Hailey Glassman and Jon Gosselin
A month after hitting St. Tropez hand-in-hand with Jon Gosselin, Hailey Glassman calls the Jon & Kate Plus 8 patriarch her "first love" and denies having had a hand in the Gosselins' split.
The 22-year-old, daughter of Kate Gosselin's plastic surgeon, says her friendship with the reality dad began when he stayed at her parents' house and it soon evolved into something more.
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"He was living in my house, the person I joked around with. He was sad and bored, I was home and bored," Glassman tells E! Online.
Glassman says the duo started dating in May, a month before the Gosselins' divorce announcement, but that she had nothing to do with the breakup. She says the couple had been separated for "months." "Jon and Kate have moved on with their lives — it's only the viewers who haven't moved on," she says.
Three weeks after the Gosselins' announcement, Jon jetted off to St. Tropez with Glassman, and the two became the talk — and covers — of the tabloids. But Glassman insists she's not dating Jon to get famous.
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"I'm not some fame whore," she says. "I want people to know the truth. Right now I'm speaking from my heart, myself. I'm not some celebrity, I'm not some famous person — I'm just a 22-year-old girl who got caught in the middle of all this."
Also caught in the middle: Kate Major. The former Star reporter went to the Hamptons with Jon a week after his St. Tropez trip, but Glassman says she "wasn't worried" about their Hamptons get-together or Major's current claims that she had a relationship with Jon.
"I know what Jon tells me and I know him, but she's cuckoo, cuckoo, you know?" Glassman says.