January Jones broke up with Will Forte & spent a lot of time with Jon Hamm


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For the most part, the Emmy after-party gossip was just as boring as this year’s Emmys. But several media outlets kept on reporting that Jon Hamm and January Jones were keeping suspiciously close to each other at the parties. Us Weekly’s eyewitness said that Hamm and Jones were “nestled in a corner booth” with some other Mad Men people at BOA Steakhouse. January also posted the Instagram above with Hamm although… to be fair, she posted photos of herself with Tina Fey and Elisabeth Moss too. Jon and January have always been friends and no one really thought much of it. I certainly dismissed the stories yesterday, because I kept thinking “Oh, but January is still with Will Forte, right?” Nope. Us Weekly confirms:

It’s over! January Jones and Will Forte have ended their relationship after just five months of dating, a source confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. The pair called it quits last month. As previously reported, Jones and Forte met on set of their post-apocalyptic series The Last Man on Earth. They began dating in April.

The exes both attended the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in L.A. on Sunday, Sept. 20 (No awkward run-ins at the ceremony or any afterparties were reported.) Jones, 37, spent most of the night celebrating with her Mad Men cast. Forte, 45, was nominated in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his Fox comedy role, but lost out to Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor.

As for why the actress isn’t on board with Forte, it may be due to the fact that she’s not looking for commitment. Jones has told pals that “relationships are a pain in the ass,” the insider says.

Jones, who is mom to 4-year-old son Xander, previously dated director Noah Miller until they split in January 2013. Prior to Miller, she was linked to Jason Sudeikis, Ashton Kutcher, and Josh Groban. She has kept the identity of Xander’s father private.

[From Us Weekly]

First of all, that’s a baller move for a woman to dump a dude citing the fact that “relationships are a pain in the ass.” It also goes along with January’s ice queen image, which she seems to enjoy. Part of me believes that January is really like that – she’s not really into the girlfriend thing, she just wants to have fun. And I feel like she might have broken up with Will Forte just as soon as Hamm became a single guy? It certainly feels like something is there. Don and his Birdie forever? Probably not – my guess is they’re both just looking for a hookup.


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  1. dr mantis toboggan says:

    She wouldn’t want him now because he’s single.

    • Pinky says:

      They’ve probably done IT plenty of times before while he wasn’t, if rumors of his on-set antics are to be believed.

      • laura in LA says:

        On-set antics of my favorite show? Ooh! Do tell, Pinky…

        Yeah, with all the sexual tension and intense married scenes Jon and January had together, why not get it on and go public now that Mad Men’s over and celebrate the night of his Emmy win, finally.

        It’s what we all wanted to see on the show anyway, Don and Betty together again, isn’t it?

    • Clovermuncher says:


    • ichsi says:

      Spot on!

  2. KinChicago says:

    No shame in that, especially as they are no longer co-workers. Get it girl!

  3. Dtab says:

    She could just be a friend helping another friend through a breakup…..

    …………okay so fine whatever they are totally doing it :)

  4. bettyrose says:

    She’s right. Relationships are a pain in the ass, until the right one happens. But with her looks and money, why not just have a boy toy du jour? Hamm would be a good two week fling. He advertises the goods all over town, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

  5. Bridget says:

    I laughed at the idea of January and Forte avoiding awkward run in at the Emmys, because don’t they work together?

  6. QQ says:

    Sure, why not… I actually don’t feel any way about this other than Oh Ok No One is Married to anyone here

  7. ell says:

    meh, they only dated for a few months, some relationships just never take off. also relationships can be a pain, but really shouldn’t be after just a bunch of months; at that stage everything should still be shiny and perfect, so it probably was the wrong relationship to be in anyway.

    lmao at “nestled in a corner booth”… WITH OTHER PEOPLE as well. maybe they’re hooking up, but it’s hardly weird to hang out with co-workers at a party.

