Jon Gosselin seen out on a date with a tabloid reporter, claims he didn’t have affair

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Jon Gosselin has purchased a two bedroom bachelor pad on the upper west side of New York City and was seen moving his stuff in over the weekend. The Huffington Post has Jon’s address and what he’s likely paying in rent – between 4-5 thousand a month.

Kate and her eight kids were seen in New York this weekend, where security at a building she visited got in some kind of altercation with paparazzi. Apparently paparazzi were gathered outside a photoshoot that the Gosselins were doing for TLC with other reality stars including the Duggar family. The photographers were harassing Kate and the kids, and security guards resorted to using tables, umbrellas and boards to hold the paparazzi at bay. Kate’s security guards were not involved, according to this report, and were focused on guarding the kids:

Kate Gosselin’s Saturday business trip to New York City turned suddenly – and briefly – sour when photographers trying to take her picture were blocked by security guards outside a photo studio.

Earlier in the day, Gosselin and her eight children had checked into a midtown Manhattan hotel to prepare for a TLC photo shoot that afternoon, which also included the Duggar family and the stars of the network’s reality show The Little Couple.

Sometime after 3 p.m., Kate and her kids left the hotel and were followed by a pack of photographers. But when the group arrived at the City Stage studio in the Chelsea neighborhood, security guards attempted to keep the photographers back using umbrellas, styrofoam boards and folding event tables, according to an eyewitness.

Kate’s own security detail tried to keep the children out of harm’s way and rushed them into the studio. “It must have been very upsetting for the kids,” says one observer.

Jon Gosselin was not seen during the disturbance. Earlier in the day, he was spotted moving belongings, including a flat-screen TV, into his new apartment on Broadway.

The New York Police Department’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information had no information on the incident, and efforts to confirm details TLC have so far been unsuccessful.

[From People]

Dad Jon is also in New York and was spotted out on what looked like a date with a tabloid reporter on Saturday night. There were four other people out to dinner with them and it looks like the journalist was more than happy to be photographed outside the restaurant with Jon. He seems mildly amused, and I would bet he’s hooking up with her:

The “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star had dinner with ANOTHER Kate — Star magazine reporter Kate Major — at upper East Side eatery Accademia di Vino on Saturday night, and sources say that Major believes the two are becoming more than “just friends.”

“Kate has a tendency to blur the lines between ‘work’ and ‘friendship,’” says one source.

“This isn’t the first time she’s gotten close to someone she’s reporting on.”

The pal says that the senior reporter has gotten a little too involved when working on stories involving Lindsay Lohan and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.

Adds a second friend, “Kate was sent to Jon’s Pennsylvania home on Thursday to report for her magazine, which is when she and Jon set up the Saturday meeting [while he was in town to do promos for his show with his soon-to-be ex-wife and kids].

“If it was simply a work thing, couldn’t they have just spoken on the phone or met for coffee?

“Meeting a subject for dinner — on a Saturday night, no less — is a pretty bold move.”
One eyewitness to Saturday night’s date reports, “They looked very friendly. When they were leaving the restaurant, the paparazzi wanted to take photos of Jon alone — they didn’t know who she was, but she got into the shot anyway.”

Added a second restaurant patron, “Jon and Kate were there in a group of six people, but they came and left together, and sat beside one another all night.”

Reps for both Gosselin and Star did not respond to calls for comment by deadline, but when we contacted Major, she did very little to kill any rumors.

“I have no comment,” she commented.

“There was no date. Jon and I are just friends.”

[From The NY Daily News]

So much for Jon’s new girlfriend, Hailey Glassman. I wonder if Jon told her that he was having a business meeting on a Saturday night.

People Magazine has a new story from “a source close to Jon Gosselin” that claims that he didn’t start dating Hailey until after Kate filed for divorce. The source is likely Jon himself, considering that he’s on the cover of People with an exclusive interview this week. People’s “source” also claims that Jon never cheated on Kate with Deanna Hummel. US Weekly had video of Jon sneaking out of Deanna’s house in the morning along with statements from her brother that he overheard them having sex. Sure Jon was only friends with the girl. Why is People so willing to post his side of the story? Is an exclusive interview with Jon Gosselin really worth all that much?

