Personally, I wasn’t buying the “aw-shucks, it’s terrible to be single now” routine from Jon Hamm. I remember when Hamm was with Jennifer Westfeldt, and how many rumors there were about his wandering eye, especially in the last years of that relationship. While I don’t doubt that his relationship with Jennifer was a marriage in every way except name, and he’s entitled to mourn that marriage-like relationship, I also think he was probably pretty eager to be single again. And now, reportedly, he has a new girlfriend. Maybe. Jon Hamm and… Dakota Johnson?!
Are Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson just friends or is there a romance blossoming? We’re told the genetically blessed actors were spotted drinking wine at Kingside in the Viceroy Central Park hotel on Thursday night after Hamm, 46, hosted the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball.
“They seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company,” a spy told us of their “low-key” night, adding that they were hanging out for about two hours.
It’s not the first time Hamm and Johnson, 28, have been spotted together. In April the pair were photographed together at Elton John’s 70th birthday party. Hamm and his partner of 18 years, the actress Jennifer Westfeldt, called it quits in 2015. He was rumored to be dating Jenny Slate in June and was even spotted flirting with Kate Beckinsale since his big breakup.
“It’s hard to be single after being together for a long time,” he admitted to InStyle earlier this year. “It’s really hard. It sucks.”
Meanwhile, Johnson and Matthew Hitt split in 2016 after two years together.
I honestly didn’t know/remember that Dakota and Matthew Hitt had split. Huh. As for Jon… the last time we checked in on Hamm’s love life, he was actually maybe hanging out with Jenny Slate, and that was just back in June. Is it possible he was loosely dating Slate, and now he’s loosely dating Dakota, just a few months later? I don’t know, maybe. Anything is possible. I wonder about the ages though… Jon is 46 years old, Dakota is 28, Jenny is 35 (but she looks a lot younger). While none of this is a gross-old-man-hits-on-jailbait situation, it does make me wonder if the Hamm is just enjoying a younger dating pool in general, and what that says about him.
Update: This Page Six story is from a few days ago, and then last night, People Magazine reported that Dakota was seen out on a date in LA with Chris Martin. Seriously!! I will give Dakota props for being a Kate Hudson-esque maneater if that’s the case. But I’d still prefer to see Dakota with a dude who is… I don’t know, maybe not so douchey?
Photos courtesy of WENN.
I’ll buy that she’s too good to be in a relationship with Jon Hamm – given his criminal frat boy behavior and recent drinking problems, I think most women would be wise to avoid him. Is Chris Martin really too douchey for her, though? I mean, he’s pretty douchey, but I’ve never really seen anything to suggest she’s some wonderful breath of fresh air herself.
she is though, she’s lovely.
@ell I agree. Dakota is my new girl crush. She’s so charming on the chat shows.
It’s pretty amazing to me that it can be taken literally when you say “criminal frat boy behavior.”
Hamm seems to not actually go for the young young girls…we shall see who he ends up he seems though cause every time I say it sure enough they end up with a young girl lol.
Funny thing is, I misread the link to this, and totally thought it was Jon Hamm/Dakota *Fanning* O_O Now that would be quite the age gap…
Poor Dakota, my only thought about this whole thing was Eva Green would rock that gold dress (it just swallows Dakota up)
Yes and whoever styled her hair to display her forehead like that must have hated her.
Looks like a Barbara Stanwyck gown to me. Love it.
Eww, both of them
I mean, it’s a big age difference but it’s not Leo dating another 21 year old.
but its almost the same …38 and 21… is quite the same to me than 46 and 21: someone still figuring themeslves out versus someone who is entering middle-age and all the experiences, seasoned knowledge and depth that goes with it.
A dad/daughter gap= 18 years he could have been her dad… so bye rolling”. it’s quite bad actually
dakota is 28??
