When we heard the news about Jon Gosselin hanging out with a 23-year-old single girl "friend," we wondered if other dads have "friends" like these. So we asked one! Here's what he had to say.
Jay Brown: First of all, I would never hang out with a single girl out of respect for my wife, and I don't know when I'd be able to find the time even with two kids, much less eight! How does he have EIGHT kids and have time to be out clubbing? I have six less kids than Jon does, and I haven't been to a nightclub in years. I have to be very selective with my time away from my family, and I can't imagine my choice would ever be to hang out with a girl who is 23, unless it was my sister.
As hip as I would like to think I am, I would have nothing to discuss with a 23-year-old. (What are we going to talk about? "The Hills"?) I worry about making lunches and making sure the kids' homework is done. She worries about texting her friends and scheduling her next mani-pedi. Two different worlds. When Jon and Kate got married almost 10 years ago, this girl was in junior high!
But when you get down to it, this is all about ego. Basically, if I was hanging out with a cute 23-year-old and letting her drive my car, I would only be there to feel better about myself. And they're at a bar. If he gets drunk enough, or if she gets drunk enough, maybe something would happen. That just might be in the back of his mind.
She says they always hang out in a group. But how come there are no pictures of him out in this "big group" she is describing? Why are the pictures only of the two of them? Something just doesn't add up here.
If I had eight kids, I would be very suspicious about why a 23-year-old girl would want to hang out with me in the first place. Face it, she is probably only hanging out with him because he is quote-unquote "famous" and a reality TV star. She's a media whore!
I assume this guy's a major celebrity in the town he's from. So he's pretty much spitting in his wife's face to be out with another woman. It also goes back to the fact that he just wants to make himself feel better, because obviously someone is going to take a picture of them and it's going to get back to her in some weird way.
Jon Gosselin is a tool and is trying to feel better about himself. He's bogged down with eight kids, his wife berates him on the show, and he's trying to get an ego boost. But if someone was putting me down on national television, I might be looking at different avenues as well.
With "guy code," I don't want to pass judgment, but if you're gonna portray yourself as Dad of the Year on "Jon and Kate Plus 8," don't be banging around with a 23-year-old. Bottom line.
What do you think about Jon Gosselin having a 23-year-old "friend"?
|Jay Brown is a full-time stay-at-home dad living in Los Angeles. He has two kids, age 5 and 8.|