Behind the Scenes
Jon Gosselin: “I’m a Good Guy!”
The reality TV star is desperately trying to get the public on his side in a battle with his estranged wife, Kate
Jon Gosselin is using the press in a desperate bid to look like the wronged party in his divorce from his wife, Kate. My sources are telling me that Jon actually talks to the press daily as part of his campaign to be seen as less of a bad guy in the public eye.
Among the fabricated stories that Jon has planted? That he and Hailey Glassman didn’t begin dating until Kate had already filed for divorce and that Kate called the marriage off a year ago and insisted that they pretend to be married for the sake of their show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.
“Jon is desperate to turn the public tide in his favor and he’ll ask any of his pals to go to the press and tell them what a good guy he is,” the insider says. “Jon actually takes stories directly to the press.”
It’s a rapid about-face for the man who just weeks ago released a statement saying that he would no longer be “commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation.”
The insider also tells me that Jon (who had a dinner date over the weekend with a Star magazine staffer) is even getting his new girlfriend to work on his PR assault.
“Hailey has asked her friends to support her and Jon, so they are telling everyone that their affair only began weeks ago, after the divorce papers were filed. That is not true; they were seeing each other before that.”
You might have witnessed proof of their entanglement back in May, during the very first episode of this season’s Jon & Kate Plus 8. Remember when Jon showed up late at the kids’ birthday party in the park? He was wearing an Indiana University T-shirt, which he donned in honor of his new gal pal, Hailey, who attended – and partied hard at – the Midwest college for two years.
Your move, Kate.
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