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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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Debbie on

I’ll never wonder about Kate and which one failed in this relationship again! Look at what a putz she’s had to try to raise 8 kids with! Jon lied to all of us when he was caught with his gf ..and brought up Kate’s tummy tuck to divert us from the truth. He isn’t “just friends” with the Glassman family (as he said after pics surfaced of him with them Memorial weekend), he’s a future son-in-law of them. No one likes being lied to ….TEAM KATE!!

Tee on

I have watched this show since it was a 2 hr special on Discovery channel. I had a piece of sympathy for Jon being a young parent with an outspoken wife. I am so dissapointed in seeing him holding hands with a girl that was 14 when he married the mother of his children. I’m floored the more this evloves the less I want to know. Rediculous!!!

T on

TMZ shows them puffing away on cigarettes. Daughter of surgeon smoking like a chimney. He’s not even divorced yet. GREAT role models.

Emilee on

I am really disturbed at how many people are supporting Jon and bashing Kate because she bashed him for years and treated him like a child. From what I have seen he does not know how to be a man. He was comfortable in a relationship in which he was being led and ruled because he didn’t think for himself and did not tell her that he didn’t like the control. Kate is raising EIGHT children. Obviously, that requires A LOT of control to make it flow right. Her husband had NO backbone and just floated through everything now, everyone is treating him like a child and coddling him because he “took so much” from Kate. He chose to be there. He chose to F around on his family. He sucks, he is not a good father, he is not a good man right now and he should be ashamed.

LC on

you have got to be kidding! I hope no one in their right mind will buy these clothes. He leaves his children to jetset off around the world and he’s worried about starting a clothing line for children — Give me a fricken break… Kathy Griffin said it best! He’s a no good….. bleep, bleeppppp beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepppp

lexie on

is it me or does she look like Kate? in any case this is kind of sick

Kate cheated on

She cheated first I believe, so what do you think of that, those who are judging Jon? Also, she is extremely superficial and that strange hair that sticks up in the back…what the H%$^&?

Tami on

This guy truly disgusts me. Say what you will about Kate, but whenever she opens her mouth, the first thing that comes out is how much she cares about her kids. I really believe that. Jon, on the other hand, always seems to think of them as an after-thought. He’ll chime in with a “Me too” or “Yeah, I love my kids too”, but he NEVER refers to them first … it’s always about HIM first. He’s a selfish, self-centered person who will never be truly happy. I kinda pity him. Kate’s better off without him. She needs a strong man who won’t be a doormat and will stand up to her.

Jessica on

What is he thinking? Parading around with his girlfriend..throwing it in his wifes face. My how fast he replaced Kate…typical guy. He should be with his family, what will his kids think of him? I feel sorry for Kate being home a lot with eight kids,while he’s on vacation..the children need BOTH parents not one full time & the other very part time. Last time I read Jon & Kate are NOT yet divorced..still married is still married!!!

Robert on

This guy is as annoying as that Pratt kid. Get rid of him!

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