We knew we were going to get divorced and then the network tried to keep us together for the benefit of the show. So I quit,” Jon explains.
Adamant about not having his divorce filmed, and not wanting his children to be able to witness “the demise of their parents,” Jon says he lost everything.
He tells Steve Harvey:
“I just took a moral stance versus a business stance. I lost everything. I lost all my money. I lost everything. The network sided with my ex-wife.”
According to Jon, TLC sided with Kate so much that they actually paid for her divorce attorney, a contention which the network denies.
Now, Jon does his best to coparent with Kate, though he admits that he hasn't seen all of his children together in three years.
“I only get what I get. Whoever comes down the driveway, that’s who I get,” he says.