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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JEnn on

she looks like a younger version of Kate

Tricia on

Setting aside who is at fault for this divorce, one thing is certain – John’s actions are & will be very hurtful for the children he professes to love so much. John clearly does not have much brain power.

Donna on

Amazing how this so called great guy has moved on
so quickly from his wife of 10 years for a younger women. Plus he is going to cash in on his kids with a kid clothing line.
What a sick man! One day his kids will google him and be shocked how their father really was!!!

lila on

This ugliness looks like mariah carey.

snookums on

I think Jon is headed for a major ‘breakdown’. His behavior is goofy – and the girlfriend??? She’s just the flavor of the week. I used to really like Jon….but now not so much!!! Another example of how MONEY messes up people.

Julie on

I think it’s a little too soon for Jon Gosselin to start dating after spilting with his wife of 10 years. He should give himself some time before getting himself into another relationship.

Sarah on

Pretty much shocking and sad from every angle.

Gina on

I am shocked that he is dating already. I just got dumped this weekend and I have no plans to start dating already and we weren’t even married. He should be thinking how this is going to effect his kids. The cold heartless SOB.

RCB on

How sickening is this? I cannot believe he’s broadcasting his new relationship while still married. Does marriage stand for anything any more? I won’t buy anything that he or she ever touches! It’s just too much, way too soon! Shame on the designer working with a married man and his little play toy! UGH! What is wrong with people that this is ok?? I have to pray for this country because our values stink!!!
I hope we see Kate hold her head high knowing she is going to be ok, let him spend now because child support on 8 kids is not going to be leaving him much, so little girlfriend better enjoy it now! Take him to the cleaners KATE!

Rob on

A little bit a fame brings out the worst in folk! I always felt so sorry for him, now I feel sorry for Kate, she is so better off without him, I hope she gets 100% custody of the children, with that slime bag getting every other weekend visitation, since when is it ok to flaunt your Bit on the Side prior to the divorce?
Take him to the cleaners Kate!oh and don’t forget, the children must be so proud of their Daddy!

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