Pal: Hailey Glassman Dating Jon Gosselin “to Get Famous”

Is Jon Gosselin's new girlfriend out to be a star herself? Multiple sources confirm to the new issue of Us Weekly — on newsstands tomorrow — that 22-year-old Hailey Glassman is dating the newly-separated dad of eight, 32, "to get famous." Glassman — whose father performed Kate's 2006 tummy tuck — has tried out for MTV's Real World and Oxygen's Bad Girls Club.

See photos from Jon and Hailey's getaway to France.

"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. James Appleton, who describes himself as her "hookup friend," tells Us Glassman dropped him abruptly just before news of the pair broke.

See Jon's scandalous relationship pics.

"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. Before leaving for St. Tropez, Glassman (who was arrested in 2005 for marijuana possession) changed her Facebook status to "In a relationship."

Check out photos of reality love gone bad.

They made their relationship public by holding hands Saturday before boarding Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier's yacht in France. Despite reports, they aren't collaborating on a children's clothing line. "Christian is absolutely not starting a kids' clothing line with Jon," a rep for Audigier told Us Monday. "As of right now, there is no clothing line in the works between them at all."

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