Mad Men star January Jones, 35, has been talking about the identity of her son’s father. In a new interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, the actress says she has no regrets about raising her son Xander, 20 months, in a single-parent household.
“I don’t have room for anything else, so I don’t know how I would have done it with a partner. I knew I would be raising my son alone,” says Jones. “It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally — and I was excited about it.”
Jones adds that pregnancy was the “most healthy and peaceful I’ve ever felt.”
The actress – who has dated Jason Sudeikis, Ashton Kutcher and Josh Groban – is remaining mum on the identity of her son’s father.
“It’s just not something the public needs to know,” she shares. “I don’t divulge my sexual preferences. There are parts of your life — no matter what your job — that should remain private.”
She added: “When I was starting out, other actors advised me to keep certain things close to the vest. When you become a public figure people want to know everything about you, and then [they] pick it apart — it becomes negative. When my son asks those questions, I want him to [hear it from me]. I don’t want him to be able to Google it.”
“As an actor, if people know too many things about you they won’t believe you in a certain character,” Jones continued. “You don’t want people to have a preconceived notion of who you are.”