Jon Gosselin’s 22 year old girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, is speaking out on their new relationship. The pair appear to still be going strong a whole week after they were first photographed together.
Photos and stories of Hailey being a coke addict/bar hopping/part-time lesbian be damned. These two are in the it for the long haul. Hailey spoke out to People magazine in a new interview saying she is surprised to be dating Jon, “If you had told me a few months ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.”
Oh there’s more. Hailey says the feelings began to develop while Jon was nursing his broken heart at her parents’ New York City home in May. “He was so strong,” Glassman says. “I admired him.”
She goes on to deny engagement rumors, while claiming her parents “love” Jon.
Hailey also manages to get a shot in at Jon’s ex wife, Kate Gosselin, when asked about what she loves most about the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad. “I’m a huge believer in not controlling someone,” says Hailey. “I’ll give my opinion but tell him to do what he wants to do. He said, ‘I’m just not used to having an option.’ I told him life is about options.”
The days just aren’t complete without a new story about The Gosselins. The latest today is news that Jon reunited with Kate and the kids this afternoon for the first time since he took new girlfriend Hailey Glassman on a luxury getaway to France.
Yes the above photo was just taken this afternoon at Kate’s their Pennsylvania home. One can only imagine the degree of awkwardness in their conversations.
RadarOnline has also just reported that Kate has left the home, leaving Jon to have his share of time with the kids. According to their sources, Kate does not want Hailey anywhere around her children. Can you blame her?
Radar also reported some interesting things about Jon’s 22 year old girlfriend, Hailey. The first being their exclusive interview with Hailey’s ex lesbian lover, who painted a very bad picture of her. She basically described Hailey as being “heavily-involved in drugs” and only using Jon for fame.
Hailey’s past co-workers were able to paint an even more disturbing picture of her. She is described as being “really sexual and slutty” while being “hammered 90% of the time” when she’s not too busy having raunchy sex in public bathrooms.
Jon can pretty much expect to say goodbye to most of the sympathy the public had for him.
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Despite initiating divorce proceedings, Jon and Kate Gosselin’s focus remains on the children as it should be. The whole family reunited on Saturday to celebrate the July 4th holiday at their Wernersville, PA home- the day was filled with lots of food and a game of volleyball. Both Jon and Kate picked blueberries so Kate could bake a cake while Jon was seen lighting a sparkler with the kids.
The day’s activities were not filmed due to the production of the show being on hold until August, according to TLC.
32 years old Jon intends to begin a new chapter in his life following the finalization of the divorce. Kate filed for divorce on June 22nd after 10 years of marriage stating the marriage as “irretrievably broken.” She plans to negotiate a fair settlement with Jon.
“While I know it will be hard for them,” said Kate of the effect of the separation on their children, “it will be the best and most peaceful for them.”
Following the June 22nd episode depicting the much-hyped divorce announcement, viewership has significantly declined on TLC’S Jon & Kate Plus 8. The Season 5 premier had an estimated 9.8 million viewers compared to the 2.4 million viewers that tuned in this past Monday.
The show has been placed on hold but plans to return on August 3rd. According to TLC, this will give the Gosselins time to adjust. Despite the family issues, Kate plans to continue taping the reality hit. In a recent statement released on Tuesday, the Gosselins say they will no longer speak to the press.
“Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible,” the Gosselins wrote on TLC’s Web site. “We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many.”
In probably what is one of their best moves in the past few months, TLC’sJon & Kate Gosselin have now decided they will no longer speak to the media about their family issues.
The couple states the following in a statement posted on TLC’s website – “During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation.”
They continue, “Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible…We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many. Thank you.”
TLC also announced last week that the show would be going on hiatus until Aug. 3 to give the family “some time off to regroup.”
This is definitely a smart choice on both parties. It’s time for them to shut up, and focus on strengthening their family during this divorce.
The Real Housewives of New York star, Alex McCord has decided to weigh in and adviceJon and Kate Gosselin after a recently publicized divorce filing.
Alex McCord, 35, and husband of nearly 10 years, Simon van Kempen, say that the key to staying together as a family while starring on TV show is to ensure your relationship is top priority.
“Remember that you [and your husband] were there first,” McCord told PEOPLE at the I Heart Gen Art 15th Anniversary benefit in New York City on Wednesday. “Remember that part of what makes raising your children a successful operation is having a successful relationship. And if you are not happy, I … guarantee you will foist that off on your kids and they will pick up on it.”
McCord and van Kempen, who have two young boys Johan and Francois, aged 5 and 3 respectively also offered some words of advice for other reality TV couples.
“Obsessively communicate,” McCord says. “Tell each other everything — the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, even I [thought to myself], ‘You can either just tell him, or you can sit and let it fester’ — and that’s when you get into trouble. So just come out with it, whatever it is.”
In a final advice, “Look out for your marriage as much as you look out for your kids,” adds van Kempen.
Rumors of an additional member-Jon’s former fling Deanna Hummel being featured on the TLC show “Jon & Kate plus 8” has been shot down by a TLC spokesperson.
The New York Daily News reports, “Deanna’s role isn’t expected to be big, but because she’s part of Jon’s life, she’ll be filmed,” an insider told the paper. The rep for the network informed Entertainment Tonight that there were no plans for such arrangements.
According to TLC president, Eileen O’Neill, the network will stop airing the show until Aug. 3 in light of the couple’s split so that viewers can adjust to the new circumstances. “It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” O’Neill said, referring to Monday’s record 10.6 million viewers. “Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement [regarding their split], we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”
O’Neill doesn’t foresee the show being cancelled or postponed further than August. She is “very confident” in the August return date.
Regarding any changes on the show, TLC believes that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.
Admist the not so shocking news on last night’s episode revealing that Jon & Kate Gosselin are getting a divorce, comes news today that the show will be taking a break.
TLC announced today, that production has been halted on their hit show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. The reason being they do not have enough footage to put together new episodes because of the Gosselins’ marital turmoil. The decision is said to be solely that of TLC, and not of Jon & Kate.
It is also stated that next Monday’s episode will feature a clip package with some new footage, but the next all-new episode won’t air until August 3. The family, though divorcing, have no plans to quit the show. As Kate declared through tears on Monday’s episode, “the show must go on!”