Woman busted with Jon Gosselin says “we’re just friends”

Jon Gosselin at a bar in February
US Weekly is running a cover story in their latest issue that features a photo of TLC reality star Jon Gosselin of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” in his car at 2am with another woman. Gosselin was partying at a bar without his wedding ring, but claims that the woman was just a friend and that he was letting her drive his new car, a white Nissan Nismo Z which retails at $37,000 and up. Gosselin is unemployed and he and his wife Kate live off the income from their reality show with their eight children. This isn’t the first time he’s been photographed out drinking at bars without his wife.

According to the woman seen with Jon, his story is accurate and they’re just friends.

“We’re just friends,” Deanna Hummel, 23, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It’s absurd that anyone would think otherwise.”

According to Hummel, she met Gosselin through a mutual pal a couple of months ago. Since then, the two have been hanging out – as part of a group of friends, not as couple. The social outings have included visits to each other’s houses and nights out on the town, but always with others there, and it’s always all innocent, according to Hummel.

“We just talk and socialize, the normal things you do when you see friends,” says Hummel.

Hummel admits that the two did show up at Legends Bar in Reading, Pa., recently, but says a published photo of her driving Gosselin’s car has been misinterpreted. “He just got this new car and I wanted to drive it. I’m into cars,” she says. “We all have guy and girl friends. Because of who he is, it gets portrayed the wrong way, and it’s unfair to him and his family.”

She also adamantly denies that Gosselin called her “babe” while heading to his car. “He did not by any means call me ‘babe,’ ” she says. “Nobody calls me babe. That made me laugh.”

What she doesn’t find funny, though, is being linked to a married man. “He’s a very nice guy, don’t get me wrong. But he’s married with eight children,” says Hummel, who is single. She adds that Gosselin “has a great family life. I would never ever think to pursue anything.”

After reports broke last week that Gosselin had been spotted out late at night with a woman who is not his wife, he released a statement saying he’d shown “poor judgment.”

“My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them,” he added.

[From People]

This week’s National Enquirer says that not only was Jon photographed with that woman – he was also caught making out with her in a stairwell by the hotel bar. The two didn’t get a room, though. There’s some speculation that the woman is actually one of the Gosselin’s unseen nannies or maids, as they’re said to have plenty of hired help that they hide from the cameras. It’s suspicious that Jon was seen out without his wedding ring and that he’s partying so much when he has a wife and eight kids at home. Many of you who watch this show say that they have a dysfunctional relationship and that Kate is often nagging Jon, who can be passive aggressive towards her. Even if Jon isn’t cheating, it doesn’t bode well for his relationship if he’s out with other women in the middle of the night.

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  1. MSat says:

    Yeah. ‘Cause a 23-year-old single girl has SOOO much in common with a married father of 8. They just talk and talk and talk. BFF’s I’m sure.

    I remember getting the “we’re just friends” story from my ex when he was cheating with a woman he worked with. I didn’t believe it then and I sure as hell don’t believe it now!

  2. HEB says:

    So now Jon is a huge idiot for two reasons…being with Kate…and going out on the town with a young girl while he’s married…he just can’t win in the women department!

    You know Kate is severely punishing him though…worse than before so…he probably doesn’t need all of us wagging a finger at him also.

  3. nena says:

    Who the hell wants a unemployed man with 8 kids!…well maybe someone… without BRAIN.

  4. Kait says:

    While I wouldn’t blame him for cheating, I don’t think he was. If him being out without a wedding ring is the big symbol of their marriage being over, mine is screwed. My husband and I forget our wedding rings all the time and it’s completely innocent.

    The person I feel bad for in all of this is the woman he was photographed with. She may not be famous but she has family and friends and a life – all of a sudden everyone she knows is probably questioning her about whether or not she’s messing around with a married man.

    Jon and Kate need to just take all the money they’ve made, walk away from TLC and the show, and live as normal of a life as they can muster from all of this. Let their kids be kids and not have cameras all in their business all the time.

  5. guest says:

    oh please.

  6. photo jojo says:

    I call shenanigans. “Forgetting” your wedding ring is one thing – it happens. But please, anyone who has seen this show and listened to the harpie that IS Kate Gosselin, tell me that you believe she is gonna buy this load of crap from him. I guarantee you that she staples his wedding band on him! I don’t think these people know how to function without cameras in their face. What started out as a cute look into a hectic life has become a BRAND and these two adults not only allowed it to happen, they invited it! So guess what, you reap what you sow. The downside for getting $25K a week for TLC to invade your lives is that they bring a whole pack of vermin with them. Good luck cleaning THIS one up!

