Last week, a rep for Jon Gosselin confirmed to Access Hollywood that the reality dad is dating Hailey Glassman, the daughter of his estranged wife's plastic surgeon – and in an interview with E! News, the object of his affection is speaking out.
"[He's my] first love," she told the network in an interview to air on Monday night. "I'm not some fame whore."
The 22-year-old hit the headlines in July, when she and Jon, 32, spent a weekend with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier in St. Tropez, France – but she said their courtship hasn't been a whirlwind romance.
"He was living in my house, the person I joked around with," she said of the time following Jon and Kate's separation. "He was sad and bored, I was home and bored."
According to Hailey, the two started dating after Jon and Kate separated – an event that happened months before their public announcement on "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
"Jon and Kate have moved on with their lives," Hailey said. "It's only the viewers who haven't moved on."
And while the father of eight spent a recent weekend in the Hamptons with another woman, ex-tabloid reporter Kate Major, spotted on his arm, Hailey said she wasn't worried about the competition.
"I know what Jon tells me and I know him," Hailey said. "She's cuckoo, cuckoo, you know?"
As for the paparazzi pressure that's come down on Hailey recently, she said she's trying to stay out of the limelight.
"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," she said. "Take my 15 minutes, you can have it back."
In related news, Kate Major told E! News last week that Jon "has feelings for me and cares about me a lot," though she added that she felt he needed to "spend time to himself."
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