Hailey Glassman's Facebook friends are standing by her as the 22-year-old New York City native romances 32-year-old father of eight Jon Gosselin.
"GOOD LUCK ON EVERYTHING," one person wrote. "AS I CAN SEE SO FAR U DON'T SEEM LIKE THE GOLD DIGGEN TYPE KATE WAS!!! BEST OF LUCK!!!!"
Another added: "Everyone writing negative crap leave her alone!!!! She was NOT in a relationship with Kate - Jon was!!!! She has done nothing wrong!!!!! Furthermore: you have one life and should be happy!!! Jon deserves to be happy!!! Just because he has someone new in his life does NOT mean he is going to neglect his children!!! Kate goes around touring with her bodyguards promoting her books - she has lead her life and done what she wants - so can Jon!!!! Good luck to both of you!!!" "I don't hate on you at all, do your thing!" wrote a third person. "No one knows the truth but you two and thats your buisness. Looks like you guys had a blast in France!" Glassman -- the daughter of the plastic surgeon who gave Kate Gosselin a tummy tuck in 2006 -- replied to the words of encouragement by simply writing: "Thank you for all the support!" Seems Glassman also didn't mind the numerous shots of her taken with Jon in St. Tropez last weekend, either.
She has updated the photo on her Facebook page with one of them (she cropped Jon out of the shot). In the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now), numerous Glassman acquaintances paint her as a party girl who craves attention.
A source tells Us that Glassman is with Jon "to get famous." "I think after realizing she had a connection to Jon through her father and that Jon and Kate's marriage was rocky, she saw an opportunity to get famous," one of Glassman's pals tells Us Weekly.
James Appleton, who describes himself as her "hookup friend," tells Us Glassman dropped him abruptly just before news of the pair broke. "A couple days later a mutual friend was like, 'Oh hey, your girl Hailey is pretty famous. She's dating this older guy who has like eight kids,'" says Appleton, who met her during a 2007 spring break trip to Acapulco, Mexico. Look back at Jon and Kate Gosselin's better days The wannabe reality star (she has tried out for MTV's The Real World and Oxygen's The Bad Girls Club) is also "bisexual," one of her college pals tells Us Weekly. Jon doesn't seem to mind. Says pal Brian Sep, "He's excited to live this new lifestyle."