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Jon Hamm Covers Parade, Talks Marriage

Jon Hamm Covers Parade, Talks Marriage

Check out this sneak peek of Jon Hamm on the latest cover of Parade, on stands Sunday (August 1).

Here’s what the 39-year-old Mad Men star shared:

On his late father Dan being the inspiration for his portrayal of ad man Don Draper: “[His] smoking, drinking, and hard-living ways are pretty much my model for Don Draper.”

On dealing with the loss of his parents: “Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life–so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.”

On why he’s not in a rush to tie the knot with longtime love Jennifer Westfeldt: “I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families. But Jen is the love of my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.”

On not rushing to have children: “I like kids but I also like the option to close the door. Becoming a parent is a whole other life, and it doesn’t stop.”

Check out the full cover gallery of Jon at!

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  • hmmm

    I’m impressed with the people you’re covering lately Jared, keep it up.

  • cool

    Parade has done it again. Looks like they have the best celebrity interviews these days. Jon is so handsome and talented.

  • Catchy

    true gentleman. and a great actor.

  • Chele Belle

    WOW…every time he opens his mouth he just gets hotter and hotter…great looking, smart AND interesting….it just boggles the mind.

  • Exa

    Such a great looking man and a great actor. I think he’s got a lovely personality too.

  • Chetdanburry

    what a refreshing take on marriage and children, couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Celia

    Jon Hamm is a sexy motherf**ker!
    I had no idea he had lost both parents. That’s really sad and in a way makes me appreciate him even more. He’s so high on life and you can tell he really applies his beliefs about living to the fullest to his own life. It’s not just schlock he made up for a stupid magazine.
    And he’s completely right about children. Once they’re there, you’re stuck with them for life. It’s not something you can undo, so you have to be prepared. If you’re not ready, then you shouldn’t make the commitment.

  • bar jolie gaga

    Old school Hollywood glamour. Now THIS is a hot looking man. Be still my heart, holy cow, he is hot!

  • LULZ

    Yep. He’s definitely the catch of a lifetime.

  • Lolzzz

    Awesome and smart…doesn’t get any better. He truly deserves his success!!