Jon Gosselin spent hundreds on gifts for his mistress

I finally got a chance to read US Weekly’s cover story with the details of Jon Gosselin’s alleged affair with a 23 year-old teacher from Reading, Pennsylvania. Both Jon and the other woman, Deanna Hummel, have denied the story, which was told by Deanna’s brother, Jason, with confirmation from “five sources,” including her cousin, who also went on the record to say “there’s speculation among the family that something’s going on between Deanna and Jon.” Deanna said Jason is trying to get back at her for kicking him out of the home they share, and she dismissed him as a former drug dealer who has had multiple run-ins with the law. The account in US Weekly of Deanna and Jon’s relationship is compelling, though, and includes corroborating details that we haven’t heard yet.

So far we’ve seen video of Jon leaving Deanna’s home early in the morning, and a photo of Deanna sunbathing on the lawn at Jon’s parents’ home as he sat nearby. “Unemployed” reality star Jon is also said to have spent hundreds on expensive gifts for Deanna, including a nearly $300 purse that US Weekly has the receipt for along with confirmation from the store where Jon shopped. Deanna’s brother also suspects that his sister’s new diamond watch is a gift from Jon:

One of the ways to his mistress’ heart? Expensive presents. “He gave her a Cole Haan bag,” Jason says of the $295 Pixie Straw Collection bag that Jon FedExed, with receipt (shown in US print edition), to the Hummels’ home. A store clerk confirms to US that Jon shopped at Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive store on March 25, while traveling with Kate. As for other gifts, Jason points to his sister’s new diamond watch. “She never could have afford the watch, and it’s not a style she would have picked out,” Jason says.

[From US Weekly, print edition, May 18, 2009]

There are plenty of funny quotes from Jason in the article. You’ve already heard the one where he claimed to have overheard his sister getting it on with Jon and called it “gross” and “nast”. He also described the moment he first saw Jon coming over, bearing 1/2 a pizza, chips and an iced tea.

I remember the first night he came over, in mid-February. She opens the door and I’m like, “Oh my God, Deanna, come on.” He came over with dinner, which was totally pathetic. He brought, like, a half-eaten box of pizza, a bag of chips and iced tea. It looked like a pizza that Kate had already eaten. I felt like going into the kitchen and dragging this guy out of my house.

[From US Weekly, print edition, May 18, 2009]

Jason called Gosselin “dumb” and a “moron” as he explained his clumsy courtship of his sister, saying he didn’t try hard enough to hide the affair. It looks like Gosselin didn’t have to bother, considering that his girlfriend’s sister was the one he had to worry about, not the paparazzi or random witnesses.

Kate Gosselin has said that she’s “hesitant to believe” that her husband has been stepping out on her, and blamed the tabloids for blowing up what she considers a non-story. There’s speculation as to how their TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ will address the infidelity rumors. The show is sure to get many more viewers looking for trouble now that the news is out. Kate claimed that the show “will address the bigger picture, regarding the very public focus on our family and the stress it’s caused in our relationship, but not necessarily any specific tabloid.” The show’s fifth season premieres in just two weeks and as MSNBC’s The Scoop points out, they’d do well to show the family having problems as a lot of people will be tuning in looking for some drama.

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  1. HEB says:

    Jon is dumb for paying retail for that ugly purse.

  2. Linda says:

    I hope Jon remember to use a coupon or Kate is really going to be mad!

  3. guest says:


  4. Lizzard says:

    How is it he was able to sneak off to Cole Haan to buy a purse when in Beverly Hills with his wife? Besides that, wouldn’t Kate have found credit card receipts for some of these expensive gifts? Or, see that large amounts of money were taken out at ATMs around the same time?

    I think Jon and his skank think we’re all pretty stupid and I feel bad so bad for those kids. Before these stories and rumors started you never really saw this family in any of the tabloids. Yeah they had a reality show, but the kids probably didn’t have to worry about the paparrazi’s very much and all of a sudden they’re being hounded by the media. How do you explain that to kids?

    I heard rumors that Kate was having an affair with her personal trainer, (or Jon thought she was) and that’s why Jon stepped out too. Whichever way you look at it, it’s clearly not a very healthy marriage at the moment.

    Is Jon really “unemployed”? How can he not work when he has that many kids to support? I doubt they get paid that much for the show.

  5. J-Lin says:

    Where do you get off spending money freely when you have eight kids? He’s such a simpleton.

  6. Obvious says:

    I feel bad for the kids. I have real empathy for Jon. His wife is a complete Shrew-while I don’t think it condones cheating-nothing does, I can see that if this woman was nice to him and cared about him he might be led to it. Maybe if Kate were a little more human it never would have happened.

