How does Jones manage to keep the intrusion at arm's length? “It's just not something the public needs to know,” she says. “I don't divulge my sexual preferences. There are parts of your life – no matter what your job – that should remain private. When I was starting out, other actors advised me to keep certain things close to the vest. When you become a public figure people want to know everything about you, and then [they] pick it apart – it becomes negative. When my son asks those questions, I want him to [hear it from me]. I don't want him to be able to Google it.”
What she will say is that being pregnant was the “most healthy and peaceful I have ever felt”, and she can't imagine parenthood any other way. “I don't have room for anything else, so I don't know how I would have done it with a partner. I
“I knew I'd be RAISING my SON alone. I was mentally prepared – and EXCITED”
knew I would be raising my son alone. It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally – and I was excited about it.”
Jones herself grew up in South Dakota and moved to New York at 18 to pursue a career in modeling. She appeared in adverts for Abercrombie & Fitch and Clearasil, but was too short to make it far in the industry.
“I didn't like modeling,” she says. “The greatest thing I took from [it] was self-appreciation: I was good at dealing with disappointment. You go on 10 go-sees a day, so when I got to LA and started auditioning, I was used to rejection.”
Her experience leads her to describe fashion as “a really tough industry”, but these days, Jones enjoys a close relationship with a roster of high-fashion names. She has starred in a Versace campaign and gets excited about attending shows, citing designers Prabal Gurung and Derek Lam among the labels she loves. She doesn't work with a stylist often, instead looking to her "close friend" Diane Kruger for inspiration. “She always looks