Jon's Gal: Public, Media 'Stripped My Self-Esteem'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2009 7:28 PM CDT
Hailey Glassman and Jon Gosselin.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Jon Gosselin's gal pal scorns the media and TLC while gushing only warm fuzzies for her beau in an exclusive E! Online interview. "I don't want to say the public and media stripped me of my self-esteem," says Hailey Glassman, 22, Jon's chum-turned-sweetheart. "But they really have." She swears his marriage to Kate went south a year ago, but TLC wouldn't let him admit it.

"More like the lying channel," she says when told TLC stands for The Learning Channel. "No network owns what I can and cannot say." She describes herself and Jon as "very care-free and fun. We just laugh—like, our best times are when it's just me and him." And the insists she's his number one squeeze, unlike Kate Major ("cuckoo, cuckoo") and Stephanie Santoro (just a nanny). "It's a dirty, dirty world," she says. "Bamboozling, this world."