  7. Lola says:

    I always amazed how far media would go to humuliate people. It’s just gross, and it will definitely affect Kate, Jon, their children. People, please have little compassion, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, but some things are just shoudl not be left for public to laugh. It’s just gross, and very very unhuman. Leave them alone! If most people would boycott somehow unsupported claims,that affect children and families, then media would not be able to make big bucks on somebody’s sorrow.

  8. Jane Q. Doe says:

    I don’t understand why people keep emphasizing that Jon & Kate are “unemployed.” He was an IT tech, she was a nurse when the show started. They quit because they’re getting paid big bucks by TLC, and regardless if you approve of the concept/execution of their show, wouldn’t you quit your job if you could, too?
    They aren’t Octomom, living off state assistance.
    I don’t know why this particular aspect of this whole sordid story irks me so…

  9. okay... says:

    Somehow I don’t see Kate wanting to have sex with anyone. She’s so uptight and I’m sure she would find it much too messy. ;)

  10. kiki says:

    dont Ever showcase your family or marriage on a Reality show.
    it ends up bad.
    the moment they let cameras record their lives, all bets are off . The kids however did not sign up to be on public display.
    they both turned into monsters but gee they got a nice Huge house out it.

  11. yadira says:

    LOL @ half eaten pizza. That is pathetic

  12. HEB says:

    Ha ha Okay…
    She didn’t have to have sex to get pregnant so I guess she never needs to!

  13. tess says:

    if he waves the purse on the show..then the manufacturers will pay for it…voila! free gift. problem solved. maybe he could even get a free one for kate? ah, the joys of product placement on reality tv.

    personally, i’m fed up. i want that show off the air. these days j&k is about personalities, not about living with multiples.

  14. UrbanRube says:

    I think Kate is too harsh with Jon, but he *is* like her ninth child–waits to be told what to do and clearly won’t step up to the plate as a proactive father. So the whole family system is dysfunctional and he’s what shrinks call the “identified patient,” meaning the whole system’s screwed up, but he’s the one committing the obvious sin and it’s probably just a sign that he’s looking for a way out.

  15. sarcra says:

    “I doubt they get paid that much for the show.”

    I think they get paid a lot, plus they get paid for speaking engagements all around the country, and have a new book out. I don’t think he would have been able to quit his job if they weren’t making some serious money from the show and their fame.

  16. Linda says:

    Do the math – it is reported that they make around $60K per episode and last year they had 41 episodes!

  17. Lizzard says:

    I just meant in the grand scheme of things I doubted they got paid all that much. While 60K an episode is a bit more than what I would have expected that’s basically 6K per person per episode which is alot to me and you but not a lot when you look at what other people make on shows.

    Also, the average public school tuition is about 7K currently which is only going up at alarming rates so who knows. If the kids want to go to private the average is about 26K a year currently. By the time these kids see college it will be ridiculously expensive.

  18. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Well, they moved into a mansion that was 1.3 million dollars. Believe me, they are RAKING it in. She probably would not have even noticed a couple hundred bucks on a purse, seriously.

  19. hmm says:

    The reality is that they have lived off of contributions for years and the big payday they receive from TLC and speaking engagements means they can simply exploit their children without getting outside employment. They are no different from Octomom, they are all profiting from birthing multiples, no matter how you look at it and one is not better than the other. It’s obvious that the only time they are caring for their children is when the cameras are rolling. They pop up on talk shows and at book signings all over the country, who’s watching the kids?

  20. boomchakaboom says:

    It cracks me up that it’s reported that he “spent HUNDREDS”, like that is an exorbitant amount. Not thousands, but hundreds. LOL!

  21. skldfj says:

    where can we see the video/pics?

  22. j. ferber says:

    The detail of the half-eaten pizza is bound to be true. No one makes up such a specific detail. He is a clumsy suitor (but that’s the least of his problems).

  23. missy says:

    why does anyone care about these people?

  24. aleach says:

    ha my favorite part is when the brother (my new favorite person, by the way! :) ) says the pizza “looked like its been half-eaten by kate” lol, what exactly does a kate gosselin-half-eaten-pizza look like?

  25. jaym says:

    Jon was turned off by his wife’s voice, which sounds exactly like ellen degeneres.

  26. Magsy says:

    It’s just too many kids at the same age, same time, all requiring lots and lots of love and attention and maintenance, as all children rightly deserve. Maybe people should really think twice before having or adopting so many kids like they’re pets, like hamsters or guinea pigs. It was ony a matter of time before the strain got to both of them. They lost each other in their kids.