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Insider claims Jon Hamm was using Jennifer Westfeldt unfairly

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Does Jon Hamm's breakup prove he's more like his Mad Men character than we'd hoped?

As we already know, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have officially announced they will part ways after almost 20 years together.

The self-branded unlikely pair made it official after months of rumors about their relationship ending.

A source has revealed to People that the reasons behind the split allegedly stem from Hamm's "demons" and Westfeldt’s need to "mother him." They said Westfeldt had the Mad Men star on a "tight leash" and that she would "take care of him and support him during difficult times — and after hard nights of partying."

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But the source made it sound more like Westfeldt was Hamm's actual caretaker than his partner, saying, "He has always had demons and needed a mother figure in his life. It was generally assumed that they would break up once he got sober because he didn't need to lean on her to take care of him so much."

Ouch. That seems harsh.

Hamm’s "demons" were apparently a bottle and his inability to put it down. Earlier this year, he completed treatment for alcohol addiction, during which Westfeldt stood by and supported him.

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A source told Us magazine that the pair did "try to work it out" but the problems in their relationship ultimately brought their 18-year partnership to an end. Both are children of divorce and both have in the past associated any problems with the fact that they never "had the greatest examples of marriages" in their own families.

It is surely sad to see a couple together for so long in Hollywood part ways, but the picture painted of Hamm, if true, is certainly one that reveals him to be much more like his onscreen character, Don Draper, than one would hope.

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