Jon Gosselin, Kate Major, Hailey Glassman

Saving us the trouble, Kate Major had already asked herself what she was thinking when she hooked up with Jon Gosselin.

"It's been a complete whirlwind, these past two weeks now," the former Star reporter, who met the married-but-separated man at his Pennsylvania home while on assignment, told E! News in an exclusive interview. "I wake up some days and I think, What was I thinking?"

Remembering how she felt when Star put her on Gosselin duty, she said: "I had even joked with people at the office and said, 'Oh God, what am I, the next Kate?'"

Kate 2.0, to be exact. And sure enough, Gosselin invited her out to a group dinner a few hours after they met.

"He's a great, great guy," Major told E! "I wish I could think of something wrong with the guy but there really isn't." Although, she added, "It's kinda hard to be romantic when you're being followed constantly."

And yet it still hasn't been that easy to get a handle on what Gosselin is really up to with his coterie of lady friends.

Since the father of eight had "impressed" her so much with his estimable character (and because she felt "instant chemistry" between them), Major was all for that initial dinner—and she figured it was more convenient to ride along with him than follow in her own car.

Though he mostly talked about his kids during that first meeting (and every meeting after that), Major said, "he did talk about Hailey in the beginning."

Reasonable, considering he was then dating 22-year-old Hailey Glassman, the daughter of the plastic surgeon who performed Kate Gosselin's impressively effective tummy tuck.

Then Gosselin must have figured out that another woman isn't the most romantic conversation topic because, less than two weeks after taking Glassman to St.-Tropez, he made a Major upgrade.

An admittedly "awkward" sit-down interview with both Glassman and Gosselin already behind her, Major invited the reality-TV star, in New York to shoot footage for Jon & Kate Plus 8, to dinner with her and some friends.

While Major admits that the dinner in question marked the turning point in their relationship from friends to more, she refused to kiss and tell.

You know, I don't want to go into any details," she said, laughing.

But, overall, Major said, "I was falling for Jon at that point. It wasn't planned—it was crazy."

And she's not even referring to the fact that the next stop for her and Jon as a couple was Michael Lohan's house in the Hamptons!

Tune in Thursday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug., 7 at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. to catch the rest of E! News' exclusive interview with Kate Major.


Kate will be in studio Monday, Aug. 10, so offer up any questions you may have for Jon Gosselin's biggest fan in the comments.

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