Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin

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Jon Gosselin wasn't the first to admit he's made some mistakes—but he has finally boarded the bandwagon.

Almost three years to the day since he and Kate Gosselin revealed to the world that divorce proceedings were underway, the former reality-TV star is looking to make amends with those he has hurt, starting with his ex-wife.

And, if that works out, maybe with TV audiences, as well.

"I am sorry, because I did stuff I wouldn't want done to me," Jon tells People in a new interview.

Tabloid stories suggesting that Jon was cheating on Kate—quickly followed by rumors that Kate was more than friends with her bodyguard—first shook the Jon and Kate Plus 8 foundation back in 2009.

Both spouses, married since 1999, denied being unfaithful, but they filed for divorce on June 22, 2009.

In additional papers filed that September, Jon admitted to using "poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon."

"I was passive-aggressive," the 35-year-old divorcé now tells People in reference to the various things that led to the end of his marriage. "Then I'd get mad, but I was the one who wasn't communicating."

Jon, who dropped off the reality-TV scene when the show he once costarred on became Kate Plus 8, recently took a job as director of sales and promotions for Gameface International, a sports event and management firm. He's also dating a single mom, 27-year-old Liz Jannetta, according to People.

But while he shunned the spotlight for awhile and wanted his kids to do ths same (Kate won out on that one), guess what? He's willing to put himself out there again if the right opportunity comes along.

"I've been offered a lot of stuff," he says. "Crazy stuff. It wasn't the right fit, then or now. I don't want [my kids] thinking I take every show just to make a buck."

Jon took to Twitter in April to deny a report that he was $3,500 behind in child support payments, writing that the Pennsylvania Department of Child Welfare's website was just showing his amount due, and that he reliably pays up every month.

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