The actress opened up about single parenting in the February issue of Red magazine, sharing that her little boy has many male role models in his life.
“Xander has a lot of bro time with the neighbor dads and my dad, who is super young. It’s good to have strong women around a man to teach him to respect women,” the Last Man on Earth star, 38, explained. “He doesn’t have a male person saying ‘don’t cry’ or ‘you throw like a girl.’ All those s–tty things that dads accidentally do.”
In fact, Jones said Xander may not need a stepfather. “I just don’t feel I need a partner,” she admitted.
Though she believes never say never. “Do I want one? Maybe. But I don’t feel unhappy or lonely,” the Mad Men alum said. “It would have to be someone so amazing that I would want to make room. Someone who would contribute to my happiness and not take away from it.”
“I don’t want to be bad cop, but to have his respect, I have to be both. I’m an emotionally immature person—I’m an actor for God’s sake. I see myself behaving like a child all the time,” she shared. “This morning, I made Xander eggs, toast, a smoothie. He spat out his blueberries, threw the eggs into the sink, was playing with his toast, and I just lost my shit. And I took the plate and threw it in the garbage, in tears. Someone needs to be the mature one here, but I had a full tantrum.”