Jon Gosselin's Mystery Woman: 'We're Just Friends' - NBC New York

Jon Gosselin's Mystery Woman: 'We're Just Friends'



    Jon Gosselin's Mystery Woman: 'We're Just Friends'

    The woman who stepped out with Jon Gosselin from TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" last week has come forward to say there is nothing romantic between her and the reality star.

    "We're just friends," Deanna Hummel, 23, told People. "It's absurd that anyone would think otherwise."

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    Hummel told the mag she met the father-of-eight through friends and has only spent time with him as part of social events with a group of friends.

    "We just talk and socialize, the normal things you do when you see friends," she said.

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    She explained that the published photograph of her driving Jon's car at Legends Bar in Reading, PA, misinterpreted what actually occurred that night.

    "He just got this new car and I wanted to drive it. I'm into cars," she said. "We all have guy and girl friends. Because of who he is, it gets portrayed the wrong way, and it's unfair to him and his family."

    Hummel went on to deny that Jon called her "babe" that night. "He did not by any means call me 'babe,'" she said. "Nobody calls me babe. That made me laugh."

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    Hummel told the mag that she would never do anything with a married man. "He's a very nice guy, don't get me wrong. But he's married with eight children," she said. Adding, that Jon "has a great family life. I would never ever think to pursue anything."

    As previously reported on, Jon released a statement after being photographed with Hummel, saying, "Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV. However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part."

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