The actress doesn't regret being a single parent
January Jones – who is mother to a five-year-old son – says she has no regrets about becoming a single parent. Although she admits raising a child can be difficult, the Mad Men star wants to be the best parent she can.
She explained to Red magazine: “I don’t believe in regret. I just try to be a better person. Try to be a better mom. But I think even missteps are done for a reason.
I have déjà vu a lot and someone once told me that when you feel déjà vu a lot, it’s because you are living your life the way it should be lived. And so I feel – even if it’s been a mistake – it has led me to where I am now. So, no: I don’t believe in regretting anything…”
The actress also discussed some of the difficulties she’s facing as a single mother, insisting she has to play the “bad cop” on occasion.
“I don’t want to be bad cop, but to have his respect, I have to be both. I’m an emotionally immature person – I’m an actor for God’s sake. I see myself behaving like a child all the time. 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 s**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.”
And January says she felt a lot of “female energy” due to being surrounded and supported by her mother and younger sisters.
She added: My younger sisters and my mom and my doula were in the room; my brother-in-law and my dad were next door.
I only wanted women with me. Female energy. It was a 30-hour process but it was awesome. I’d love to do it again.”