She’s 28, not 21. And we don’t do women any favors if we assume that, past the age of 22 or 23, that they are too young to know who they are.
yes. Sorry typing mistake. But Dakota is 28 (not 21 , sorry again for the mistake)
yes . sorry for the mistake. She is 28 (typing error)
“we don’t do women any favors if we assume that, past the age of 22 or 23, that they are too young to know who they are.”
aAnd we don’t either by assuming that their “mature” enough to be with men that can be their dads …. While enabling men to ” grow “and “mature till they hit 40
Patriarchy is built on this kind of belief
Actually, @truthful, we DO do women favors when we assume that they are “mature” enough – at 28 – to make their own choices. What’s the magical age when you think a woman is no longer a little girl? 30? 35?
“Patriarchy” is, in fact, built on the belief that women aren’t smart enough or mature enough to know their own minds. “Patriarchy” is built on the idea that women need protection from themselves. You are, in fact, offering patriarchal thinking here.
Now, I can agree with you about letting men fet away with arrested adulthood. But in Hamm’s case, he was in a very long-term relationship with someone his own age for a long time. It’s not like he has had a series of these relationships. But regardless, his choices don’t reflect on Dakota.
“Patriarchy” is, in fact, built on the belief that women aren’t smart enough or mature enough to know their own minds. “Patriarchy” is built on the idea that women need protection from themselves. You are, in fact, offering patriarchal thinking here.”
And the whole young woman/ older man narrative is feeding that.
let me make it more precise: Dakota Johnson isn’t too young. She is is too young FOR him.
Let me make it more precise: no, she is not. People who think she is are engaging in moralism wrapped in feminism.
I’ve been with my spouse for 22 yrs, married for 21. I’m 52 (and an old soul) & he is a very young 71. It may not work for some.. but I think it’s up to each individual. I don’t have daddy issues, and I certainly have never looked at my handsome husband as a father figure.
@EOA: “People who think she is are engaging in moralism wrapped in feminism”- the classical “real values” defense .
it would have been moralism if it was not a against a moral assumption that have been institutionalized to the point that it has become a matrimonial statistic throughout ages. So about moralism… not the best word
ps: It is my opinion not a “feminist position” as apparently you want to label it… to be able to discard it.my opinion like yours even if embracing every contour defined by patriarchy throughout centuries… ins’t an expression of patriarchy
Good for you ! And nobody talked about any daddy issues, but it seems that you want to talk about it apparently
You wrote above a dad/daughter gap = 18 yrs older. He could have been her dad so bye.
You opened the door. The problem is we are quick to tear women down in this matter as if we aren’t mature to make our own choices or are being taken advantage of. I was married before to a man my age, he walked out on me when I was fighting for my life. My point predators, jerks, abusers come in all ages. It’s the two individuals and what they find in each other. I do agree at 21 that age gap is unsettling. But at 28, I hope we have all lived life enough to have the maturity to know what we want & don’t want in a relationship. I just hate how as women we claim feminism then tear down other women because we don’t believe in how they live their life. Empowerment comes in many ways & forms..
“I just hate how as women we claim feminism then tear down other women because we don’t believe in how they live their life.
That was just your perception … As my critics was aimed at society’s perception only.
I didn’t say a word about Dakota,I didn’t even imply a thing about her.
Maybe feminism should be about stopping using words like “tiring down” and “empowering”, those words aren’t damaging to women by planting false projection.
Wait, Slate looks a lot younger than 35? LMAO that’s a stretch but ok
Didn’t the Hammaconda go to rehab for alcohol in recent years? Maybe? Maybe not?
As women, maybe we should start to have less tolerance towards this kind of age gap, in the way that we should stop shrugging and go with flow with the internal misogyny that makes us think that the moment a girl is legal she is fair game for whatever dudes that is not ancient.
We always find excuses: she is not that young , she is not a young girl anymore, he is not ready to settle…
All these excuses fit MEN expectations about women . Maybe we Should start to have Our own.
ps: SHE IS to young for him. or let me re-phrase this: he is too old for her (our perspective)
“Less tolerance” – let me tell you, as someone who is in a relationship with someone 20 years older than myself, I already get the message of how “tolerant” people are of a large age gap. They aren’t. And they presume things about my relationship that they have no way of knowing.
