Are Jon Hamm and January Jones Dating? New Details On Their Rumored Secret Relationship

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Are the Mad Men stars a real-life item?

Are Jon Hamm and January Jones dating? They say you never forget your first love — even if your first love was on a TV show and was a decidedly dysfunctional relationship. That appears to be the case for Mad Men co-stars Jon Hamm and January Jones. The former Mr. and Mrs. Draper are rumored to be having a real-life romance and it may go all the way back to 2015.


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On screen, the stars' characters were miserable with one another but allegedly, the actors were close during filming. Jon was in a relationship until Mad Men wrapped in 2015. Is that when things heated up between him and Jones? Read on to find out.

1. Sparks flew

Mad Men began its award-winning run in 2007 and detailed the lives of advertising professionals in the 1960s. Hamm played alpha exec Don Draper and Jones played his wife Betty. While their characters lived out a life of domestic turmoil — the characters divorced in season 3 — the two actors got along famously. “They’ve always had a spark, and when the opportunity presented itself, they took advantage of it,” says a friend to both stars.

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2. Rebound?

By 2016, the series had wrapped and Hamm had just finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse. Both he and Jones had split from their significant others so they reconnected with each other. They were spotted together at the Golden Globes in 2016 and friends say they headed back to her house together after the ceremony

3. Or reason for breakup?

There were some rumors that Jones and Hamm had a fling going even before Hamm's break-up with Jennifer Westfeldt. The couple denied infidelity was a cause of their break-up, however.

4. I'll shoot

After Mad Men ended, Jones landed a role in Last Man on Earth. In a 2016 episode, Hamm made a cameo on the show where he was standing on the wrong end of a shotgun wielded by Jones. Was that a professional meet-up or part of a romance? 


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5. On the downlow

If the two were together, they kept it very, very quiet. In 2017, Page Six asked Hamm about his relationship status and he said, "It’s very personal and specific and think people tend to draw their own conclusions about that anyway." 

6. Neighborly

Hamm and Jones live in in the same part of Los Angeles, in a neighborhood called Los Feliz. Their proximity makes it possible for them to meet up without catching the eyes of the paparazzi.    

7. Happy with how things are

Don't be looking for any major confirmations of this story. The couple are reportedly happy with the their relationship the way it is, according to friends. "A lot of people would love to see them go public as a real couple, but they’re happy with the way things are. They want to keep things quiet and casual. But their chemistry is undeniable!" 

A happy ending in real life? Only time will tell.


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Rebekah Kuschmider is a DC area writer with a background in non-profit management and advocacy Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and is a contributor the book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox . She is a cohost of the weekly political podcast The More Perfect Union.

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