Despite reports - and quotes from Jon Gosselin himself - that he and Ed Hardy fashion designer Christian Audigier spent the weekend finalizing a deal to launch a children's clothing line, the designer's rep now says no such project is happening.
"Christian is absolutely not starting a kids' clothing line with Jon," the rep said. "As of right now, there is no clothing line in the works between them at all."
Hmm. Think Kate pulled the plug on this endeavor when she saw Jon Gosselin and his new girlfriend parading around France in the celeb gossip tabloids?
Gosselin - an Ed Hardy fan - and his 22-year-old girlfriend Hailey Glassman spent the weekend on board Audigier's yacht in St. Tropez in the French Riviera.
On Sunday, E! reported the father of eight and Audigier met up in France to go over a possible business partnership. There were pics of them together.
"We would like to do a line of children's clothing," Audigier told E! News.
Jon Gosselin hearts his Ed Hardy t-shirts.
When asked about the collaboration with Audiger Sunday, Jon was all about it, and said his new girlfriend was supposedly going to be involved as well.
“She’ll have a lot of input with Christian,” Jon Gosselin told People about Hailey Glassman and her contributions to their new fashion foray. “And I will, too.”
So both Audiger and Jon Gosselin are on record with reputable sources about the deal, so it wasn't just a rumor. Yup. Kate had her lawyer squash this real fast.
Oh well. At least Jon can keep rocking his Ed Hardy t-shirts (with Bluetooth of course) back in Pennsylvania and give Audiger some free advertising that way.