Photos are from 7/18/09. Credit: INFPhoto.com

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  1. bros says:

    god these people! why is kate still wearing her wedding ring? where does jon find his neverending source of douchtastic sustenance? why does american consumer culture make it possible for people who happened to pop out 8 children and should be scrimping and saving to now have millions in the bank and pay 5,000 a month in rent in manhattan? sick sick sick.

  2. PrincessJay says:

    In that 4th picture where she’s holding hands of two of her kids, Kate’s looking pretty buff in the arms…wonder if she’s been hitting the gym gearing up for a smackdown that she’s ready to lay on Jon? lol Wishful thinking I guess…

  3. bros says:

    no princessjay, she has been working out with her personal trainer in the gym they have in their house. paid for by TLC. because this is what makes the most sense: working out and getting nails done and tanning when you HAVE 8 KIDS, which makes no sense because moms I know dont have time to do any of that and they have ONE kid.

  4. PrincessJay says:

    oh…well…like i said, wishful thinking lol

  5. gg says:

    I totally agree with the above comments. Why does this idiot have to live in Manhattan??? He’s pissing away all their money, which is stupid when you have 8 kids your wife talked you into having.

    Totally changing the subject … How on earth does he manage to have a tanned forehead, and nowhere else? He looks a fool, from every angle.

    They all need to just hide somewhere in middle America. Everywhere they go it causes problems – for the city cops, for the kids, etc. Just a pain in the arse.

  6. Linda says:

    Will these parents do the right thing already and cancel their show and STOP putting these children into this type of situation!!!

    Hello – take a tip from Charlie Sheen – yes I’m going to use Charlie Sheen as an example of a great parent – he fought Denise to ensure his children’s privacy and that they not be used in her reality show – she fought back saying it was o.k. – Charlie was right – it wasn’t o.k.

    Kate, as a mother – STOP using your kids to make a living!!!

  7. HEB says:

    They should have just siked the Duggar boys on those photogs, they love having their picture taken

  8. Fire says:

    Yeah, I’m sure cops in NYC have better things to do than protect them from the paps…

  9. Zanna says:

    Stepping out with a tabloid reporter? Talk about sleeping with the enemy.

  10. alibeebee says:

    i have one word for this man he’s a total DOUCHE! I thought Jon was a little douchy but maybe misunderstood. now I know he’s a douche and Kate Well Im surprised she’s stepped up.

  11. Wow says:

    @ Bros – she’s trying to play the sympathy card by wearing that wedding ring.

    @PrincessJay – she’s buffing up in hopes of trying to get her former bodyguard to continue to be with her instead of his wife. lol.

    I will give Kate credit on one thing though – she looks great and is smart to keep herself up. She’ll have no trouble finding another married man to be with if Steve the Bodyguard chooses not to return.

    As for Jon – Zanna, you nailed it. But I am still glad he is at least enjoying his life out of “jail”. But I am super jealous that he can afford his place in the city. Correction: I am super jealous that his children can afford a place in the city. ;-)

  12. whatever says:

    Jon and Kate are vermin’s and a stain on society. They need to take care of their kids and get jobs that do not require them exploiting their already exploited kids.

    PA white trash.

  13. MSat says:

    “where does jon find his neverending source of douchtastic sustenance? ”

    I’ll tell you where – it’s all these people who blame Kate for everything and think Jon is a helpless victim who is just sowing his oats after being abused for all these years. He can do no wrong in their eyes. The sympathy he gets from Kate haters has totally inflated his ego and he really thinks he is cool.

    VOMIT.

  14. the original kate says:

    “How on earth does he manage to have a tanned forehead, and nowhere else? He looks a fool, from every angle.”

    gg – that made me spew coffee! LMAO. god, he is a total douchebag.

