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The short lived bromance Jon Gosselin had with Ed Hardy and the founder of the clothing line that bears his name, Christian Audigier, is no longer.

Gosselin and Audigier were best friends forever during the former's reality show prime, but just like Jon's marriage to Kate Gosselin, it ended poorly.

They even vacationed together while planning a children's clothing line, but that all changed quickly. In fact, Audigier blames Jon for a drop in sales.

At least that's the inference. He didn't really get into his dislike for the man, but Ed Hardy hates him too because of his adverse impact on his business.

Basically, after associating with Jon Gosselin and having their products branded synonymously with "douche," profits for both Hardy and Audigier tanked.

Ironically … may be Jon's most positive contribution to society.

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Jon Gosselin's association with Ed Hardy shirts personally torpedoed the entire once-popular brand, says none other than Ed Hardy himself.

Call it the Midas touch, only the exact opposite.

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Shortly after splitting from Kate Gosselin in 2009, Jon became friends with Christian Audigier, who licensed Hardy’s art for shirts and other products.

Audigier even entertained Jon and then-girlfriend Hailey Glassman in St. Tropez on his yacht ... and that's when it all started to go downhill for Hardy.

Jon Gosselin was repeatedly spotted wearing Ed Hardy clothes, and that association was beyond toxic for the brand, Hardy told the New York Post.

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Christian Audiger who?

Jon Gosselin, who loves his Ed Hardy t-shirts almost as hard as he does his bluetooth headset and Hailey Glassman, says he's launching a clothing line.

“I’m doing a line called Gosselin Gear, Jon said while hanging out at the Hotel on Rivington during the House of Hype post-VMA party (of course).

As for that rumored line with Ed Hardy owner-designer Christian Audigier, about which he met with the Frenchman in St. Tropez this summer?

“I think Christian just used me to get publicity,” he said. Sure.

How's the rest of Jon Gosselin's life treating him these days?

“I’ll be officially divorced in a couple days,” Jon said, gladly.

The King of Pimps does not require Christian Audiger's collaboration.

While he and nagging, grating former partner Kate Gosselin are hammering out custody issues, Jon was in good spirits over the weekend and also confirmed that things with him and new girlfriend Hailey Glassman are going “great.”

We saw that first-hand thanks to their photographed make-out session, but we're glad Jon has gone on record confirming that he hearts his rebound play thing.

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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."

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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.

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Just a few weeks after splitting from his wife of 10 years, Jon Gosselin is back in the spotlight with a new career and a new girlfriend, Hailey Glassman.

Hailey, the daughter of the plastic surgeon who performed Kate Gosselin’s tummy tuck in 2006, accompanied Jon to the French Riviera over the weekend.

The reason for the trip? So Jon Gosselin could finalize a deal to design his own clothing line for kids (really) with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier.

The best part? Party girl Hailey Glassman, whose mug shot was leaked online earlier today, will also have a hand in creating the kid-friendly fashions.

“She’ll have a lot of input with Christian,” Jon Gosselin told People when asked about Hailey’s involvement in their new fashion foray. “And I will, too.”

Jon also said that his eight kids, who spent the weekend with Kate Gosselin at the family’s Pennsylvania home, will model his designs in ads for the line.

Nice to see that the tabloid frenzy, contentious separation and the hiatus of Jon and Kate Plus 8 haven't stopped them from pimping out their offspring.

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Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman take in the St. Tropez scene.

Christian Audigier says he approached Gosselin with the idea after noticing that the TV dad often wore his tattoo-inspired T-shirts on Jon and Kate Plus 8.

“He’s huge,” says the French designer, “Everyone knows this family. And now everyone will know our clothes. They’ll be fun, easy clothes for kids.”

During the weekend aboard Audigier’s yacht, Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman lunched at the Tahiti Club before cruising around the bay in a boat.

The hot couple went shopping at some high-end boutiques around St. Tropez, including Hermes and Prada. “They couldn’t take their eyes off each other,” a friend of Audigier’s says of Jon and Hailey. “They looked so happy to just be together.”

According to E!, Jon later ditched jet-lagged Hailey at the hotel to party.

Jon partied with Audigier at the glitzy nightclub Les Caves du Roy, where he drank champagne and danced until 5 a.m.: "Their bill there could have been as much as $50,000," says a club source. "They looked like they were having a lot of fun."

After sleeping in Sunday, the couple did some shopping in St.-Tropez port. That night, Jon Gosselin left Hailey Glassman at the hotel again and went to a late, boozy dinner with Audigier at a friend's private villa.

"He looked drunk," says a source who saw Gosselin arrive.

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