Why is 32-year-old Jon Gosselin dating a woman 10 years his junior? The father of eight is desperate to "feel young again," a pal tells the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
Jon recently bragged to another friend: "I'm bringing back my good ol' high school days!" Indeed: While announcing his split from Kate on their reality show last month, Jon pointed out, "I have a new chapter in my life -- I'm only 32!" Hailey Glassman, 22, likes to have a good time.
"Let's say school wasn't a first priority. She was always at parties, drinking, smoking...crazy girl," a friend recalls in the new Us. Glassman -- the daughter of the plastic surgeon who did Kate's free tummy tuck -- was arrested in 2005 for pot possession, cited in 2007 for illegal consumption of alcohol and, that same year, had her license suspended after she failed to appear in court for not wearing a seatbelt.
The couple came out publicly by holding hands while boarding Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier's yacht in St. Tropez last week. They downed five pricey bottles of champagne, shacked up in a luxe room at the $2,515-a-night Chateau de la Messardiere Hotel and hit local hot spots.
Kate -- who stayed home with the kids -- has noted Jon's new lifestyle. In her divorce papers, she wrote, "Jon's actions have left me no choice." For more details on Hailey's wild past, how she and Jon first hooked up and what they did on their all-expenses paid getaway, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.