January Jones Reveals Her Adventurous, Underwater Hobbies—and Explains Why Her Son Loves Sharks
January Jones's Mad Men character Betty may have been adored for her impeccable outfits but the actress has her own killer style. Yesterday in Beverly Hills, Calif., the 37-year-old starlet stepped out in a look that she pieced together herself just moments before arriving to Oceana’s A Concert for Our Oceans. “It was what was in my closet. I wasn’t sure if I was gonna get to come—I had to work,” she told InStyle at the event. "So I did everything last minute."
Despite the actress’s hurried getup, she gleamed in the black lace Zimmermann dress and bright red Nicholas Kirkwood pumps. And while the mom, who is a staunch supporter of the charitable organization, arrived solo, she was eager to talk about how much her 4-year-old son, Xander, also loves both the underwater world and all things prehistoric. “We read a lot of books about sharks and dinosaurs. He wants to go swimming with sharks with me, but I told him he has to wait till he’s 10. It’s a fair age, I think,” she told us. “He knows the names of every dinosaur and he wants to be a real dinosaur scientist when he grows up.”
We’re sure young Xander takes to books for most of his brainy fun facts, but there’s no denying that January isn’t a prime source of inspiration. What’s the beauty’s favorite nighttime activity? “Swimming—I’m not a daredevil. I like Jet Skiing. It’s hard to do in the ocean, though. Boating ... I love all things in the ocean. I don’t love to scuba dive. I get a little claustrophobic. When I do trips with Oceana, I usually free dive,” Jones said. She also added that she can impressively hold her breath under water for “maybe a minute tops.” Consider her the world’s coolest mom.
—With reporting by Brandi Fowler
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