Is Jenny McCarthy dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher?
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 Wednesday. McCarthy's spokesperson had no immediate comment. As of Thursday morning, neither she nor Urlacher have addressed the matter.
In November 2011, McCarthy, who was born near Chicago, said in an interview on the TV show "Access Hollywood" about what she looks for in a man, saying: "I don't care if they have a big nose. I don't care if they're bald. Just really sweet and who's a perfect reflection of who I am now. They have to have a job. I'd like them to at least be able to buy dinners and stuff like that. That is important."
Urlacher is bald. McCartney also cited her Chicago upbringing and said "it's tough to find a man's man" in Los Angeles, where she lives.
McCarthy was in February linked to another NFL star - Tim Tebow. She said talk show host Rosie O'Donnell tried fixing her up with him on a date, adding: "She told him that I love Jesus." McCarthy also posted a photo of her talking to him. The two never confirmed a relationship.
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 rose to fame as Playboy magazine's 1994 Playmate of the Year and appeared as a host on MTV's dating show, "Singled Out." She has appeared in her own comedy series, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," guest starred on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," had parts in movies such as "Dirty Love" and "Scream 3," and penned several books.
McCarthy also hosts the second season of the NBC dating reality show "Love In The Wild," which premieres on June 7. Earlier this year, she 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."
McCarthy co-hosted the annual celebration "Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve" twice. At last year's event, she kissed a New York City police officer at midnight.