07/23/2009 at 11:00 AM EDT
No one was more surprised to hear that Jon Gosselin is dating a new Kate than his girlfriend Hailey Glassman.
"That's news to me," Glassman told PEOPLE when she learned that Kate Major, 26, a former reporter for Star
magazine had confirmed that she and the reality star and father of eight are an item.
"I didn't mean it to happen, it just did," Major told the Web site of the Star
. "I went to do a story on Jon and ended up falling for him." Major has since resigned from the magazine, according to the Web site.
Just a few days ago, Glassman, 22, was the one gushing
about Gosselin, 32. "This is perfect. It just fits," she told PEOPLE. According to Glassman, she developed feelings for Gosselin while he was staying at her parents' house after his split from his wife Kate Gosselin.
Although Glassman knew that Jon and Major were hanging out in the Hamptons together
, she didn't realize the trip may have turned romantic. "I still love Jon and Jon loves me," a teary Glassman said.
For more from Hailey Glassman, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday