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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Pamela on

I’m just speechless. Who in the world would believe that a man who leaves his family and immediately takes up with some little “hottie” would be a good businessman? He can’t even run his own personal life.
Remember, Jon, karma is a mother f*****!

catherine on

WOW a kids line … well his girlfriend is a young child … maybe she is the muse for the line

Danielle on

What marketing hack thought this would be a good idea? An adulterous father of eight and his mistress pitching a children’s clothing line inspired by tattoos? Excuse me, is this a joke?

Ashton Anderson on

he is a horrible person! does he even stop to think how the kids feel1 I dont think so!!!

pinky on

Good for JOn..he looks happy!! and his a great father!! leave him alone!! geez kate such a meanie!! =)

shannon on

Unbelievable…..not too surprised though. On the divorce episode he stated that he was “excited” to start a new “chapter” in his life. How can you be excited that your marriage is ending? He looking to get out to live the youth he never had because he married too young. What a jerk. The divorce announcement was only a few weeks ago!!! This proves what kind of person he is–and anyone who thinks Kate is the fame seeking, money hungry one needs to just read this article. I think the fame went to his head–not hers. I think she was trying to figure out ways to feed her 8 kids. She wrote books after all. He is hangin’ in the French Riviera with some college coed and trying to put clothes on little children that obviously are meant to be for adults!!! Shame on you, Jon. I hope you don’t realize what you lost when it is too late!!!

Tosha on

Does she have a bump? I thought he wanted to be out of the public eye…guess not with the new “design gig”. Such a looser. He has EIGHT kids and acts EIGHTEEN! He needs to grow up and act like a 32 year old father of eight!

Aurora on

Seriously? This is ridiculous. I cannot believe that just a couple of weeks after he announces a divorce that he is out with some college aged girl. AND he’s starting a children’s clothing line with her? He’s just creepy. No wonder Kate worked so hard to keep him in line. He’s obviously pretty low on character.

Kat on

I’ve never had any respect for Jon OR Kate, but wow, Jon could have covered this up at least a little bit for the sake of tact.

He thinks of his children every ten minutes? Oh, that’s lovely. Maybe he should actually be parenting them where he’d be forced to think about them all the time.

Debby on

They have been apart for a long time. He has moved on. Get over it. She probably has too.

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