Things that make you go “Ewww.” Reality TV dad and alleged philanderer, Jon Gosselin of TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is getting sleazier by the day.
As I mentioned back in March, Gosselin was reportedly crashing college parties, getting drunk, and making out with women who were not his his wife. He denied having an affair, though on the Season 5 finale of the show whined, “When I go out, I can’t be Jon. I have to be ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8″–and alluded to some possible marital problems stemming from his need for privacy and Kate’s love for the limelight.
Now, US Magazine has published a photo of Jon in a car with a mystery woman claiming that it was taken after he drunkenly stumbled (the magazine describes it as “could barely walk”) out of a bar close to his Pennsylvania home. Kate is apparently in Washington State promoting her new book, “Eight Little Faces.”
From the magazine:
[Jon] was overheard yelling, “Hey, babe! Babe! Give me my jacket!” before climbing into his Nissan Nismo. (She complied.) As cameras began snapping, he panicked, urging his female friend to “get in the car!” before speeding off hastily — without even turning on the headlights.
Today, Jon Gosselin issued a statement claiming that the woman was a friend but that he regrets his behavior:
“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. “However, being out…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.”
What I want to know is, why hasn’t Kate said anything about this “friend”? One would think that she could easily clear up things if she validated that this mystery woman was indeed Jon’s platonic friend. I mean, if it really was Jon’s “friend,” wouldn’t she know about her…considering she’s Jon’s wife and all?
At first I really hoped Jon & Kate would try to work things out, but now it seems like they are content living the typical celebrity marriage, one of convenience and not love and commitment.
Oh, and who were watching all their kids, anyway, while Jon was out gallivanting and Kate was off on her book tour?
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