Jon Gosselin: 'I'm Single'
The father of eight is on a break from Hailey Glassman and says he and Kate Major are "just friends"
“At this point … I’m single – per se,” he told PEOPLE at the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field on Saturday. “I’m just a regular guy who just wants to have friendship and good times. And I like meeting people.”
Of 22-year-old Glassman, Gosselin says, “She’s always a good friend of mine. Her family is so good. They took me in and I lived there for a while. I love them to death.”
But for now, they’re on a bit of a break. “She doesn’t like this [craziness]. She loves me for who I am and not for what I do,” he says. “We are going to chill out for a while and see where it takes us. I’m not looking for anyone.”
As for Major, the former Star magazine reporter he’s been spotted with, Gosselin says, “We are just friends.”
Despite all the questions about his life as a new bachelor, Gosselin says he still has the same priorities. “I’m just trying to concentrate on my family first, second my career. That’s what I have to do,” says Gosselin, who will be heading home to see his family in the days ahead. “I’m really looking forward to it – to turning my phone off, playing with my kids in the pool and being the dad.”
He’ll also be shooting scenes for Jon & Kate Plus 8, which returns to TLC on Aug. 3. “Kate and I are just showing how we are going to live,” he says of the show, which will follow the family in the wake of Jon and Kate’s decision to divorce. “If she’s got to work, I go home. If I’ve got to work, she stays home. And that’s the way it’s always been.”
Don’t expect to see the Gosselin children meeting dad’s new girlfriend anytime soon. “I don’t want to introduce anyone to my kids,” he says. “We just have to play it by ear. I don’t know what it’s like to be divorced.”
But he’s learning – with help from Lindsay Lohan‘s father Michael Lohan, who’s been showing Gosselin around the Hamptons scene. “I’m just a country boy. I’m kind of out of my element. It’s nice out here,” Gosselin says. “Everyone has families, everyone has kids and everyone wants to help. Business is business, but we should put out families first and I think we’ll all be okay.”