January Jones Has a Message for Ex-Boyfriend Ashton Kutcher

In 2009, the actress said her first love in L.A. "was not supportive of my acting"

By Zach Johnson Sep 30, 2016 12:30 PMTags

Today, January Jones has only nice things to say about Ashton Kutcher.

That wasn't always the case. But then again, who could blame her?

In 2009, the Mad Men actress discussed her first boyfriend in L.A., later identified as Kutcher. "[He] was not supportive of my acting," Jones told GQ. "He was like, I don't think you're going to be good at this. So—f--k you! He only has nice things to say now—if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can't do something, that's when I'm most motivated."

When Jones appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Thursday, a viewer called in and asked, "January, have you ever talked to Ashton Kutcher since he said you couldn't act, and what do you think about his acting skills?" Clearly taken aback, Jones responded, "Ooh, ouch!"

Jones, who currently stars in Fox's The Last Man on Earth, wanted to clarify her comments. "I said that someone I had dated previously wasn't encouraging of my acting—not that I couldn't. I don't know if that person had ever actually seen me act," she explained. "But the person who wrote the interview did the math and thought it might be him; I never really said who it was."

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As for Kutcher, Jones said, "I haven't talked to him." She did want to send her ex a message, though. "I'm super happy for him and his family," she said, adding, "to be political and all that."

Curious, Andy Cohen asked, "Was it him?"

Jones merely laughed at the question.

Raising an eyebrow, Cohen said, "Who knows?"

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