Why Does Jon Hamm Stay With His Lady?

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You know, Jennifer Westfeldt, the Tony nominated actress/writer/etc. whose Friends with Kids movie Hamm recently appeared in.

Easy: Because they really like each other.

But what I'm actually trying to get at is this:

Seeing how so many Hollywood relationships explode when one member of the couple suddenly makes it way bigger than the other, why have these two--a unit since 1997--not succumbed to that kind of fallout?

I mean, when a longtime partner becomes an "overnight star," the other partner usually packs up their ego and runs for safety.

After all, Kim Basinger, Julia Roberts, Hilary Swank, Kate Winslet, and so many others seemed to have relationship troubles the second they started getting big-time honors like Oscars.

Oh, wait a minute! Those are all women!

When their ladies strike it bigger than they do, men obviously can't handle it.

But judging from Westfeldt (and other examples), the reverse doesn't happen nearly as often.

I'm happy to hear that and I wish them continued success as a duo.

I'm just worried about all the gay male couples in the biz.

Two guys? They'll have double the chance of a jealousy explosion

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Ivy
Ivy

Isn't it probably just the reverse - the women have a lot more opportunities in their career and bedroom so they get rid of the man.

Blissbaby
Blissbaby

That's pat of it, but usually the man flees because of ego damage.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I can't see someone walking away from Jon Hamm just because his career took off. But seriously your insight is probably correct that females can handle that better than males can. If you care about someone and it's not just some bullshit celeb pairing, you're happy for your partner's success. Isn't that what actors dream of - the big break? But I have read bitter sounding comments she's made about other females coming up to her and telling her how lucky she is to be with Him.

Helene
Helene

They're my favorite showbiz couple.

Krl5858
Krl5858

What Tony is she nominated for?

Musto
Musto

She was nominated for Wonderful Town.

Musto
Musto

Several years ago.

Musto
Musto

Thanks to my auntie Anita Sarko for adding insight to this post.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I knew of the female portion of this unit from "Kissing Jessica Stein" long before "Mad Men" began airing.

and I don't watch Mad Men.

Perhaps this pairing truly is a match of equals.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

It's nice to hear about actors who keep their sanity...despite it all.

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