Actress January Jones admits she may not be the best man to raise a son. Jones made headlines in May when she said her 4-year-old son, Xander, already has his own “beauty routine” in the mornings.
The 38-year-old star of TV’s Mad Men said she involved the boy in her daily “primping schedule”.
The former model admits in a new interview with Red magazine that she plans to remain a single mom for her son’s sake. But she realizes the boy needs a male role model in his life to show him how to be a man.
“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 sh-tty things that dads accidentally do. I just don’t feel I need a partner.”
Jones added that she doesn’t feel lonely or lacking from an absence of male company.
“Do I want [a man]? 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.”
Jones shared an anecdote about a tantrum her son threw during breakfast as proof that the boy needs to have a masculine figure around.
“This morning, I made Xander eggs, toast, a smoothie. He spat out his blueberries, threw the eggs into the sink, was playing with his toast, and I just lost my sh-t. And I took the plate and threw it in the garbage, in tears. Someone needs to be the mature one here, but I had a full tantrum. Maybe I should get a manny!”