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‘I knew I would be raising my son alone’: January Jones opens up about Xander’s mystery father as she models an array of stunning gowns

By Chelsea White 16:25 24 May 2013, updated 17:21 24 May 2013

It has sent tongues wagging around Hollywood for two years and January Jones has once again ensured the whispers about her son’s paternity continue.

The Mad Men actress opened up about her decision to be a sole parent to her son Xander in a new interview.

The notoriously private star has revealed she had no room for her 20-month-old’s father in her life.

My choice: January Jones has spoken out about her decision to be a sole parent to her son Xander as she poses in a stunning new shoot for website Net-a-porter

The 35-year-old told The Edit . ‘I don’t have room for anything else, so I don’t know how I would have done it with a partner.

‘I knew I would be raising my son alone.

‘It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally – and I was excited about it.’

Rare cander: The notoriously private star, seen here with Xander earlier this month, revealed to The Edit she did not know if she could have raised her 20-month-old with his father in her life Solo choice: The 35-year-old said raising Xander alone ‘Was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally – and I was excited about it’

Her decision to keep the father of her baby a secret caused more than its fare share of whispers in 2011, with many believing the actress had convinced during an affair with a married man.

Staying mum: The star announced her pregnancy just months after dating Jason Sudenkis, seen here at the 2010 Emmys, but she did not name him as the father

Despite the negative attention during her pregnancy, January said it was the ‘most healthy and peaceful I’ve ever felt.’

The star announced her pregnancy just months after dating Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudenkis – now engaged to Olivia Wilde – and has also been linked to other famous men including Ashton Kutcher, and Josh Groban.

However, the X-Men actress told the magazine for luxury website Net-A-Porter she has no plans to reveal the identity her son’s father, bizarrely comparing it to talking about her sexual preferences.

‘It’s just not something the public needs to know,’ she told the online magazine.

‘I don’t divulge my sexual preferences. There are parts of your life – no matter what your job – that should remain private.

‘When I was starting out, other actors advised me to keep certain things close to the vest.

‘When you become a public figure people want to know everything about you, and then [they] pick it apart – it becomes negative.’

She does not plan to keep it a secret from her son Xander, however.

‘When my son asks those questions, I want him to [hear it from me]. I don’t want him to be able to Google it.’

However, during the interview which included a stunning couture photo shoot, January did hint that there was a crack in her strong armor.

When talking about whether her Mad Men character Betty Draper will ever get back with her husband Don, the actress said the show, like in life, just cannot always have all happy endings.

‘I am supposed to say I’d like Betty to find happiness or end up with Don, but I think that would be unrealistic,’ the 35-year-old said.

Stunning secrets: The actress opened up as part of a beautiful couture photo shoot Elegant in emerald: The blonde star looks elegant in an emerald Burberry ruffled gown

‘People just don’t end up with the happily ever after, you have your good and bad days. I am not sure Betty is the type of person who, when faced with what would make her happy, would be able to recognise it.’

The retro show is in its sixth season but will be ending in Season 7.

‘It will be very sad. We are all so close that we will keep in touch, but I don’t think we will ever have this kind of experience again – from the relationships we’ve made to the success we have had, to the cultural impact [of the show].’

Leggy: January reclines in a wooden deck chair as she shows off her slender legs in a stunning two-toned satin gown

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