January Jones: 'My son is better off with me raising him as a single parent'
January Jones has opened up about raising her son as a single parent in a rare, candid interview.
The Mad Men star (38) welcomed her son Xander in 2011 and for personal reasons, never revealed the identity of his father and is raising him as a single mother.
While she has spoken about her private life selectively over the years, previously saying she "knew I would be raising my son alone" and was "excited" when she discovered she was pregnant, she has opened up about raising him alone.
The famously private actress said that her son has plenty of "bro time" with the male figures in his life.
"Xander has a lot of bro time with the neighbour dads and my dad, who is super young. It's good to have strong women around a man to teach him to respect women. He doesn't have a male person saying 'don't cry' or 'you throw like a girl,'" she told Red magazine.
"All those s**tty things that dads accidentally do."
The Golden Globe nominee said she would have to meet the right person in order to "make room" for him in her fulfilling family life.
"I just don't feel I need a partner," she explained.
"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."
"After I had Xander, I went on a couple of dates and I was like, 'I'd rather be at home sleeping, watching TV or hanging out with my kid.' People want to set me up all the time and I'm like, 'No way.' If I meet someone and we go out, fine, but I'm not going to go look.
"The moment I see someone who I think is cute, I Google him and, oh, he's 25, and I'm thinking, 'What is my problem?!' I want a manly man in flannel, with a beard and an axe. But then there's always something wrong. Like he's a Republican."
As for her son, she recalled her labour experience in which she wanted only "female energy" in the room and would love to have another child.
"My younger sisters and my mom and my doula were in the room; my brother-in-law and my dad were next door. I only wanted women with me. Female energy," she said.
"It was a 30-hour process but it was awesome. I'd love to do it again."