We've all got the idea that Jon Gosselin practically ran out of his house and straight into the arms of his girlfriend the minute Kate filed the divorce papers, but a source close to the couple says that's not exactly how it went down.
According to the insider, Jon and Kate were way over before any kind of legalities were taken, and Jon didn't start dating until his marriage was really kaput.
"[Kate] said she wanted her life. She said she was done. It came out of the blue," the friend blabbed.
"Jon was heartbroken, totally heartbroken. Kate told him to take a hike."
So, Jon began sleeping on the couch and heading out to bars. As things got worse, the dad of eight reportedly leaned on friend Dr. Lawrence Glassman, who performed Kate's tummy tuck. And, when his daughter, Hailey, returned home on May 4, she found Jon hanging with her fam. And so began their friendship -- which supposedly didn't blossom until anything more until the divorce papers were filed.
As for the rumors that Jon was sleeping with teacher Deanna Hummel, this same source says there was never an affair -- Jon and Deanna were just friends.
Sounds to me like this source's name might rhyme with Shmailey Shmassman.