The 'Mad Men' star shares her inspiring and independent take on raising her son solo.

By Hollee Actman Becker
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Single mama January Jones is opening up about life as a solo parent to the love of her life, 5-year-old son Xander.

"I just don't feel I need a partner," the 'Mad Men' alum—who got pregnant in 2011 and has refused to discuss her son's paternity ever since—explains in the new issue of Red magazine. "Xander has a lot of bro time with the neighbor 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.' All those s–tty things that dads accidentally do."

Such a refreshing perspective! Nevertheless, the actress admits that people want to set her up all the time. "I'm like, 'No way,'" she said. "If I meet someone and we go out, then fine, but I'm not going to go look."

Still, the proud mom-of-one is not completely ruling out the possibility of one day giving Xander a stepfather. "Do I want one? Maybe," she admitted. "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."

In the meantime, Xander will continue to be surrounded by strong women and lots of what Jones calls "female energy."

"Maybe I should get a manny soon," she joked.

Line starts to the left, guys.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.



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