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Jon Gosselin, Reality Star: 'I Can't Afford To Pay My Rent'

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This story has been updated to reflect Kate Gosselin's attorney's claim that her ex-husband doesn't owe any more child support.

It's the start of the month and Jon Gosselin claims that he can't pay his rent!

The former star of TLC's hit reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," says that he can't afford to pay his rent, and according to the latest issue of Star magazine, the infamous reality star (and father of eight) could even face prison time.

"I can't afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tell me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support,” Jon, 35, told Star, reports Radaronline.com. “I am a single father who’s trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do — pay child support or rent?" he asked. "I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody," he explained.

But Kate is denying those claims, saying that Jon no longer has to pay any child support.

"I read Jon’s statement on RadarOnline.com and was quite surprised to read that he claims to be struggling to keep his child support payments current," Kate's attorney Cheryl Young told RadarOnline.com. "As of April 27, 2012, Kate voluntarily relieved Jon of all current and future child support obligations for their eight children."

According to Hollywood.com, Jon blames some of his problems on the fact that he quit reality TV, saying he was fine financially before he quit. "I decided to take the high road and quit reality television and now look, I'm going to end up in jail because I can't afford to pay child support to Kate who has plenty of money," he said.

“I’m doing the best I can," he added, "but life is so expensive with eight kids!"

So what does Jon think about the news that his ex is pitching a reality show following her as she looks for love? "I think this is completely ridiculous!" reports Yahoo.com. "We have eight children and they need us. She is putting reality TV and dating in front of the kids who need to have their mother," he said.

Jon and Kate Gosselin spent five seasons on TLC documenting their lives with their eight children, twins, Cara and Madelyn and a set of sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. They divorced in 2009 and Kate went on to film "Kate Plus 8" with the children. Jon, meanwhile, started his life over in rural Pennsylvania.