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Hamm’s ex ‘tired of being his mum’

Published 09/09/2015

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Jon Hamm’s romantic partner of nearly two decades, Jennifer Westfeldt, supposedly decided to end their relationship because his partying got to be too much for her to bear.

The 44-year-old Mad Men star dated writer-director Jennifer for 18 years until they confirmed their relationship was over on Monday.

And apparently Jon’s penchant for partying became too much to bear for Jennifer.

"Jon and Jennifer really fought hard to make their relationship work, Jennifer more so than Jon," a source told ET Online. "They were together for many years, but in the end, it was too much work. It's no secret that Jon likes to go out and leads a very party-heavy lifestyle. And Jennifer was just tired of that.

"She wanted him to grow up … and he never wanted to. She was tired of being his mother."

Earlier this year Jon confirmed he booked himself into rehab for 30 days to seek help with his alcohol addiction. Around the time of admission into the treatment centre, Jon credited Jennifer with being instrumental to his recovery. She is also thought to be the primary motivator behind his decision to get professional assistance.

Although the pair officially announced their breakup in early September, sources tell ET they had actually been apart for several months ahead of the split confirmation date.

Jon, who portrayed lothario Don Draper on Mad Men, has previously spoken about how he views the occurrence of personal tragedy in people’s lives.

"I think that making questionable choices in life doesn't necessarily negate you from the pursuit of happiness," he told E! News. "And you know, the process of working on oneself is never easy but hopefully it's beneficial in the long-term for not only you, but the people you love."

Jon and Jennifer first started dating in 1997 after meeting each other at a party.

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