Kate Major, the much talked about new girlfriend of Jon Gosselin, spoke for the first time to say she is aware of the criticism she is facing for dating the Jon & Kate star.

Gosselin is in the process to divorce wife Kate Gosselin who also starred in the show.

I just want people to know that I am a nice and genuine person and anyone who knows me knows that, Major said according to E Online on Friday.

Major, 26, is a journalist, formerly with Star magazine.