Hummel was first linked to Gosselin when Us Weekly magazine reported at the end of April that they had been having an affair for three months. The magazine ran photos of the couple together with Hummel behind the wheel of Gosselin's car outside Legends Lounge, a bar in their hometown of Reading, that had been taken on March 18.
According to the magazine, Gosselin had so much to drink he could barely walk. But when he saw a photographer approaching to snap his photo with Hummel, he called to her, "Hey babe. Babe! Give me my jacket."
The magazine said Gosselin met Hummel, who is single, at the bar in mid-January while he was sitting in the VIP lounge and the two sent each other $3 shots.
On April 26, another photo of Hummel and Gosselin was taken. This time Hummel was sunbathing on the front lawn of the Gosselins' $1.1 million Wernersville, Pa., home, while Jon looked on. Kate Gosselin, 34, was reportedly away in Florida.
Questions were again raised in June when another picture of Gosselin and Hummel cropped up on the cover of Us. Taken on March 28, the picture showed the two of them in Park City, Utah, where they attended the Canyons Ski Resort's annual Spring Gruv, which features concerts and sporting competitions.
Hummel's brother Jason, whom she lived with before all the tabloid coverage, also told Us that Gosselin never called the house, saying the pair communicated "mostly via text message." He added that whenever Gosselin visited their shared home, "they would pretty much stay locked away in her room like two teenagers."
Gosselin only spent the night once, March 13, when he was seen slipping out of her home at 7:30 a.m., according to the magazine.
"She's a nice girl, not a homewrecker," her brother told the magazine. "[Jon] is a bad liar. This isn't healthy for her. But she is refusing to help herself, so here I am trying to help her myself. I hope this clears the air."
But in attempting to "clear the air" herself, Hummel has since contradicted her brother's story.
"My brother is making this all up," she told People magazine May 4 in the only interview she has given since the story broke."He has no credibility. ... I can't even stomach the lies he's saying about me."
Hummel said she and Gosselin were friends, and that "it's absurd that anyone would think otherwise."
US Weekly's Drew said it's possible that Hummel could make an appearance on Gosselin's reality show. But, more likely, he believes the purported affair will not last. "I think it was just a vehicle to get out of his marriage."
If so, he accomplished his mission.