'Not On The Same Page': Jon Hamm Split From Jessica Westfeldt After 18 Years Because He Didn't Want Kids, Reports Say

August 13, 2019

For a relationship to succeed, both people involved must have a few things in common. But things don't always work out that way.

A successful actor

Jonathan Daniel Hamm was introduced to most people when he played the role of advertising exec Don Draper on the hit TV series 'Mad Men'.

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He also made appearances on other TV series as well such as 'What About Brian,' 'Providence' and 'The Division.'

A relationship dilemma

When Jon Hamm and Jessica Westfeldt announced they were going their separate ways in 2015, their fans were heartbroken. The couple wasn't very forthcoming about the reason for the breakup but there have been a few speculations.

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Insiders reportedly revealed to NY Daily News that the couple, who were together for 18 years before splitting, were forced to go their separate ways due to their different ideas for the future.

Allegedly, Jessica wanted to get married and have kids but Jon did not share the same desire. A source reportedly claimed;

They were definitely not on the same page.

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Another source explained that Jon kept on procrastinating when it came to marriage and kids until he finally decided against it.

They would talk about it and he always said 'maybe,' but last year it became 'No, I don't want kids.'

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In an interview with The New York Times in 2012, Jessica revealed that she had babies on her mind. She said she had always thought she would have had kids at her age but a lot of things happened that she didn't plan for.

I never thought I'd be this age and not have kids. But my life has also gone in a million ways I never anticipated.

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Meanwhile, while speaking to Hollywood Reporter in 2011, Jon said that he and Jessica weren't planning for kids at the time and the idea was "always on the periphery of the discussion."

Opening Up

In 2018, Jon Hamm shared some details about losing his mother at a young age and coping with depression while speaking to Graham Bensinger.

Jon also recounted the loss of his grandmother and his father, reflecting on how his mental health took a hit during this time.

Thankfully, therapy has been a big help for the actor through all this as he works to heal and move on.