In Hollywood, there’s no such thing as a secret. Whether celebrities share all their personal details about their lives willingly or not, it’s damn near impossible to keep something private. And yet, Mad Men star January Jones is proving that she can achieve the impossible by keeping the paternity of her son Xander a secret.
Single mother Jones has refused to disclose the father of 20-month-old Xander ever since she announced her pregnancy in 2011. The actress has previously dated Ashton Kutcher, Josh Groban and Jason Sudeikis, and when she was asked to name the dad in a recent interview with The New York Times, she declined, stating, “That’s my son’s business. It’s not the public’s business.”
Where oh where did Jones learn this power of secret-keeping? From veteran actor Jack Nicholson. “Jack Nicholson once told me, ‘You should never give your personal life away, otherwise people will pick you apart. They’ll never believe in your character,'” Jones says. “Women should have lots of secrets. It’s our right to have secrets. Otherwise, what would we write in our memoirs?”
More power to you, Jones!