By Aly Semigran
Updated December 20, 2019 at 08:53 AM EST

Deanna Hummel, the 23-year-old friend of Jon Gosselin who was photographed leaving a bar with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad, is speaking out against affair rumors between the two. Hummel told People, “We’re just friends. He just got this new car and I wanted to drive it. I’m into cars.” She is not the only one coming to Jon’s defense; friends of the reality star have spoken out in support as well. Meantime, Gosselin’s popular series has been renewed for another season.