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Jon Gosselin’s Friend Called “Babe” Speaks Out


Deanna Hummer Hummel, the twenty-three year-old that was seen out with Jon & Kate Plus 8’s Jon Gosselin, spoke with People about that night and the misunderstandings regarding their friendship.

“We’re just friends,” Deanna Hummel, 23, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It’s absurd that anyone would think otherwise.”

According to Hummel, she met Gosselin through a mutual pal a couple of months ago. Since then, the two have been hanging out – as part of a group of friends, not as couple. The social outings have included visits to each other’s houses and nights out on the town, but always with others there, and it’s always all innocent, according to Hummel.

“We just talk and socialize, the normal things you do when you see friends,” says Hummel.

Hummel admits that the two did show up at Legends Bar in Reading, Pa., recently, but says a published photo of her driving Gosselin’s car has been misinterpreted. “He just got this new car and I wanted to drive it. I’m into cars,” she says. “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.”

She also adamantly denies that Gosselin called her “babe” while heading to his car. “He did not by any means call me ‘babe,’ ” she says. “Nobody calls me babe. That made me laugh.”

What she doesn’t find funny, though, is being linked to a married man. “He’s a very nice guy, don’t get me wrong. But he’s married with eight children,” says Hummel, who is single. She adds that Gosselin “has a great family life. I would never ever think to pursue anything.”

I’m sure this chick is just trying to protect herself from Kate Gosselin.  Because when she tracks down this Deanna girl, she’s going to assault her with the sharp end of a Swiffer.

I can’t help but think that if the test drive story were truly that innocent, why would you continue to be talking about it weeks after the fact?  The lady doth protest too much, methinks.  And before you think I’m getting all Chris Martin on you, that’s Shakespeare, dudes.

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  • yeah, because 30-something married men with 8 children “just hang out” with 23 year old girls.

    • My husband would totally be minus two if found in a car with some chick…late at night…at a bar… Especially a twenty three year old test driver. Gmafb.

    • Yeah, and other witnesses said that he was stumbling drunk. But she drove because she liked his new car. Well, at least he had enough common sense not to drive. Where did they drive to at 2 a.m., one wonders? Did she drive his drunken self home and spend the night in the huge, new house? Or did she drive herself home and send him out, wasted, into the night?

      One wonders where he spent that night when he was out getting wasted at a bar with a 23-year-old and Kate was out promoting her new book. I bet that the baby sitter who stays home alone with those eight kids has got some stories to tell. Sure hope Kate got her to sign a non-disclosure clause. But, having said all that, Jon is just giving his merciless wife more ammo against him.

      I wish that TLC realized that they are contributing to the corruption of a couple and the breakdown of a family. How sick that profit wins every time on TV.

  • Oh, yeah… My husband has tons of college age “friends” who happen to be girls. And he totally hangs out drinking with them till late at night when I go out of town. What, your husband doesn’t? hehe

    I hate the way Kate castrates her husband weekly on television. I cringe when I see their body language during their interviews.
    I’m pretty sure cheating isn’t the answer, though.

    • What is the answer? Maybe he should just put a chokehold on the bitch! Or, he could just go fuck a 23 year old. Either one works for me.

      • Glad to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t really care that Jon’s a dirty dirty cheater. Their kids are still too young to really get the media attention directed at the situation, and maybe it’ll knock that bitch Kate down a peg or two.

      • Wow, look at you going straight for the domestic violence and infidelity…
        It’s called couple counseling. Or divorce.

  • Kate’s gonna give her a beat-down while Jon whimpers in the background. “No cameras!!!!”

  • Actually one of my old girl friends husbands used to drive me home all the time at 2 or 3 am from playing pool at their house. I’ve been in the car with tons of guys I didn’t want to bone, and a couple of times just to ride in their new or flashy, fast car (gasp).
    Not to say that this was innocent cause I wasn’t there.
    But thinking of anyone getting beat with the sharp end of a Swiffer is a priceless mental image.

    • Actually, my husband and I were just talking about this. There are completely acceptable scenarios for hanging out at a bar with a (much younger) woman who isn’t your wife while your wife’s out of town.
      They’re pretty much limited to the woman in question being a close friend of both people in the relationship, though.
      I have a very close friend who’s almost 10 years younger than my husband and I and it wouldn’t bother me even a little bit if he went out partying with her. In fact, my only concern would be that he got her home safely or made sure she slept at our house.
      This isn’t that, though. This is inappropriate behavior for a married man.

