Actress and screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt has been with Jon Hamm since 1997. In Touch magazine reported that the couple has called it quits, saying that a source told them, “She told him it was over before he checked into rehab. She was tired of waiting for a commitment from Jon.”
Hamm entered a rehab facility, Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, for 30 days to tackle his alcohol addiction. He told TV Week, “Life throws a lot at you sometimes and you have to deal with it as much as you can. That’s why you have family and friends and co-workers to help you with that.”
Hamm is denying the breakup rumors. His spokesperson told the Daily News:
The story that appeared in this week’s edition of InTouch magazine is not true. The only gentleman Jennifer visited regularly in Connecticut was Jon, while he was in rehab. They continue to ask for the public’s understanding and sensitivity during this challenging time.
The couple never got married, and in an interview with Playboy, Hamm said:
It was never a discussion. I think marriage often is an arrangement between families more than an arrangement between the two people involved. I don’t have a particularly defined example of marriage in my life. My parents got divorced when I was two and never remarried. So it doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t mean to say that it shouldn’t mean things to other people. I’m not judging it one way or another. It’s just my experience. I don’t have that paragon of married life to look at and think, Oh yeah, that’s it! That’s what I want!
As far as his stance on having children with his longterm girlfriend, he told the magazine, “We’ve seen enough of our friends, who shall obviously remain nameless, become parents, and sometimes it’s hard not to think they shouldn’t have had kids. … I don’t have a driving force to have a baby. That said, I’m in a committed relationship, and if it ever came up, I’m not ruling anything out. There’s a reason it hasn’t been prioritized, because I don’t think either of us has that pull. I don’t know; it could happen tomorrow. I have no clue.”
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