  8. vauvert says:

    If they are only hooking up now that they are both single, why not? I actually think she has it right – she has looks and money and a child – until and unless she finds someone she really falls for deeply, relationships are a pain. Once that happens, and you meet the right guy / gal, then the work you need to put into relationship starts to make sense.
    My feeling is that these two are actually in a way a great match – hook up when you feel like it, be friends the rest of the time, have zero expectations in terms of fidelity or responsibility. If it works for them, fine.

    • Esteph says:

      I totally agree with you, couldn’t have said it better myself

    • laura in LA says:

      Yep, they’re perfect for each other right now. They’ve been doing it for years on the show for which he finally got an Emmy. She wants to get laid, he’s finally free, so why the heck not?

    • WillowS says:

      They’re both single now-why not? She’s age appropriate at least. I’d much rather see him hook up with her than with a twentysomething.

  9. minx says:

    I love Will Forte–Jones, meh.

  10. Nev says:

    They both seem unpleasant. Nah.

  11. jinni says:

    I find both of them repugnant, so it’s good they got together instead of inflicting their hideous personalities on decent people.

    • Naddie says:

      Oh, me too! I can’t stand both. When I was a kid, I was afraid of the “adult life” because of people like these two, lol (if that makes sense).

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Cheaters and liars deserve eachother. Let’s just hope they don’t bring her child into it or any possible future children.

  12. GlimmerBunny says:

    I SHIP IT!

  13. EN says:

    I really like her name, and always wanted to like her just for the cool name. But everything I read about her makes me think the girl is not very smart. It is a subjective opinion, of course.

    • laura in LA says:

      I like her name, too, very old Hollywood, but I think I remember reading an interview where JJ drank a lot of beers and said her parents named her after a porn star, not entirely sure if she was kidding?

  14. Matador says:

    I like her philosophy. I also hope this means she will be written off “Last Man on Earth.”

  15. Bishg says:

    January is gorgeous.
    And good for her for enjoying the single life without dragging any other man into her child’s life.
    I also think the hookup between her and Hamm has already happened several times. She seems to have no boundaries (and here I must side-eye her a little bit), and he has been unanimously declared a pig for quite some time now (giant ball of shame on him for cheating and being an ass-hole).
    Funny how no more than a couple of years ago he was highly regarded as a deep, thoughtful soul and one of the last faithful men in Hollywood…

  16. Tia says:

    They are costars who been working together for almost 10 years. There nothing weird with them being friends IMO. Just like any old co workers.

  17. Talie says:

    If you don’t think these two have hooked up plenty of times… c’mon!

    I would love it because, um, Don & Betty!!! But, yeah, she seems to just do her, which occasionally gets in her trouble, but she doesn’t put on airs of being Jennifer Garner or Reese.

  18. shannon says:

    relationships are a pain in the @ss. If STD’s or STI’s or whatever we’re calling them these days weren’t so rampant, I would be having fun too.

  19. Penelope says:

    In the picture of the two of them she is the happiest and most radiant I’ve ever seen her. Maybe they’re together; maybe they’re just FWB. But they sure look happy.

  20. elle says:

    They look alike… that’s all I’ve got.

    And I’ll comment here because I don’t want to contribute any clicks to the muppet thing. They’re puppets, okay? Can we stop treating them like humans?

  21. lile says:

    I bet he is her baby daddy. Had to laugh when I read, in another article, that Jon and Jennifer broke up because he wanted kids and she didn’t. That is code for “he wanted a younger woman in their baby-making years (20-30) and not someone in her mid-40′s”. Such a crock of shit. Jennifer gave him her youth. SMH

  22. kri says:

    JJ is our American Sienna Miller. I’m scurrrrrrrrrred of herrrrrr.

    • Nude says:

      She seems to have a really bitchy side. Zach Gilanfanakis said something about it. So did the kid who used to play her son on Mad Men.

  23. Kelly says:

    I would love them together!!

    • evermore says:

      Me too, I would love it. Yes please hook up , if only for a few months, just so I can see Don and Betty together in real life. LOL

      They look like they really like each other in the photo.

  24. Sara says:

    I really hate pant suits.