Mrs Carter: He may not want to be a dad, but Hamm and Westfeldt can have fun practicing!
Jon Hamm may play father, Don Draper, on the hit AMC series ‘Mad Men‘, but when it comes to becoming a father himself the Golden Globe winner isn’t interested in changing diapers and midnight feedings.
While speaking to US Weekly, Hamm said that although everyone around him is having children, he thinks he’d be an awful father. He said;
“I’d be a terrible father! I see my friends who have children and I’m like, ‘Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6 a.m.?'”
‘Mad Men’ co-star, January Jones (who plays his ex-wife Betty on the series) had a son six months ago named Xander and even though Hamm may not want to be a dad, he has no problem gushing over January’s baby. He said; “Xander’s cute as a button!”
Hamm’s girlfriend of 14 years, Jennifer Westfeldt admitted that she thought she would have kids at 42, but with the direction her life has gone she’s not sure what her future holds anymore. She said;
“I’ve thought about this a lot lately. I never thought I’d be this age and not have kids, but my life has also gone in a million ways I never anticipated. I kept feeling like I’d wake up with absolute clarity, and I haven’t. And we have a pretty great life together. The chance that we’ll regret it doesn’t seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I may wake up tomorrow with that lighting bolt, and I’ll have to scramble to make it happen.”
With women have children later and later in life and so many more options being available to parents when it comes to adopting, Westfeldt and Hamm have the luxury of waiting until they really feel it’s right (if they ever do that is). Having children is not for everyone, but at least parents aren’t forced to be on any kind of time line anymore like Don Draper might have been in the 60’s.
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