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What's With the Obsession Over January Jones and Her Son's Mystery Father?

September 30, 2011 by Mom Jeanine
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January Jones Baby BlanketNow I know TMZ isn’t exactly the beacon of moral journalism and part of the reason why people love the site is because they push the envelope. Earlier this week they not only obtained but also posted a copy of the birth certificate January Jones filed for her son, Xander. Talk about an invasion of privacy if ever there was one. And not just January’s privacy, but January Jones’ baby boy’s privacy, too!

As if it wasn’t bad enough that they publicized Xander’s birth certificate for the world to see, they go on to name not one, not two but four different men who could possibly be Xander’s father. Two of which are married to other women. Really? She’s already a single mom and now you’re portraying her as some whore who may or may not have slept with at least 4 different guys around the time her son was conceived. Maybe I’m taking this so personally because I’m also a single mom, but it really pisses me off. Leave the woman alone!

Because you know what? IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! Yes, of course, every child should grow up with both parents, but in the event that’s just not possible, one financially stable, emotionally supportive parent is a pretty good second option. And Jones seems to be just that.

I actually give her props for not publicizing her intimate relationships. A lot of celebrities disclose entirely too much information, so how can do anything but respect January Jones for choosing to keep her son’s paternity out of the media? Isn’t that what any responsible mother would do? Try to protect their child from undue scrutiny or criticism?

Like I said, I feel particularly strongly about this because I was in a similar situation as January Jones. So what do you think? Should the media leave her alone about who Xander’s dad is or she should be more open about? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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