  7. Your Friend says:

    he looks soooo wasted in that photo

  8. bros says:

    he definitely has the asian glow going on. my guess is at least 7 drinks. what is a late 30’s/early 40’s (i dont know how old he is) father of 8 doing with a 23 year old? the only reason she is with him is because she likes being close to someone ‘famous’ and smells $$ and opportunity.

  9. RhymesWithSilver says:

    I wouldn’t blame him for cheating- no human being has ever had to live under the conditions the Gosselins have set up for themselves, with all those kids and cameras. Jon has no space at all- most men would have lost their minds long ago. If he his hanging out with 23-year-olds and getting trashed, it’s more like a cry for help.

  10. kiki says:

    comment # 7 he looks wasted in that photo.
    thats the Asian Glow, Asian people cant tolerate alcohol even after one beer they get red and puffy and tipsy. Its a real thing and hes hanging out at bars…ha haa
    What If the woman gets Pregnant?
    yes they do employ a whole army of nannies and housekeepers
    its a shame they started out finding a way to support ALL those kids then after plastic surgery for Kate, tummy tuck and Hair plugs for Jon and vacations they could never afford they became this greedy resentful couple to each other and the public. Those Kids they pimp out are in the entertainment field just like any other child actor I hope theres bank accounts set up for them they are the Losers here.

  11. Gigohead says:

    Yep. “We are just friends”. I hear that before. I think he and her are the perfect pair. No wonder Kate is so annoyed with him. He’s a total loser.

  12. ! says:


    Guest said it best. Oh please. I’m a mid 20s young woman and I can guaranfuckingtee I do not have any 37 year old family men as my friends. I have no use for a man that age except for sex. How could we possibly be friends? How could I have a conversation with them? They’re in a completely different place in their life than me. What would I personally have in common or have to talk about with someone with several kids?

    Not buying it. Period. 23 year old women do not have innocent friendships with 37 year old family men. A woman with integrity would have insisted on Kate being present, out of respect for their marriage.

  13. Bri says:

    He is terribly ugly. Ew.

  14. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Seriously, all you have to do is watch that show for maybe two or three episodes and you’d know just how miserable this guy is and how much he hates his life.

    Heck, even the early episodes when they were a tiny bit happier are bad. The later ones are just awful, you almost can’t watch, she’s so horrible.

    If I treated my husband the way she does hers, seriously, he’d be saying either cut it out immediately or I’m outta here. No way would he put up with that kind of demeaning infantile treatment. But he has self-respect. This guy? Does not.

  15. The skinny says:

    I’ve seen that show. If he treated his wife the way she treats him no one would think it funny.

    They would think it grounds for an order of protection from an abusive spouse.

  16. Apres Ski says:

    Jon needs a serious break from the wife, kids, and the show!! He needs to recharge his batteries which he is trying to do, but he’s doing it in the public eye . . . that’s wrong!!!

    He needs to get away by himself and stay there until he’s got himself together. This way, he’s always going to be ridiculed for what & how he’s doing this.

  17. eml says:

    no matter how she treats him, that doesn’t excuse him stepping out on her. and has anyone ever thought that she treats him like this because he’s been stepping out on her for a while and she has known about long before the media figured it out? i’m not saying she’s not pretty awful to him, but i’m going to venture a guess and say that he’s brought some (most) of that on himself… wouldn’t you be pissed at your husband if he was out at night drinking while you’re home with the kids? i seriously doubt that his behavior is a recently acquired habit but rather the media has only recently caught wind of it.

  18. courtney says:

    jon isn’t that old, he’s only early 30’s. not excusing or chastising anything, just stating a fact.

  19. Alice says:

    He’s 32 – He’s had a lot of crap thrown on him at a young age. Sounds like he’s trying to recapture some of that youth that he missed out on.

  20. J says:

    Yeah I thought he was in his early 30s? And of course he’s “unemployed”. Those people make bank off those TLC shows

  21. Brittany says:

    mid-life crisis.

  22. Codzilla says:

    I’ve never watched the show, but judging from the comments on all the Gosselin-related threads, Kate sounds like the antichrist. That doesn’t excuse his infidelity, though.

  23. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    eml: they’re both douchenozzles.

