Jenny McCarthy is grateful to be married to the love of her life at a time when they are ready to face the challenges of motherhood alone.
“Donnie [Wahlberg] is great,” the 44-year-old model and actress told Fox News. “I thought that I would go at it alone, just as many parents who have children with autism, usually 80 percent of them [are] separated. So the fact that I was the love of my life for me, and [my son] Evan was a stepfather in his life, I feel like I can’t ask for anything else.”
McCarthy was previously married to actor John Asher from 1999 to 2005. They share a son, 15-year-old Evan Joseph Asher. Evan was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.
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McCarthy began dating the former New Kids on the Block member in 2013, and the duo tied the knot in 2014.
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“I don’t want anything else,” said McCarthy. “God only gives you things you can handle and I got that. And I was blessed with the love of my life and my son getting better. I can do without asking for anything else.”
Earlier this year she took part in BTIG’s Charity Day in New York City, where she served as a guest, stock trader, and took calls on the global trading floor to raise money for Generation Rescue. The organization, where she serves as the board of the foundation president, is aimed at giving information and “immediate treatment assistance to families affected by the autism spectrum disorders.
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McCarthy is hoping that her experience on the increase of Evan inspire others to learn more about autism and the impact on everyday families.
“I think a lot of us want to rate the screaming toddler in the aisle in the grocery store or the screaming toddler in the restaurant or on the plane,” she explained. “And with the speed of autism, that is crazy, you never know why that child is screaming.”
McCarthy explained that, in the opinion of impact on the children involved.
“To put the blame on the parents, and to judge that the family that hurts more than anyone could realize,” she said. “If the child could understand that a parent say: ‘quiet’ or ‘hush, we are in a public place,’ they would. But they don’t understand what you are saying. And often they have the pain… don’t rush to judgment.”
McCarthy said her loving relationship with Evan “a humbling experience.”
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While she does enjoy motherhood, don’t expect to read headlines that they expected another child.
“Hell no, this womb is closed!”, she said.