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Jon Hamm Reveals How Rehab 'Works' & If He Plans To Have Kids One Day

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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is not afraid of his flaws.

In fact, the Mad Men star is not ashamed to face his demons head on as he went to rehab in 2015 for alcoholism, and continues to go to therapy on a consistent basis.

Opening up to Mr. Porter's The Journal, the 45-year-old explained his relationship with rehab, and how seeking help is not a sign of weakness:

"It has all these connotations, but it's just an extended period of talking about yourself. People go for all sorts of reasons, not all of which are chemically related. But there's something to be said for pulling yourself out of the grind for a period of time and concentrating on recalibrating the system. And it works. It's great."

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Additionally, the actor recommends therapy as a way to keep your mental health in check — something he learned back in the early '90s after his father passed:

"I find it very helpful. I know the English are a lot more skeptical about it than Americans are, but maybe after Brexit, you'll change your minds."

He adds:

"After I'd lost my dad, I had this horrible paralyzing inertia — and no one in my family was capable of dealing with it. So what do you do? Go and see a professional. I preach it from the mountaintops. I know it's a luxury and it's not something everyone can afford. But if you can, do it. It's like a mental gym."

One thing Hamm isn't willing to speak on is his personal love life and relationships.

As you know, the St. Louis native split from Jennifer Westfeldt after 18 years in 2015, but there has been much speculation as to the status of the couple's relationship now.

Jon explains:

"It's very personal and specific and I think people tend to draw their own conclusions about that anyway."

Hmm.

But despite being maybe-single, the Million Dollar Arm star is saying "never say never" to having kids:

"I don't know. I don't think it's necessarily an imperative. I'm not going to psychoanalyse myself here, but… well, never say never. I've got nieces and nephews and I've been a teacher. I've probably been around kids a lot more than all my friends. I feel if you shut that off entirely you calcify. You turn into that guy."

You gotta keep your options open!

You can read the full interview HERE.

[Image via MrPorter.com.]

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