By Wonda J
It is roughly four months the pair of love birds have been dating — but on Thursday the former Playmate, Jenny McCarthy, announced that she has split from her NFL beau, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
“Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship,” the Windy City native said in a statement. “I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him. Go, Bears!” She tated.
The 39-year-old former model had tried to keep the lid on their romance a secret except to coyly admit in April of this year. “I’m giddy about someone.” Three months later, during an appearance on her pal Chelsea Handler’s E! show, McCarthy leaked a little more info about her 34-year-old boyfriend. “It’s going really good,” she gushed. “That’s very exciting. I’m happy for you,” Handler responded. “You were dating some real f–king losers.”
It’s true that McCarthy, who hosts NBC’s “Love in the Wild,” hasn’t had much luck in the romance department. Before Urlacher, she spent five years with Jim Carrey before she left him in 2010, reportedly because she couldn’t handle his wild mood swings. It was a heartbreaking decision for McCarthy since her son Evan, who has autism, was especially close with the comedian. Sadly, after the relationship between McCarthy and Carrey ended, so did the one he shared with Evan (whose father is McCathy’s ex-husband, director John Asher). During an interview with Howard Stern in June, she revealed that Carrey had cut off all contact with her 10-year-old son, which was so painful for the young boy, he had to go into therapy. “I’ve tried to ask [Carrey] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks” about him on a “weekly” basis, said McCarthy. “As a mother, you just hope when you have a relationship with someone, it has nothing to do with the child when you break up.”
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