  • So they have 8 children.. A 1.3 million house with brand new everything in it, and brand new cars????? Are they selling dope or something??? This is ridiculous!

  • I am kind of impressed that this doesn’t have 1,000 comments already!

    I think the main sketchy thing here is the age difference. Really, how much can a single 23 year old have in common with a 30 year old married dad of 8? But it is their business to work out, so I can’t really say much more about it.

    • She may like the same sports he does or something. She didn’t say they were BEST friends. She said that they had mutual friends, and that’s how they met.

      • Oh, I didn’t know sports were on at 2 a.m. And what I’d like to know is where their mutual friends were at this point. In the bar still, you say? Or maybe they cut out earlier? Hmm.. something Jon should have done, perhaps, since he is the father of EIGHT CHILDREN! I’m sure he could find something better to do with his time than showing 23-year-old girls his “new car.” I’m absolutely certain the only thing they have in common is banging each other.

  • I agree with everyone else’s comments! Did he not just get caught drinking with college girls at the wee hours of the night? You’d think it would be a wake up call for him. Don’t know if they were just friends or not (although I believe more then friends). If Kate hasn’t met this woman or his other 23 year friends, then she really will kill him with the swiffer! It looks bad no matter what the reps or woman say!!

  • Jon is a jerk. Married men with 8 young children to watch shouldn’t be out at 2 in the morning with women who aren’t their wives. Especially without a wedding ring. Pretty simple to me. Married men can have female friends, but they don’t hang out with them alone at that hour. At least my husband had better not. :)

    I happen to think (from what I see on the show) that Kate Gosselin is a pretty good mom. Granted, she is a control freak and not always nice to her husband. That is an issue between them, and if he doesn’t like it he should leave, or ask her to seek counseling, or whatever. Cheating is never an answer. Especially when you have 8 kids who will someday google “Jon and Kate Plus 8” to see what their TV show was like, and will get to read these stories.

  • watched this show when it first came on. Have to admit it was engaging at first. But like all shows its past its prime and should have been cancelled for the good of the kids. Its grown into such an ugly show that i blocked the channel because i couldnt stand even accidently turning it on anymore. shame on the parents and tlc for their greed.

  • IF Jon cheated, and only Jon and Kate know that answer, that was a choice he made all by himself. I don’t think I could live for 10 days, much less, 10 years, with someone as controlling and insensitive as Kate. She belittles and dominates his spirit at every turn. That has to be incredibly discouraging for Jon. I realize that managing 8 children requires abundant amounts of organization and management, but she is over-the-top, rude and bullying. She should take a moment, without cameras, and think about the behavior she is modeling for all her children. They are either going to become control freaks, or timid, meek, down-trodden wimps with no self-confidence. Again, none of this is an excuse for anyone to step outside the marriage, but…if this is one of the contributing factors, counseling should have been arranged a long time ago.

  • Kate mentioned that if her children were “loved, healthy, happy, etc.” then they were just fine. I’m certain if she asked each of her children if they would prefer to have her home more, they would all say yes. I understand parents have to work, and at times that requires travel. But, no one…not a babysitter, not a nanny, not a grandparent, …no one takes the place of mom.

  • You all are amazing.. you blame jon.. for his infidelity.. but who is to blame is Kate herself… Come on.. I used to be able to identify with her as a woman and a mother.. but not since she started being a total bitch to jon.. Any man would go astray being treated like that, and to have his wife on her own doing her own thing.. please.. no husband would allow that either… They would work together… obviously jon has no wraps on kate.. and no one can tell her what do to.. she is a control freak… all the way.. My husband would allow me to write book.. as long as he was involved in everything.. You come into this together, you go out of this together.. its a team thing.. you guys forget.. Marriage depending on what ever works for you.. Is a team thing.. If you allow certain things… thats a team descision.. everyone’s marriage is different.. but the fame and glory is what draws them in.. or i should say kate.. unfortunately.. and who cares.. does anyone mention the children.. they are the ones going to be hating this later on… once they realize what has been in the public eye.. Its about the childrens life.. its sad… purely sad… thats all im saying.. should be about the safety and well being and happiness of the children…