Dakota Johnson appears to be dating Mad Men star Jon Hamm
What do you think of when you hear the name of a hotel bar: Kingside in the Viceroy, Central Park? Perhaps the most elite of the masquerade ballers of our society congregate there, over 25 dollar drinks to discuss film contracts, multi-million dollar political donations, and overall to schmooze and booze with those among us who direct the media and entertainment worlds to whatever ends they are taking us.
Kingside in the Viceroy also seems to be a spot for celebrities to meet one another for drinks, and it appears that Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson has done just that last Thursday night, alongside Mad Men star Jon Hamm.
“They seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company,” said a 'spy' who reported the date to Page Six. The spy described the date as "low-key", lasting about 2 hours.
Hamm and Johnson have also been spotted together at Elton John's 70th birthday party, back in April. Of course, Hamm left his 15-year relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt back in 2015, and has been on the market ever since. It seems that the 47 year old actor is now cozying up with 28 year old Dakota Johnson. He's older, but come on, he's Jon Hamm.
Hamm, however, hasn't had the best dating life since 2015: “It’s hard to be single after being together for a long time. It’s really hard. It sucks.”
Dakota Johnson, on the other hand, has a classic romantic attitude of pain and deep feelings:
“I think I’m a little bit heartbroken all the time, even when I’m in a happy relationship. I don’t do casual very well, and my feelings, even the good ones, get so intense that they hurt.”
And yet, it's not clear that the pair are actually dating, only that they enjoy each other's company and seem to be getting closer together. Now that it's being reported, will the two find there is too much pressure, or continue growing further? Having a media cycle pry into your every date seems rather bothersome.
But Hamm and Johnson are both classic personalities. Hamm, in Mad Men, was an old-school business genius with suave, and all the demons that attitude carries. Hamm's character, Don Draper, commits a sexual assault and is masculine to a fault. When he feels emotion, it breaks him. Really, he portrays a totally broken persona of the classic American male icon.
Johnson, then, represented a BDSM relationship in Fifty Shades of Grey, which I have not (and will not) see. But Johnson was chosen for the role for her classic beauty and vulnerable charm as an actress. Put together these two great-looking stars, and it seems that all should go well on the surface.
Mad Men ended with Don Draper leaving the ad world and becoming some kind of meditative hippy who would likely end up at Apple or Silicon Valley or something. The real Jon Hamm has the fortune of being a talented and attractive actor, not a spiritually broken false persona like Don Draper. It's good for him.
Well, let's see if their relationship comes to a fruition.