Here we go again. After much speculation about who fathered Mad Men actress January Jones' infant son Xander, a recent blind item has tongues wagging that Ashton Kutcher is the boy's baby daddy.
Blind Gossip posted the following blind item last week:
"This married actor had a one-night stand with one of his exes, who is an actress in an acclaimed television show. She wound up pregnant. The actor’s wife found out about the baby, and, to no one’s surprise, went completely ballistic. Both the actor and his wife tried every tactic (money, lawyers, threats to ruin her career) to convince the ex to terminate the pregnancy. Despite enormous pressure from all sides, the ex decided to keep the baby. The actor’s marriage is now on the rocks. We’re not sure how long everyone can remain tight-lipped about this one. It will be difficult to keep such a bombshell out of divorce proceedings, which will likely occur before the New Year."
Gossip bloggers began putting two and two together and came up with Ashton. Even mainstream media outlets began contacting the actors' reps, who refused to comment.
While Ashton and January did date from 1998 to 2001, Jones doesn't remember him with much affection according to an interview with GQ from 2009.
“The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting,” she says. “He was like, I don’t think you’re going to be good at this. So– f-ck you! He only has nice things to say now–if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can’t do something, that’s when I’m most motivated.”
The interviewer later writes that the ex was Ashton Kutcher, so it seems unlikely she would rush back into his arms for a fling.
Other men who have come under scrutiny as Xander's potential fathers are Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis, and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.
One thing is for sure -- Jones isn't talking.
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