  15. Melissa says:

    what a dumb blonde!

  16. Julie says:

    This guy is a mess. He needs to stop hanging out with all these women and hang out with his own kids instead.

  17. JuniperGreen says:

    Actually, Bros, working out is something everyone should do, a mother with 8 kids definitely needs the energy and endorphins. I mean, seriously? Vilifying her for getting healthy?

  18. teehee says:

    Yeah, he is ‘just friends with the girls that he DID cheat with and have sex with indeed. He can say that truthfully, becuase in his heart and mind, he has no feelings or regard for them, even though he builds a ‘relationship’ with them— relationship only so he can get what he needs — which is ego validation plus/through sexual expression.
    But in a different view, someone you consider a ‘friend’ deserves far better than to be used like that– to have someone walk in and out of their life with no real connection or regard whilst his actions do who knows what to them, emotionally.
    ‘Just friends’ indeed, because he is capable of giving no more than that, at the very most. He is a blurry-visioned and immature person who needs to realize who he is and what he needs, plus his own responsibility for getting into the situations that he does.
    Then, maybe he can begin building fulfilling relationships with women he can better respect because he can finally respect HIMSELF.

  19. angie says:

    Hello….Jon when you date women while you are married it is called an affair.It doesn’t matter if you have filed for divorce. It hasn’t been finalized. Imagine the taunts and sneers your poor children will have to endure. Oh thats right you dont give a crap. Keep on rollin Kate!!!!

  20. bros says:

    junipergreen: if kate were taking care of her 8 kids, she would have spent all her energy on that and would have none left over for her obviously intensive workouts, which, when taken as a whole with the other time investments evident on her person, are part of her larger vanity/greed complex. im not vilifying her for ‘getting healthy.’ im vilifying her for letting a staff take care of her kids, while she profits off the fruits of her womb and only mothers for the camera, because the rest of the time she is at the day spa.

  21. Jasmine says:

    He is SOOOOO UGLY!!!

    and why the hell does he keep getting so much press

    he’s not even important

  22. angie says:

    maybe haileys dad will give him some butt implants. he needs em

  23. CeeJay says:

    Oh let him piss away all of the cash. At that rental rate he’ll be booted within a year or two..unless someone else is paying for the apartment? I have lost any and all respect for this tool. Just one more tool in a long line of tools.

  24. Katharine Jaynes says:

    How can he pay between 4-5 thousand per month and support 8 children?!?!?

    I live in NYC. My husband and I pay 3500 for a 2 bedroom place.

    I am an attorney. My husband is in business. We just had our first baby and are just making ends meet.

    Last time I checked, Jon was unemployed. (Unless you count reality tv star)

    This man has no way to pay his family’s bills, let alone go off galavanting in a NYC bachelor pad. Not even counting how much he’s going to spend on dinner and drinks for all these fancy new girlfriends.

    His kids have been exploited on this terrible reality show for years. They AT LEAST deserve for dad to put that 4-5- thousand a month away in a savings account for their college education (s).

    Kate should take away Jon’s parenting rights. In my opinion, when you have children, and you chose to become responsible for another life, the focus moves off you. When you put your young (working!) children’s future in a precarious place because you’ve made irresponsibile financial choices, it should be considered a form a child abuse. Jon and Kate have made millions on their show. The kids should each have a trust fund in their name to pay for school, as capital to start a business, to buy a home, etc, etc. NOT PAYING FOR JONS SLEEZY BACHELOR PAD.

    Sorry for the rant.
    This just frusterates the heck out of me! I hope Kate gets everything in the divorce settlement. At least she’s not trying to relive a lost youth. Jon is pathetic.

  25. lola says:

    Kate is looking buff and better than ever. And really who doesn’t work on improving themselves after the end of a big relationship.
    Even tho she has 8 kids She can find time to work out BROS, once you have kids doesn’t mean you have to forget about yourself and quit being an individual.
    Anyways she doesn’t have custoday all the time now Jon has kid times givinh her plenty of time for herself.