Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality dad Jon Gosselin may have recently split from girlfriend Ellen Ross, but the father-of-eight is picking himself up, dusting off the pieces, and re-focusing his energy on his children.
“I am doing great, moving on with my life, focusing on my kids and my businesses,” Jon reveals to Star magazine. “I’m in a much better place in my life right now. I’m just hanging out with friends, meeting new people and trying to focus on my kids.”
“Being a single dad with no interruptions has really brought me closer to my children,” he adds. “I really feel being a single dad has improved my self-awareness and well-being.”
Jon – who split with ex-wife Kate Gosselin in 2009 and is father to 11-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 7-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis, and Hannah – claims his children are all doing very well.
“They know that I love them, and I know that they love me, and it’s really important that they enjoy their childhood,” the Pennsylvania native says. “The break hasn’t affected them at all, because I always made sure that I am the constant in their life.”
“I still have a lot of work to do on myself, and I am an extremely busy person, between work and the children,” he adds. “My family is the most important thing in my life. I will strive to make it better for them every day.”