Did Will Ferrell save Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt’s relationship? The hell?

Back in July, there was some speculation and gossip that Jon Hamm might be fooling around on his girlfriend of 13 or 14 years, Jennifer Westfeldt. The Daily claimed The Hamm had been seen all over New York City, buying girls drinks and talking up whatever lady he fancied. LaineyGossip had a blind item that many thought was about The Hamm and Westfeldt too – all about how a dude was screwing around on his girlfriend with younger costars. Well… whatever happened around that time, Jon and Jennifer seemed to weather it. They stepped out looking couple-y a few weeks after the reports, and for the past month, I really haven’t heard anything positive or negative about either of them.

So what happened? If you believe The Enquirer, Jon got his act together because Will Ferrell told him to. What the what?

Happily married Will Ferrell has taken on a surprising new role – relationship counselor to close pal Jon Hamm. And Will’s telling Hamm not to cheat on his live-in girlfriend.

Ferrell leaped into action when he heard that Jon and Jennifer Westfeldt were having problems after reports that Jon has returned to his old ways – boozing and hitting on women.

“Jon has been sowing wild oats, and Will is worried that his friend’s antics could wreck his relationship with Jennifer,” revealed an insider. “So he sat Jon down recently for a man-to-man conversation. He told him he needed to recommit himself to the happy home life he’s built with Jen.”

Ferrell also suggested it might be time for his 41-year-old friend to anchor the relationship by getting married and having or adopting a baby, said the source. “And Will also let Jen know he was talking sense into Jon and setting him straight.”

Ferrell has been married to Viveca Paulin for 12 years, and they’re parents to three sons. “Will is determined to get Jon refocused on his home life. Will and Viveca have been hosting couples’ dinner parties, and Jon and Jennifer are regular invitees. The counseling seems to be working like a charm. Jen has even called Will to thank him.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

First of all, I’m not even sure if I believe Will and Jon are this tight. I think The Hamm is friendly with most people, and I could see a casual friendship between the two men. But I don’t buy that they’re close enough for Will to act as some kind of relationship counselor, nor do I think Will would ever feel the need to act that way with ANY of his friends. Right? Mind yo’ business, Will. And Jon… God, I don’t even know what to do with you. If he’s really been hooking up with other ladies… he’s not the man I thought he was. Sad.

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29 Responses to “Did Will Ferrell save Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt’s relationship? The hell?”

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  1. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Sounds more like a story about Don Draper!

  2. Launicaangelina says:

    I love Hamm! Most people hate on Jennifer and trash her because she has the Hamm-dong. I actually hope all the rumors are untrue and the maintain their relationship. I like them together, especially because they came up together. Honestly, I’m not sure I can handle anyone else having the Hamm-Dong.

  3. Riana says:

    They’re never the men they want the public to believe they are.

    On a different note I’ve seen several pictures of Draper and several of Hamm and I gotta say…what a disappointment it would be waiting home for THAT.

    He seems to look perpetually sweaty and hung over. Cleaning up nicely doesn’t cover the transformation they put on him for the show.

  4. B says:

    Instead of fooling around behind her back, why not break up? They’re not married, they don’t have kids (as far as I know). If he wants to fool around, break it off and find someone else. He shouldn’t subject someone who cares to this humiliation, and expect to sleep with her as well as all of the side pieces.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    Translation to what actually happened:
    Hamm went out with his bros, flirted with some ladies.
    Someone called a tabloid and said, “Hamm is sowing his wild oats!”
    Ferrell ran into Hamm at a bar and said, “Hey bro, keep it in your pants, LOL.”
    Then someone with a deadline enhanced from there.

    Sorry, sometimes I think tabs are just crazy with these stories.

    • minimi says:

      lol I love your reading of the all story…the funniest is that it really makes a lot more sense than all the tabloid take on it. 🙂

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Agreed. mean, all these rumors are just off-shoots of that original story about how he was talking to some women at a bar right? I haven’t heard anything else save for a few dumb blind items (which I always take with a grain of salt).

      It’s not like there are hundreds of rumors about Hamm boning other chicks.
      I just feel like I need more info before I believe this-one rumor does not a cheater make.

    • Talie says:

      The Lainey blind item went a lot deeper than just flirting.

  6. Lu says:

    First off, this is gossip, folks. Nobody sells tabloids by “reporting” on how happy people are. But even if these rumors of him hitting on other women have some basis in what people say they have observed, perhaps it’s just the combination of a friendly guy who undoubtedly has women throwing themselves at him all the time. Get a couple drinks in him, and who knows what it could look like, even if it’s fairly innocent. Notice this Enquirer article said “hitting on” not “sleeping with.” A lot of the rumors hinge on Jen not being anywhere around while he was seen out on the town as if that was somehow telling, but what nobody ever seems to mention is that she was doing a play for several weeks at Vassar, and he visited her regularly and they were seen out and about up there looking like nothing was amiss. So it boils down, I guess, to which eyewitnesses do you choose to believe? Long term relationships are hard, and I bet there are VERY few people who have been in a relationship that long and have never had rough patches. If the worst I could say about my husband of 20 years is that he got drunk a few times and flirted, then he’d still be a prince compared to most men out there. It must be horrible to try and have a normal relationship under this kind of public scrutiny.

