Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, model, comedian and television personality. Jenny has risen through the ranks, from simple modeling gigs, to hosting her own talk show, Jenny has had an adventurous career. Before we delve into Jenny McCarthy’s relationships, we take a brief look at who she is.
Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois on November 1, 1972. She was born into a hardworking Catholic family and the second of four daughters born to Linda and Dan McCarthy. Her mother was a courtroom custodian and her father was a steel foreman. Her siblings are named Lynette, Joanne, and Amy. Jenny attended Moher McAuley Liberal Arts High School during her schooling days which were not necessarily the easiest as she has revealed that she was bullied. She also spent a couple of years at Southern Illinois University.
When she graduated from college in 1993, Jenny was offered a chance to pose for Playboy Magazine in that years’ October issue. She was offered $20,000 for the shoot. She accepted the offer and went on to be named the Playmate of the Month of October 1993. The pose had a theme that centered around her Catholic upbringing and had a schoolgirl side to it. Jenny was paid further $100,000 at the end of the year when she was made Playmate of the Year.
McCarthy reveals that the pose was not received well by her Catholic friends. Her immediate family didn’t take kindly to her appearance on a platform that celebrated values alien to her upbringing.
McCarthy was able to leverage on her new found fame to help kick-start other adventures in her life, moving to Los Angeles to host a Playboy TV show. From there, she worked with MTV on the dating show Singled Out. She made appearances on the platform of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Jenny began hosing her own self-titled show, The Jenny McCarthy Show in 1997. She has worked with NBC on the second season of Love in the Wild in 2012 and later on returned to television with her own show again.
Another gig came along in 2013, hosting The View, a daytime talk show. McCarthy has made appearances on various films including Scary Movie 3 as well as the TV series, Two and a Half Men. Her ability as an author is tested with various publications under her name, some of her works include Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.
Jenny McCarthy Relationships Through The Years
For anyone who has set eyes on Jenny McCarthy, you would come to one major conclusion; she is a beauty. So it is no wonder that through the years she has dated and been linked with a few men. She recently revealed that she was once in an abusive and manipulative relationship even though she didn’t mention who it was. We take a look at her dating history and discover the men she has dated.
For McCarthy, her first known romance was with her manager, Ray Manzella. The pair dated from 1994 up until 1998.
John Mallory Asher
Probably her most significant relationship because of what came out of it in the end. Jenny had met John on the set of a movie. They began dating in late 1998, were engaged the next year. The pair were married for six years before they split in mid-2005. They have a son together, Evan Joseph Asher, born May 18, 2002.
McCarthy began dating Jim Carrey in December 2005. They were in a live-in relationship and Jenny made it public that they were not getting married saying they did not need a piece of paper. The couple however split in 2010.
Her relationship with Jason was a short-lived one. Jenny began dating the fitness model in August of 2010 but it was all over four months later.
McCarthy was said to be dating entertainment sports lawyer Paul Krepelka. They were said to have kissed on live TV but it all went sour soon after.
In July 2013, the relationship between Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy was made public by McCarthy. On a live show in 2014, Jenny announced she was engaged to Donnie and the couple got married on August 31, 2014.