Mad Men star Jon Hamm has split from his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt. The couple has been together for 18 years, making them one of the longest-running relationships in Hollywood.
Jon Hamm, 44, and Jennifer Westfeldt, 45, have decided to go their separate ways. Their rep confirmed the shocking news to People on sunday, September 7.
“With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history. We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.”
Meanwhile, an alleged insider told Us Weekly that the couple has been fighting to stay together, but unfortunately, they couldn’t make their relationship work.
“They’ve been fighting for a while, but now they’re done. They decided to finally split. It’s sad.”
Jon Hamm slammed reports back in April that claimed his alcohol addiction was getting in the way of his relationship. Hamm’s rep said that the story published in In Touch Weekly was simply untrue. The report claimed that the couple split after Hamm’s recent stint in rehab earlier this year. It was also assumed that Westfeldt was seeing someone else, other than Hamm. In fact, he credits Westfeldt for helping him get through his treatment.
“The story that appeared in this week’s edition of In Touch 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.”
Jon and Jennifer haven’t been seen in public for some time now. The last time they were photographed together was when they attended the Broadway show, On The Town, in New York City.
However, another report on Page Six claims that Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt were seen “canoodling” at the after-party for Netflix’s new series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
“They were canoodling all night. It certainly looked like they were very much together.”
Hamm was photographed flying solo when he ate out at Craig’s in West Hollywood on Wednesday, September 2. The Daily Mail noted that the actor hasn’t been seen with Westfeldt in nearly two months. Hamm was photographed wearing a navy blue jacket, a chambray shirt, and dark denim jeans. He accessorized his super casual look with a navy blue baseball cap and matching sneakers.
The report also claimed that Jon didn’t look to be in good spirits during that day. He reportedly walked around with a snarl on his face.
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Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have dated since 1997, when they met at a party through a mutual friend. They went on to star in the 2011 film, Friends with Kids. The couple chose not to get married or have kids. During his 2012 interview with MSN’s Wonderwall, Hamm explained their reasons for not walking down the aisle or raising children. However, it seemed like he wasn’t ruling out the possibility.
“We may not have a piece of paper that says we’re husband and wife, but after 10 years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper and we both know that. To me, people [should] get married when they’re ready to have kids, which I’m not ruling out.”
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