  7. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Hamm’s status as an actor and sex symbol has risen exponentially in the past few years, while hers has remained on the same level, or even drifted lower. I just don’t see this couple surviving the gap.

  8. Sara says:

    She is a terrible actress imo.

    • Canda says:

      And what is the deal with her mouth?? Every time she smiles she looks weird, like she’s trying to imitate a mouse or something.

  9. operagirl says:

    I hate to say this, because I love Hamm, but . . . IMHO you can see the alcohol in his face. I don’t know about the Will Farrell angle, but I do believe they were having issues, and I do believe it could have something to do with his drinking. And that’s just sad.

  10. Gia says:

    Riiiight…because getting married and throwing a kid in the mix will defo fix any relationship problems. O_o

  11. Zigggy says:

    Wish she wouldn’t have f*cked with her face- it’s very distracting. The cheeks, the mouth, the area around the mouth- it just doesn’t look right.

  12. j.eyre says:

    I admit I have not read much on this story but I have seen rumors of flirting and buying drinks but no one actually accusing him of sleeping around. I am not trying to be a Pollyanna about this, but is it possible he didn’t cross the line? I am not excusing his behavior, but maybe it wasn’t as bad as we thought?
    As I said, I don’t know much on this but I do like them both and hope it was just a rocky patch.

    • Ally says:

      I know! That story sounds so harmless. My theory is that he was playing wing man to his (inevitably) homelier friends. Plus, the idea that several girls turned him down hints at utter fiction.

      I saw him recently on the Graham Norton Show, where Charlize Theron flirted enthusiastically with him on the guest couch (pawing, hair flipping, giggling), and he did not look remotely interested, even though Charlize is a knockout version of the Westfeldt blonde type.

  13. Happy21 says:

    I love Jon Hamm! Am not much of a fan of his girlfriend but I gotta admit that his attractiveness to me is in part that he is in a long term relationship. That, to me, is sexy.

    When the story of his cheating, etc. broke a couple of months ago I hoped it wasn’t true. I still hope its not.

    Jon Hamm has said in interviews that he was friends with many Hollywood comedic stars before he even became famous and is particularly close with Zach Galifinakis. Seeing that Zach just did a movie with Will Farrell, it is possible that Will Ferrell gave him some sort of talking to. However, I think that its more likely that Will was totally being his comedic self when doing so.

    Just a thought 🙂

  14. Sarah says:

    OMG, Will Ferrell is this season’s Don Draper to Jon Hamm’s Pete Campbell! DON’T BE PETE JON. JUST PLEASE DON’T BE PETE.

  15. Esti says:

    This is total nonsense, if for no other reason than that both Hamm and Westfeldt have repeatedly said that they don’t want kids. If Will Farrell knows Hamm as well as this suggests, he wouldn’t be trying to convince him to “recommit” to his relationship by having a baby.

  16. Virginia says:

    Will Ferrall and his three sons?? What happened to Pearl …

  17. Oyn says:

    Lainey hinted that he was sleeping with Kristen Wigg for a short time….I don’t think she is younger is she? But she is supposed to be friends with Jennifer.

  18. april says:

    My only advice to Jennifer is get married or get out. Who wants to be strung along for over ten years? It makes you look desperate and lacking in self worth. I know some women choose to not get married, but Jennifer is one of the others who appears to be just hanging on.

  19. Becky1 says:

    This story sounds like c*ap to me. I can’t comment as to whether or not the Hamm was actually fooling around, just flirting or doing neither but I really don’t believe the “Will Ferrell sat him down and told him to settle down” story.

    Anyway, I hope he and his gf stay together. It’s nice to see a 40 year old actor with a woman who’s his own age.

  20. lisa2 says:

    I’m not really a fan so just commenting as an outsider. I think he is attractive, but on the big screen he doesn’t have a lot of presence. He does well on the small screen. I think for a lot of men that get success at a later time in their life it must be insane to have women going so crazy over you. He was an actor before Mad Men, but I’m sure women were not throwing themselves at him. Now it is a different thing. You either handle it or you don’t.

    fame can be a deal breaker for relationships if the couple can’t talk to each other. And I think men going out partying all the time without their wife, partner or girlfriend is a bad thing all around. I don’t care if it is to promote their projects.

  21. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I don’t buy that he was out hittin on other women. I think he is committed but he just looks like he’s not a very happy person (like many artists). But I don’t think he’d cheat on jennifer.