The father of eight is joined by new flame Morgan Christie and her Utah relatives

By People Staff
January 11, 2010 09:00 AM
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The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But is that the quickest way to a girlfriend’s mother’s approval?

Jon Gosselin might hope so, as he was spotted having dinner Sunday with new girlfriend Morgan Christie, 25, and members of her family in Park City, Utah.

“Based on the body language, it seemed like Jon and the mother have met before,” an onlooker told PEOPLE. “It was really quiet at their table, but the mom was doing most of the talking throughout the night.”

The table of six also included Christie’s sister.

Nervousness Detected

Dressed casually in a T-shirt and blazer, the father of eight remained low-key, doing little talking during the nearly three-hour meal at the Ruth’s Chris restaurant at Hotel Park City, the source said.

“I was sensing some nervousness in him,” said the observer. “Jon and Morgan came in first and sat in the bar for about 15 minutes until her family got there, and when they were walked to their table, Jon was carrying a drink in each hand. Then at dinner they all drank a few bottles of wine.”

Not one to go unnoticed, Gosselin took photos with several fans after he finished his meal.
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Though Christie lives in California, her relatives live in Park City, which is also reportedly where she and Gosselin met.