• Thu, Feb 28 2013

January Jones And Her Fatty Wallet Shirk Your Single Mom Pity

january jones babySingle mother January Jones has two (among many other) successes to her name. Not only is she raising son Xander Dane Jones by herself, albeit with a nice actress paycheck, she also has managed to conceal who the father is. But despite pushing ahead with mommyhood without so much as an acknowledgement from the baby’s father, January Jones finds herself getting a lot of You Poor Single Mom looks. Seriously? This is a woman with a net worth of $5.5 million dollars.

The privileged actress who can afford her child virtually anything short of their own private island tells British Glamour that not much has changed since having baby Xander. That’s the thing about being a super independently wealthy single mother:

“People keep saying, ‘Oh poor you, being a single mum.” But I don’t want to be pitied. I can do anything I want to do. I work, I date, I have friends. I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life. I don’t think being a single mum is something I need to feel sorry about or need to go to group therapy over. It’s really a joy in my life and that’s it. I have a great family and friends, and I know they’d be there if I needed help, but I feel like I’m doing it fine on my own. Being a mum is something I always wanted to do and I love it.’

Don’t let them get you down, January. I don’t feel sorry for you, your hit TV show, baby Xander, or your hefty net worth. Also, please feel free to adopt me if you’re thinking of a sibling!

(photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock)

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  • Not a sad sack

    I agree. I’m a single mom who makes a decent living (not January Jones money, but I get by) and people always assume that I’m broke or struggling. I am not a superhero or sad for doing it alone. It is just my life. I just need to spend a day talking to my married or partnered friends to remember the grass isn’t always greener.

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