Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have ended their long-term relationship. "With great sadness, we have decided to separate, after 18 years of love and shared history," the couple confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly. "We will continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward."
A source close to Jennifer told the publication the pair hadn't been seeing eye-to-eye for a while, adding: "But now they're done. They decided to finally split. It's sad."
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Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have ended their 18-year relationship
Mad Men star Jon, 44, and Jennifer, 45, have been the subject of split rumours for months now – and took the step of issuing a statement back in April denying claims they had separated. They were last seen together publicly on 22 July at a premiere in New York, where they seemed happy and were "canoodling" with each other, according to People.
Earlier this year, Jon completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, and credited Jennifer for helping him overcome his addiction. Speaking at the time, the actor's representative confirmed: "With the support of his long-time partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They ask for privacy and sensitivity going forward."
Jon and Jennifer started dating in 1997 after being introduced at the party of a mutual friend. Just last year, Jon told People how lucky he felt to have Jennifer - an actress and a screenwriter – in his life. "Our lives are entwined," he said. "It's a long time (together). I'm definitely the guy that repeats his stories! Mostly it's just paying attention and keeping engaged and not succumbing to inertia or going through the motions."
In 2011, Jon spoke about the couple's decision not to have children together. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for my friends who do balance this particular career with raising a kid, 'cause it's a tricky environment to bring them in to… So not for us just yet," he told the Hollywood Reporter.