Why Is Jon Out Late Without Kate & 8?

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Perhaps the TLC star is looking to add a few more friends to the family.

Jon Gosselin, father of 8 and star of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, has been seen picking up babes all over town. The problem is that his babies are home in bed and the ones he's running with just happen to be 21-year-old female college students. No, he's not recruiting the family's next babysitter. It seems he's just having a bit of fun late at night and without his wife.

Although MSNBC reported that "couple of girls who met Jon that night said he didn't flirt with anyone," Jon is back in the hot seat once again as photos from a second late-night play date surface. Us Weekly published the first photo, which reveals Jon in the passenger seat of a car while another woman, again, not his wife, takes the wheel. The photo was allegedly taken at 2 am outside a Pennsylvania bar named Legends, and once he was overhead calling this woman "babe," a collective gasp was heard from stay-at-home moms around the world. Mothers-to-be 'Can Drink Alcohol'

In a recent email to Us Weekly, Jon defended his late night antics by stating, "I went to Legends to speak to the owner. A friend of mine wanted to check out my car, so I let her drive it to her car," he says. "Yes, I have female friends—but that is all she is. I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV."

We're not advocating the end of a friendship Dear Jon. Just don't confuse your lady friends with your little ones by tipping the bottle out in public.