January Jones’ outlook on single life is oh-so-admirable
January Jones continues to blaze her own trail. In an interview in U.K. magazine Red, she continues to refuse to discuss the identity of her son Xander’s biological father. She also talked about how she prefers to hang out with her kick ass crew of women instead of men (who doesn’t sometimes). Basically, January Jones’ outlook on single life is something many women can learn from.
“Maybe I should get a manny soon,” she said.“But Xander has a lot of bro time with the neighbor dads and my dad, who is super young.” The actress added, “It’s good to have strong women around a man. To teach him to respect women. He doesn’t have a male person in his life saying ‘don’t cry’ or ‘you throw like a girl.’ All those shitty things dads accidentally do.”
Her male friends “want to be around him because he’s such a fun kid,” but she’s candid about the fact that she doesn’t have a partner.
“People want to set me up all the time and I’m like, ‘No way.’ If I meet someone and we go out, then fine, but I’m not going to go look…” She makes a puke noise and grins.
Something else would suffer if a relationship came along. Yes, I’m willing to make that sacrifice for the right relationship – I just don’t feel I need a partner. Do I want one? Maybe. But I don’t feel unhappy or lonely. It would have to be someone so amazing that I would want to make room. Someone who would contribute to my happiness and not take away from it.
The Mad Men alum continued, “I realize I have very high expectations and will probably have to compromise – but my life is so full. It’s not like, ‘Aww, I wish I had a man.’ After I had Xander, I went on a couple of dates and I was like, ‘I’d rather be at home sleeping, or watching TV or hanging out with my kid.”
Sometimes staying home to take a bath and drink something nice and warm can do a body good. January is comfortable with taking care of her own happiness. On New Year’s Eve she took a relaxing looking bubble bath to ring in the new year. Self-care FTW.