Jon Hamm, who plays sexy creative director, Don Draper, on Mad Men doesn't see the need to expand his blessed gene pool. The actor, who has been in a relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt for 14-years, has gone against the grain when it comes to matrimony and starting a family. Hamm, 41, and director, writer, actress Westfeldt, 43, are famously anti-marriage and see no reason to alter their relationship in any way. The couple's mindset is a rare one since marriage and children are still very much an expected progression for most coupes.
Hamm has defended their choice by stating:
If it ain't broke don't fix it. The better version of that is that any relationship is a day-in-day-out process. Having a piece of paper serves to remind you of your commitment, but we do a pretty good job of reminding each other.
Westfeldt, who based her latest film, Friends with Kids, on her own experiences, told the New York Times why she hasn't taken on motherhood:
I kept feeling like I'd wake up with absolute clarity, and I haven't. And we have a pretty great life together. The chance that we'll regret it doesn't seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I may wake up tomorrow with that lightning bolt, and I'll have to scramble to make it happen.
Friends with Kids is a comedy that deals with the unfortunate changes that happen to relationships after marriage and children. It's a fresh exploration of unconventional approaches to parenting and other societal norms. Westfeldt explored similar themes in films like Kissing Jessica Stein and Ira and Abbey.