Jon and Kate Gosselin

Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad Jon Gosselin says the paparazzi photos of him leaving a bar with an unidentified woman "showed poor judgment."

The father of eight was photographed, sans wedding ring, leaving Legends Lounge near his Pennsylvania home with a woman around 2 a.m. on April 18, Us Weekly reports. According to the report, he was overheard calling the woman "babe" and urged her to get into his car when cameras started flashing.  

"Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV," Gosselin said in a statement to TVGuide.com. "However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick, is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them."

This isn't the first time Gosselin has been accused of infidelity: In February, he was photographed at a bar with two college-aged girls. Gosselin, father to 8-year-old twins and 4-year-old sextuplets, said he was taking a picture with fans and has denied cheating on his wife of nine years.

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