The 23-year-old “friend,” who sparked the rumor mill when she was photographed with Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad Jon Gosselin outside a nightclub, denies any romantic involvement with the reality star, People reports. “We just talk and socialize, the normal things you do when you see friends,” says Deanna Hummel, who met Gosselin through mutual friends.
Hummel insists Gosselin didn’t call her babe: “Nobody calls me babe.” She continues, “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. He’s a very nice guy, don’t get me wrong. But he’s married with eight children. I would never ever think to pursue anything.”