Hefty child support payments and a public douchebag image be damned, Jon Gosselin has yet again scored a new girlfriend.
According to Star magazine, the 32-year-old father of eight is now dating 23-year-old Ellen Ross, a brunette who works for the Pennsylvania government. The new couple, pictured above, made their first public outing on April 29, when they up showed up at the Greene Turtle bar in Frederick, Md.
“They’ve only been dating a few weeks now. They met through a mutual friend who works for the government,” reveals a close friend of Jon. “They were at the Green Turtle bar to support a fundraiser for a local soccer team that Jon’s brother coaches.”
And how did they meet? “They were set up on a date by their friend. They met at a local coffee shop near Reading, Pa., for their first date. Jon was instantly attracted to her and says she’s sexy, funny, and smart. Ellen’s very down-to-earth and just fun to be around. She’s not a fame seeker and Jon really digs that about her.”
According to the source, Jon is taking this new relationship slowly and really wants it to work.
There’s also more information about Jon’s Dancing With The Stars offer in the latest issue of USWeekly. As we reported last week, Jon declined an offer to appear on the next season of the hit show. According to US, Jon was offered a whopping $500,000 to appear on the show, but turned it down because he doesn’t “want to wear tights and feathers.”