  24. Gretchen says:

    There must be trouble brewing ’cause if you noticed in his released statement he said: “. . . and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them . . .” Also, notice she claims to have visited his house, and vice versa, but never mentions Kate. How do you say you’ve been to the Gosselin home and never mention Kate The Great!?!?! Hmmm???

  25. the original kate says:

    @ alice: what “crap” has he had thrown at him? his wife did not get pregnant on her own, you know. and it’t not as if he was unaware of cameras filming him. he made his bed, he either needs to lie in it or get out of it.

  26. Laura says:

    I LOVE KATE! She is an amazing and strong woman. There is no way ANYONE could deal with all the stress that comes with 8 children without having “moments.” They both nag each other, Kate barks at Jon, Jon makes little side comments about her all the time.. They both have a lot on their plates and I wish he wasnt a DOG and cheating on her! They have beautiful children and he should think of them the next time he decides to hang out with his 23 year old “biffer”…

  27. Zoe says:

    To anyone claiming Jon needs “a break” from the show, he and Kate are the ones who had the brilliant idea of exploiting their entire family for every cent they are worth. What break does he need? Jon quit his job! Neither of them works and lets their children support them. As for the people who don’t blame Jon for cheating – what kind of sickness is that? I’m sorry, I know Kate sucks, but that’s no excuse for someone to lower their own standards, two wrongs don’t fix anything. Those two seem to be prioritize everything but the real needs of their children who deserve a normal life and not the circus they created. I don’t know how anyone can support Jon or Kate, they live entirely off their kids, keep lying to the media and public about how poor they are when they make over $70,000 an episode and are millionaires so sponsors will keep giving them freebies for their children to sell and for free vacations, and they have managed to alienate their own family from their lives because of their selfish horrible choices. It’s not a coincidence the house that THEY DIDN’T PAY FOR is in Pennsylvania, child labor laws would make the show illegal to produce in California or NYC. Just ask Octomom who is being sued for the same thing. Those children deserve the same rights and protection any others do. If you don’t believe me, just read up on what happened to other celebrity multiples whose parents made careers off of them. Sick.

  28. Ggirl says:

    The entire TLC network has run the multiple kids thing into the ground anyway. None of it is “reality”. The only show I have been a big fan of is Little People Big World and even now all of their success threatens to take away the very thing I loved about the show when it first started: authenticity. Now the entire family takes all of these vacations that the average family can’t afford. However, LPBW does try to keep it educational. As for Jon and Kate, Jon seems to be begging for an exit. Give it to the man already!! He will just have to adjust to working for a living.

  29. kai says:

    and a little side note what the hell type of world do we live in where women (kate & octomom) are spitting out children like little litters of puppies stop breeding people the US is already over populated we dont need u prozac nut case fame hungry talentless fake ass moms helping the decline in our precious economy. GET JOBS!! like real moms and dads and stop living off my damn tax $ and cable tv sucks ass for promoting & producing this type of fuckery. geezus

  30. Ana says:

    “He has a great family life?” I think she’s lying out her teeth.
    Sorry, she is too informed and too close to be just friends.
    Why doesn’t she mention Kate, has she not met her? If my husband were going to be friends with a woman then I would expect to get to know her too. Which doesn’t mean that it would prevent cheating, but still it seems odd to me.
    I think they’re already split up.

  31. Cinderella says:

    He just wants to be 23 again. And I would put money down that he’s hit it at least a few times.

    Some people think they’ve already split but are still doing the show for extra $$$.

    Funny, I haven’t heard Kate’s response to all of this. If she were caught off guard, I think we’d hear something.

  32. Kirakat says:

    Pull the stick out!

  33. Michele says:

    I think this guy is ugly and he needs to grow the hell up, get a real job and start supporting these kids like a real man, instead of pimping them out. If he is so unhappy, get a freaking divorce. I don’t buy that just friends nonsense either. Like one correspondent said, what does a 23 year old with no kids have in common with a married man with 8 kids that were supported by the public. I think we need to stop buying into people like Kate and Octomom period.

  34. WoodinVirginia says:

    8 Kids? Age 32 And you haven’t sowed all your Wild oats already? RU dumb or a late starter.

    THe Child Support people own ALL your earnings for the next 25 years at least buster. You should have thought about this before you CAME. 2 Late now to be NOT thinking.
    No second go round with that many kids to support. If I were you I would come back home on my hands & knees and try to make it work. Otherwise you’ll be a fool for the rest of your life!