Jon and Kate Plus 8: Daddy Jon Confirms He's Dating Hailey Glassman

Who else is counting days off the calendar? Apparently, Jon Gosselin isn't. Barely a month after his separation from Kate, he's already been out and about with a new girl. The Jon & Kate plus 8 patriarch made headlines recently for being spotted holding hands in France with Hailey Glassman, and he has revealed to People that there's truly something going on between them.

"Hailey and I have been family friends for several years and only very recently began dating," Jon Gosselin announced to the magazine. "What began as friendship has grown into something more."

He went on to explain how he feels about the 22-year-old party girl, which made many believe that he's really taking advantage of the bachelor life. "I genuinely enjoy spending time with her. It's nice to be with someone who I can confide in and trust and who accepts me for who I am," Jon said.

The TLC star is still being criticized for his recent actions, particularly his trysts in St. Tropez aboard designer Christian Audigier's yacht. With this new relationship with Glassman, it looks like he's also starting off a new career. However, he assures the audience that it's his life and he knows what he's doing.

"I know that my decision to appear publicly with Hailey this weekend will be scrutinized, but I hope that people can see I'm a regular guy who is going through a very difficult time in [my] life and wants to move forward."

Unfortunately, Jon Gosselin still has daddy duties to attend to and Kate's definitely not letting him slip past those. Still, he reminds the press that he thinks of his kids nonstop and it's one part of his past that he'll hold on to.

On Wednesday, the Jon and Kate Plus 8 dad was welcomed by his children as he entered their Pennsylvania home. They surrounded their father in the driveway, shouting "Daddy, Daddy" excitedly.

"Every 10 minutes I keep thinking about the kids and missing them," Jon Gosselin exclaimed.

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