Jon Gosselin: New Girlfriend, New Design Gig

07/13/2009 at 10:10 AM ET


Just weeks after splitting from his wife of 10 years, Jon Gosselin is back in the spotlight with a new career and a new girlfriend. Gosselin, 32, turned up in St. Tropez hand-in-hand with Hailey Glassman, the daughter of the plastic surgeon who performed Kate’s tummy tuck in 2006. The lovebirds spent the weekend along the French Riviera so Gosselin could finalize a deal to design his own line of children’s clothing with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier. Glassman will also have a hand in creating the kid-friendly fashions. “She’ll have a lot of input with Christian,” Gosselin told PEOPLE of Hailey’s involvement. “And I will, too.” And don’t forget the plus eight — Gosselin tells PEOPLE that his eight kids, who spent the weekend with Kate at the family’s Pennsylvania home, will model his designs in ads for the line. Audigier tells PEOPLE that he approached Gosselin with the idea after noticing that the reality show dad often wore his tattoo-inspired T-shirts on Jon and Kate Plus Eight. “He’s huge,” says the French designer, who may also collaborate with Gosselin on a specialty motorcycle collection. “Everyone knows this family. And everyone will know our clothes. They’ll be fun, easy clothes for kids.” But it wasn’t all work for Jon and Hailey. During the extended weekend aboard Audigier’s yacht, Gosselin and Glassman lunched at the Tahiti Club before cruising around the bay in a cigarette boat. The pair also went shopping at some of the high-end boutiques around St. Tropez, including Hermes and Prada. “They couldn’t take their eyes off each other,” a friend of Audigier’s tells PEOPLE. “They looked so happy to just be together.” “I feel very relaxed,” Gosselin told PEOPLE during his weekend escape. But, “every ten minutes I keep thinking about the kids and missing them.” A reunion will come soon enough: Gosselin is due back home on Tuesday where he will start filming new episodes of the family’s TLC series, which returns from hiatus on Aug. 3. — Michelle Tan; reporting by Jen Garcia and Dana Kennedy

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Chris on

He disgusts me.

Emilee on

So, he and his mistress are creating a children’s line. WTH?? A children’s line??? My kids won’t be wearing them. I don’t care what he thinks he deserves because he is 32 years old or because he didn’t have a backbone years ago. What he is doing is wrong. I can’t support someone opening having an affair that will hurt their children one day. I honestly wish that their concern was for their children and not the almighty dollar.

April on

whoa. I thought the Glassman’s daughter was…. really young

Stina on

Once a cheater always a cheater that is all I have to say. Shame on both of you.

Tiffany on

This family just fell apart and fell apart quick. He’s already got a new girlfriend. I feel extremely sorry for the kids.

kari on

OMG…is he serious? Who would ever put Ed Hardy shirts on thier kids? He is making a bigger fool of himself than his controlling ex-wife. I realize he doesn’t care what anyone thinks anymore, but going off with a girl who’s just out of ….strippers R us…isn’t exactly the brightest thing to do..It’s only a matter of time until his kids figure out what a tool he was…(not to mention thier mother being a wacko bittch.) Poor kids..I can’t imagine having the life they had, and now all this drama!

Leigh on

I used to love Jon, but give us a break. He lets the world think that Kate wants the show to continue and to exploit the kids. Now he announces that they will model clothes that he and his girlfriend are designing?! What is the difference??I hope the kids don’t see the hurtful photos of hime parading around with his new girlfriend and smoking. Real mature move!! If Kate has someone else at least she is sparing the kids all the PDA!

Donna on

He is scum. Going out publicly this quickly after his divorce?? he should be ashamed of himself.

Kim on

He is a loser, I am glad Kate dumped him. I hope she hangs him to dry.

Jenn on

He’s ‘The Biggest Loser!!!’

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