Jon & Kate Plus 8′s Jon Gosselin is lashing out at reports that he was recently caught cheating while his often-overbearing wife, Kate, was out of town promoting a new book.
The henpicked hubby — who co-stars with his wife and the couple’s eight children on the TLC reality series — says he “showed poor judgment” when he was photographed with a female friend. Jon and hs “other woman” are featured on the cover of the May 11 issue Us Weekly, on newsstands now.
“Like most people, I have male and female friends and I’m not going to end my friendships just because I’m on TV,” Jon told Extra on Wednesday.
Jon says his only crime was cavorting out in the streets at 2AM while his children were at home with a sitter.
“However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position.”
He added, “My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them.”
This isn’t the first time Jon Gosselin has fell under public suspicion for becoming a little too chimmy with a member of the opposite sex. In February, Jon & Kate fans were outraged by reports that the married father was photographed trying to seduce coeds at Juanita College, near the Gosselin family’s suburban Pennsylvania home. The students told tabloid reports that Jon told them he and Kate were going through a divorce.