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Well this one is pretty surprising!

Jon Gosselin is a great example that reality television fame doesn't always equate to a luxurious lifestyle.

Despite starring on the super successful TLC reality series "Jon & Kate Plus 8," Jon has a brand new life now -- working as cook at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

TMZ reports that Jon has been prepping and cooking food at the chain restaurant for over a month. He was reportedly given no special treatment, and had to undergo a chef boot camp just like other employees.

But Jon isn't just frying up potato skins at Friday's! The 39-year-old also gets the opportunity to showcase his true talent -- being a DJ. TMZ notes that the restaurant is letting him work as a DJ once a month.

Once his interesting career move was made public, Jon spoke out about his Friday's employment to explain that he's doing it due to a passion for cooking, not for an extra paycheck.

"I love cooking, so my buddy calls me and asks me [because he] needed help in the kitchen. So, I'm like, 'yeah.' I'm really happy that TGI hired me for my cooking ability, and not for who I am. But I only work there two days a week, so I took my paycheck and I would just donate to charity. One week it was CMN -- Children's Miracle Network. So, I did it not for the money, I did it because I'm passionate about cooking. I really didn't make a lot of money there," Jon shared with 103.7 Dallas' Kannon And Sybil.

But his altruistic days of cooking for the franchise are done. Jon told the radio show, "I'm not going to work there anymore because now the trust and the teamwork is gone. Because now someone took a picture of me and sold it to TMZ ... and now I have to leave a job I'm passionate about."

TMZ reached out to employees at the T.G.I. Friday's in question, who told them Jon just requested time off and didn't say anything about quitting -- so the jury is out on whether or not he will really cut ties.

For those wondering why the money went to charity instead of Jon's eight children? Jon no longer has to legally pay child support, since Kate waived her right to the child support in exchange for Jon allowing her to put the kids on television.

Jon's living a very different life than he did back in the '00s. His every move used to be chronicled alongside his former wife Kate back in 2007, when they started filming "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

Back then the couple welcomed television cameras in their home to film what it was like to be the parents of sextuplets. The show was one of TLC's highest-rated series, as it showed the interesting and sometimes chaotic home life of the family of 10.

In 2009 the reality series documented the couple's split, as they ultimately divorced that year. The show was renamed "Kate Plus 8" in 2010. Once Jon was off the show he enjoyed some notoriety, and dated a string of woman while making the rounds in the tabloids. Once his fame subsided Jon moved to Pennsylvania and resumed a relatively normal life.

Though he typically avoids the spotlight today, he made a rare appearance on "The Steve Harvey Show" in January 2016 to shed insight on his former brush with fame.

He explained that he walked away from the show for moral reasons, sharing, "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. I said, 'I'm not having my divorce filmed. I'm not having it aired out for the public's consumption. And I'm not having reruns so my children can keep on watching the demise of their parents.'"

That decision, Jon admitted, cost him a lot. "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."

Since he no longer has a reality television income, Jon worked in the solar panel business before transitioning into the restaurant world. Prior to this gig at Friday's Jon had another restaurant job. He previously worked as a maître d' at the now-defunct restaurant Black Dog Café in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

According to his Instagram, Jon is still in a serious relationship with longtime friend Colleen Conrad, whom he started dating in 2014.