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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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Susan from Texas on

Pray that Kate & kids find a GOOD man. Good riddance to Jon.

Jessj1234 on

WTF?? This didn’t just happen over night. She must have been seeing her for awhile. I really don’t care for kate. But this young tramp is a home wrecker! Does she have any morals?

R. on

Guess he didn’t consider having a girlfriend “cheating” on Kate before the papers were filed since they were basically separated. Why does the media keep reporting on these fools?

Amie on

I’m totally disgusted by Jon!! Seems he is totally using his children for personal financial gain…again! And why does his girlfriend have a role in this?!? How long could they have been dating?

Marcy on

He really turned out to be a scumbag. And, to think, at first I thought that Kate was the annoying one. She should be happy she’s gotten rid of him, and she should move on with her life. Much luck, Kate!!

Elaine on

Man..she looks like Kate.

Jennifer on

Hey Ed Hardy!!! Real genius plan you have here. Most children’s clothes are bought by their mother’s. What mother in her right mind would purchase clothes designed by a cheating husband and his mistress and then modeled by his exploited kids?
I hope Kate takes him to the cleaners and takes more than half of his new “designer” money.
What an ass.

kim on

Jon and Kate arent even divorced yet. And he’s off with his new girl toy. If Katie did this Jon would be screaming unfit mother.

Stacey on

what? so now he is just gonna use his children as dolls,say he spent time with them and then go out with a hoe???wtf???

Leah on

What’s worse is he wasn’t speaking to her at all she said and then was trying to make like it was her fault for because she had called all the shots or something to that effect. She was a strong woman trying to hold her family together, she has 8 kids how could she just sit around all meek with no opinions, with 8 children you have to be on top of everything, making decisions and strong all of the time. There is nothing wrong with her taking charge to lead and care for her family. He had just heard other talk about her strong or bossy personality and tried to use that as an out. How evil!

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