Dakota Johnson is 28 years old. She’s not a child. She is a fully grown adult who is, no doubt, capable of making her own decisions regarding her love life. Infantilizing grown women and telling them that they are unable to see that they are victims merely because there is an age difference is not feminist, IMO, and it does nothing to empower women.
Of course love can happen with huge age gap.
I was talking about the systemic assumption made to women to have older partners.
Women are not victims, but the system is putting them in a systemic pattern to date way much older.
Empowering women is also acknowledging this !
i don’t think the moment a girl is legal is fair game, not at all. but at 28, and i am 28 now, i’m an adult who has been doing adult things since i finished uni 6 years ago. like another poster said we don’t do women any favours by infantilising them when they’re 2 years away from being 30.
I am 2 years older than you and of course we have been adult for a long time … BUT as life is about growing and experience why OURS (as women is always supposed to be equal to men’s decades older than us regarding to relationship)
I ain’t talking about the fact that Dakota Johnson is dating John Hamm… but to the fact that we collectively accept it as “balanced”, while it’s not.
Somebody who is 18 years older than you IS 18 years older than you, there is no balance here, the society keep acting like it is when the men is the oldest one.
… while when a man evening its mid-thirties will be considered too young for a woman a decade older than him (à la ben foster/ Robin wright).
The imbalance lies there about the silently role given to women to supposedly be “more mature”.
Isn’t feminism all about respecting women’s right to autonomy and choice? Why shouldn’t a woman get together with an older guy if she wants, especially as in this case there’s no issue of power imbalance? I dislike seeing the language of feminism used to impose new constraints upon women and what they choose to do with their lives.
Feminism is about pursuing equality in rights and treatment (total other conversation)
That was my opinion.
And whenever there is more than 5/7 years of difference … there is imbalance.
Again feminism is about rights and treatment regarding society (again wring conversation…my opinion stands for ME)
It is not a constraint I am putting it is a critic I am making to a whole way of thinking.
The whole young woman/ older men narrative as a whole has been corrosive for decades time to put it in perspective
I would not get into anything serious with Jon Hamm, he seems pretty messed up. But a one nighter? Yeah, I would. I’m too curious about the Hammaconda to say no.
Eh at 28 a woman is not a child and my husband is older than me but it wasn’t a pattern for either of us. No issue with it.
I don’t get the hype over this girl. She looks very blank to me all the time. Both of them are just meh.
“And whenever there is more than 5/7 years of difference … there is imbalance.”
No matter the actual age of the individuals?
That’s awfully judgemental. And limiting. Perhaps you should make that decision for yourself, not other people.
So agree w/ your comment Stilltotaled.
I am making the decision to have an opinion about it. Like all you ladies, on various subject, on this website called Celebitchy.
Deal with it if it’s hitting close to home.( which apparently is…)
And read about psychology and collecting experiences throughout life. It might be different later in life but in the first decades of your life every year counts.
Sorry. not sorry
I majored in Psychology thank you very much. There is nothing for me to deal with. I have a good life & wouldn’t trade it for anything. Being a mature adult I’ll leave it at that and wish you the same.
“There is nothing for me to deal with”
I am sorry if I made you feel that I was implying such a thing. I wasn’t . I was genuinely talking about researches and didn’t imply a shade at all.
Sorry that it made you feel that way , that wasn’t my intention at all.
As my doctor reminded me the other day, persons with ADHD/ADD tend to mature cognitively about 10 years slower than their counterparts. I was a very late bloomer, immature and easily taken advantage of till I was in my very late 20’s, early 30’s (when I became a mum). It’s not the chronological age of the folks involved that matters (exclusive of anyone underage, naturally), it’s their level of maturity. I was a very naive, immature 28 year old who could easily have been taken advantage of by a 46 year old.
Thank you. Slow clap
For a minute I thought I was interacting with ladies from the fifties.