Jenny McCarthy makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday, Jan. 12, where she dishes the dirt on how she met her current boyfriend Paul Krepelka, her new man after her split last summer with Jim Carrey.
Ellen: “Of course you have to kiss someone at midnight, right?”
Jenny: “Yes, I do. I had to search the whole night. I did have a plant there, I must say.
Ellen: “You pretended like you didn’t know this guy?”
Jenny: “I did. Everyone thought, ‘Oh my god. She kissed a random dude.’ But no, it was the boy that I’m currently seeing named Paul who I like a lot. He’s very sweet.”
Ellen: “Now, how long have you been seeing Paul?”
Jenny: “For like, 5 weeks, I think it’s been.”
Ellen: “What do you mean, ‘I think?’ At that point, you know exactly how many days.”
Jenny: “Okay, it’s like 36 days and two hours but I decided to import this time because I wasn’t doing a very good job with LA guys. These LA dudes had more make up in their purse than me. They’d literally pull out their knapsack of concealers and I’m like, it’s time to look outside of LA. I found a boy. I went on some blind dates. He was my 5th blind date.”
Ellen: “Who set you up on blind dates?”
Jenny: “I told everyone I know, ‘Please, I can’t pick them. As a friend, find me a man.’ So the first blind dates were these really bizarre dudes that were like, ‘Do you know Sharon Stone?’ And I’m sitting on a date going, ‘Well, I know of her. I’ve seen her in movies.’ ‘Well, you think you can get an autograph?’ I’m like, ‘Oh my god.'”
Ellen: “What kind of friend set you up with that guy?
Jenny: “Not a very good one. So my sister was the one who turned me on to Paul who’s a sports agent and lives in Boston. His accent is so strong, it’s like ‘Good Will Hunting’ strong, that I really can’t understand anything he says to me. He could’ve proposed to me and I could’ve said yes by now and I have no idea. And I’m really happy.”
Ellen: “So he lives in Boston so you went on a date here or there? He came here?”
Jenny: “No, we met up in New York. We had a blind date there. You know that movie, ‘Up in The Air?'”
Ellen: “That’s what’s happening?”
Jenny: “We’ve been meeting up in the air in both cities and trying to make it work.”
Ellen: “So you’re very happy it seems.”
Jenny: “I am. I feel content. Everybody’s asking me the magic question, ‘Has he met [son] Evan?’ Evan is, by the way, on the strictest VIP meet and greet which is like 6 months. I don’t have guys meeting him on a cycle. That boy is very important to me.”
Ellen: “Good, because that would be very confusing for him.”
Jenny: “It would be.”