Turns out it was a family decision for Jenny McCarthy to relocate from Los Angeles back to her native Chicago.
“My son, I feel like wasn’t getting the childhood that I wanted him to have in LA,” explained McCarthy at the grand opening of Mohegan Sun’s new Vista Lounge at Wombi Rock in Uncasville, CT. “That, on top of, met someone I really like and care about. So all of those things combined made me kind of come back home.”
That someone is Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. McCarthy said her son, 10 year-old Evan, doesn’t watch football.
“He judges people on their spirit, which is perfect,” the actress said. “[The relationship] is still new, and my son loves being in Chicago for his friends and my mom and dad live there.”
By all accounts, it seems things are on the up-and-up for the 39 year-old. McCarthy is preparing for her new prime time show on VH1, and recently graced the July/August 2012 edition of Playboy. The model told me she feels sexier now than she did at 20 years old.
“I think women come in to their own later in their age,” she said. “When we’re 20 we’re still trying to figure out who we are; trying to be something. At 39 we’re like, ‘Take it or leave it.’ We kind of want to get off more than turn people on.”