Life’s still sweet for Dylan Sprouse but he’s not exactly living the posh hotel lifestyle he and his twin brother Cole portrayed on the Disney hit The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Fans recently saw Dylan working in a New York City restaurant, inspiring rumors that the 21-year-old had lost the money he made working for Mickey.
The gossip got so crazy Dylan eventually decided to address the topic himself via his Tumblr. In a September 23 post, Dylan writes he’s “financially secure” and only took the restaurant job “as a way to primarily feed my over bountiful video game addiction.”
Dylan, who is studying video game design with a double major in poetry and studio art at New York University, says he sees the position as a way to “try a new experience” and “to socialize and get out of the house.”
He mentions he may return to acting one day but does not view working in the restaurant as “a step down” but instead “a new step in another direction.”
We’re all behind Dylan’s new job because let’s be real: There are a lot worse things a former Disney star could be doing than working at a restaurant.