Are Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt Splitting Up? No Need To Fret, They've Made The Answer Crystal Clear
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are one of the latest couples to face speculation about their happiness together. Reports, such as one in In Touch magazine, surfaced saying that one of Hollywood's longest-lasting couples had split. Luckily, a rep for Hamm immediately cleared up the rumors and clarified to E! News that Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are not breaking up.
Recently, Hamm spent a few weeks in rehab in Connecticut to receive treatment for alcohol abuse, and In Touch apparently also reported that Westfeldt had ended the relationship right before he entered rehab, but that they remained amicable. But, according to Hamm's rep this is not the case. Hamm's rep said,
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.
Well, that certainly clears things up for anyone who might have thought that the pair threw in the towel. Rehab can obviously be a trying time for anyone and certainly can cause a strain on personal relationships, but it looks like Hamm still has the steadfast support of Westfeldt, with whom he has been in a relationship with for 16 years. And this just continues to prove that this couple is in it for the long haul, even through the tough times.
Back in December, Hamm gave Westfeldt a sweet shout out at the People Magazine Awards: "There's another person who's actually sitting in the audience who basically told me when I wasn't working that I was still talented. And she's stuck with me for the last 16 years, even if the talent question remains up for grabs." And Westfeldt has shown the same support for Hamm as he's begun to make the exit from his renowned role on Mad Men as Don Draper. She told GQ, "I think the darkness of Don has weighed heavily on Jon, despite it being the role of a lifetime and the opportunity that gave him the career of his dreams."
They've obviously been through a lot together over the past 16 years, including not only addiction struggles and difficulties in certain work environments, but also being robbed while in London and being mobbed by the paparazzi despite trying to live a relatively normal life. As both told the New York Times, though, they have a couple of simple rules for their partnership and longevity. One is to never go more than two weeks without seeing each other. Another is that the one who holds the higher profile career at the time does not necessarily get to be in charge. And another is to be really "active in their commitment," despite any issues with habits or proximity to one another. We can all take notes from that!
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