Best known for his role as father on the TLC reality television series Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon Gosselin is speaking out concerning allegations of his infidelity plastered on the cover of the most recent issue of Us Weekly.
The cover’s title reads: Jon & Kate Exclusive: Caught With Another Woman and features a photograph of the father of eight out for a drive with a mystery woman at 2 a.m. who was definitely not his wife Kate Gosselin.
The article alleges Gosselin was overheard telling his companion, “Hey, babe! Babe! Give me my jacket!” before they fled at the sight of photographers. He had arrived at the club at around 11:30 p.m. and didn’t leave until early in the morning.
In an emailed statement to the magazine, Jon states, “Yes, I have female friends–but that is all she is. I’m not going to end my friendships just because I’m on TV.” He also claims this friend just wanted to “check out [his] car” and that’s why she was driving.
Although he asserts it was a harmless encounter, Jon admits, “What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position.”
Gallery Info: Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin.