Jon Gosselin: New Girlfriend, New Design Gig

07/13/2009 at 10:10 AM ET

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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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LBW on

What a pig!

Sarah on

Why are people saying he shouldn’t be away from the kids when Kate travels away from them all the time? Why is it okay for Kate to always be on trips away from the kids? What a double standard!

Jenn on

Is everyone forgetting that they have been separated for 2 years and TLC just kept it under wraps??!! Is he not supposed to move on with his life?

Can’t stand Kate I think she’s a controlling, domineering, condescending wench but for the kids sake, I hope they both can find partners who are supportive and bring out the best in them because they obviously didn’t find that with each other.

And for the record (Kari) I would put Ed Hardy shorts on my kids . . . it’s a children’s line so my guess is it will be tailored towards children.

Judgemental & hypocritical people . . . that’s what is wrong with this world.

Julie on

Jon-you should be ashamed of yourself- and Hailey, you’re a homewrecker!!

Kelly on

I used to watch the show, but have recently decided to stop as I find it to be true that Jon and Kate are marketing their children. Both should be ashamed of their behaviors and I just hope those 8 kids are affected least as possible.

Morgan on

What happened to Deanna Hummel???

Gina on

Will NOT buy these clothes and I hope he’s a failure as a business man as he was a husband and father.

Don’t tell me this girl (pig) didn’t have anything to do with him getting earrings and deciding to leave his family.

I feel so sorry for his kids. If Kate starts to date, I really hope she keeps in VERY private.

Karen on

ahhhhh…… I’m sure Kate will be stepping out with the bodyguard before we know it! She is just playing her cards right….. The spouse that can prove infidelity will get more, Jon is simply making it easier on her! Needless to say, WHO CARES!! They both deserve what is being handed down to them, had they kept their family and their personal lives out of the spotlight instead of pimping the children out on national TV none of this would be happening! Maybe in the future they will realize money is the root of all evil..

Anje on

Anyone else thinks she sort of looks like Kate in the face?

jENN on

He disgust me. I used to be all for him but now it seems he’s the money hungry one now. Its sad because the kids are the ones who will suffer. People really are selfish.

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