Jenny McCarthy on love: 'I'm interested in someone'
Jenny McCarthy has kept quiet about rumors she is dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher but when she recently talked to reporters about a new series she's hosting, McCarthy did tease that there might be someone special in her life.
"I'm interested in someone," McCarthy reportedly told journalists on April 18 when asked if she is seeing anyone, according to People magazine. The comedian and actress was promoting the NBC competition series "Love in the Wild" in Pasadena, California.
When asked directly if she was dating Urlacher, the 39-year-old said, "I don't know what you guys are talking about. Um, you know, we shall see."
A video of a couple resembling the 39-year-old actress, TV host and former Playboy Playmate and the 33-year-old NFL star leaving a Los Angeles restaurant and entering the back seat of a black SUV, driven by another man, was posted on TMZ on April 11. McCarthy's spokesperson had no immediate comment. As of Thursday morning, neither she nor Urlacher have addressed the matter.
McCarthy famously dated Jim Carrey for about five years before they announced their split in April 2010. In 2011, she dated sports agent Paul Krepelka for several months. McCarthy is a single mother as well - she and ex-husband John Mallory Asher, a director and actor, have one son - Evan, 9.
McCarthy also briefly talked about her love life in a recent interview with Parade magazine. When asked if she was dating Urlacher, she said, "I haven't made too many comments other than the fact that I'm taking baby steps. We'll see. But I'm giddy right now."
"Love In The Wild" premieres on June 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Earlier this year, McCarthy received her own VH1 talk series, also called "The Jenny McCarthy Show," which is set to debut later this year. The cable network said the program "will celebrate as well as skewer everyone and everything in pop culture, news, fashion, TV, movies and the web" and will "also feature guest panelists and celebrity interviews."