01/08/2010 AT 8:30 PM ET
Jon Gosselin has a new plus-one.
Sources tell PEOPLE that Kate’s ex is dating 25-year-old Morgan Christie, originally of Greenwich, Conn., and now making her home in California.
“She grew up very privileged, tons of money,” one source says of the former Emory University student whom Jon – the reality TV dad of eight – reportedly met while skiing in Utah, where Christie’s relatives live.
Additional reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA