Talk show host Jenny McCarthy is on the prowl, and admitted in a recent interview that she’s going to use her new VH1 program to find a new man.
McCarthy has said on multiple occasions that her busy work schedule and responsibilities to her son make it hard to find time to date, though she has tried everything from fix-ups to blind dates to … online dating.
But why not mix business with pleasure? McCarthy tells People: “I’m hoping to meet some on my talk show,” continuing, “I keep telling my producers to books some cute, heterosexual single men.”
The 40-year-old former Playboy cover girl has been single since splitting with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher last August, and said that her last date night was with her 10-year-old son, Evan.
Living in Chicago and commuting to New York for work doesn’t leave time for much of anything, she says.
“Any days off I’m with my son, so I feel I really want to put myself on hold,” she said, though added that she might have more time when her son “wants his girlfriends more than me.”
Still, she does miss dating. “I miss the romance,” she said. “I miss the cuddling.”
Hence booking single guys on her talk show, a suggestion that came from friend and fellow talk show host Chelsea Handler. “She told me book who you want to date,” McCarthy said of Handler’s advice to her.
No luck so far, though. “Time and time again we’re not getting them,” McCarthy said.
Are you a fan of Jenny McCarthy? Do you think that using her talk show to find love is a gimmick, tasteless, or a good idea?
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