Jon: 'It's Not a Mid-Life Crisis'

He's always loved tattoos and pierced ears
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2009 8:54 AM CDT
Kate Gosselin dries her eyes during her interview on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – The diamond-studded ears, the Ed Hardy shirts—that’s who Jon Gosselin really is! “It’s not a mid-life crisis,” he said on last night’s episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8, E! reports. “I’m nowhere near mid-life. I’m 32 years old. I’ve always liked motorcycles and cars and fast things and I have four tattoos. I’ve had my ears pierced since I was, I don't know, 15 years old.”

“It’s the way I’ve always been expressing myself,” he said. “Things are just coming out a lot more now. This is who I am and this is who I’m gonna be.” As for Kate, she’s still in New York filming an appearance for Thursday’s Live with Regis and Kelly, a source tells the Daily News. Unlike yesterday’s Today interview, she’ll keep this one “light and fun,” the source says.