America's most eligible bachelor, Jon Gosselin, says that while it was over with wife Kate last fall, he tried counseling in an effort to save their marriage.
"I worked on my marriage," the reality star told People.
"I went to therapy. I have huge bills, so [detractors] can't denounce that. For [Kate] to say she'd been working on it – well, I'd been working on it too."
"At one point in time I just gave up. There's a point in time where you have to just say, 'This is not going to work.' So at that point I just moved on."
That point for Jon was October 2008.
In May 2009, he says he began "talking" to Hailey Glassman, 22, but they did not start dating until after Kate Gosselin filed for divorce on June 22.
That's because it "wasn't appropriate" to paw each other until then, Jon says. Railing Deanna Hummel prior to the divorce filing? Another matter.
Jon Gosselin loves Hailey Glassman. And earrings, and Ed Hardy t-shirts.
In any case, Jon has no problem admitting he and Hailey Glassman are "boyfriend and girlfriend," and in no uncertain terms, that he's a one-woman man:
"I love Hailey," he says.
But he still has respect for his ex-wife, particularly as a mother: "I have no ill will toward Kate. She's the mother of my kids. She's a great mom."
"I'll always love Kate. I went through a bunch of pictures today, it's sad to see something that was good turn bad, but we moved in different directions."
And he's not talking just about opposite ends of the couch - although Jon says anyone watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 could tell they were having issues.
"We move further and further apart because we're frustrated," he says. "But it's reality TV. We get in a fight today and have to do an interview tonight."
It's tough being Jon. If only he could get a regular 9-to-5 job ... that pays him $75,000 a week and enables him to score with lots of mediocre girls.