I’m not a big fan of Jenny McCarthy, but I don’t have a rabid dislike for the woman. I know a lot of people feel strongly about her autism activism, but I’ve always kind of seen that as just Jenny being a mother and trying to be a strong, effective advocate for her kid, and the results are both good and bad. Anyway, Jenny is getting her on show on Oprah’s network, and Oprah interviewed Jenny for a show that will air tomorrow. If this is a preview of coming attractions, I want nothing to do with this junk – I really, really, really hate the way Jenny is coming across in this interview. Oprah asks Jenny about her split with Jim Carrey, and Jenny’s reaction is so… ugh. Here are the quotes:
They were all but inseparable starting in early 2007, but by this past April came the news that Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey were going their separate ways.
While others – including Hugh Hefner, a fan of the former couple – speculated on what went wrong, Oprah Winfrey is getting right to the heart of the matter by asking McCarthy herself, “Tell me, when did you know it was over? ”
In her response that airs on Tuesday’s The Oprah Winfrey Show, McCarthy, 37, says, “You know, the simple word I can give – and there’s a few, so let me say a few. The first thing is, when it’s not fun anymore, you need to start investigating and do an inquiry into the relationship.”
The actress and former Playboy model, who on the program also discusses her new book, Love, Lust and Faking It, also address her image while she was dating funnyman Carrey.
“I’ve learned that,” McCarthy says, “and this is why my identification wasn’t caught up [in] being a celebrity’s … girlfriend.”
“It wasn’t?” asks Winfrey.
“It wasn’t at all,” insists McCarthy, as Winfrey presses her further by asking, “You are sure?”
“Absolutely,” answers McCarthy. “I did check on that, by the way. I checked into myself. How does my ego feel? … My ego’s fine. I’m a warrior mom [to son Evan, 8]. I always got back on my feet, and I know especially this year who I am.”
Once Winfrey accepts McCarthy’s response, the host goes on to say to her guest, “Okay, I’m gonna ask this … Just because I have to … Any chance you’ll get back together, do you think?”
“God, another good question,” replies McCarthy.
“That’s sort of a simple one,” says Winfrey, to which McCarthy says back, “I know. I didn’t even think about that one, though.”
“The first thing is, when it’s not fun anymore, you need to start investigating and do an inquiry into the relationship.” Oh, f-ck you. First of all, a relationship isn’t going to be fun all the time – some days are going to be bad, some days are going to take work. I cannot even express my disgust for a grown, 40-something woman, a mother who allowed and promoted her boyfriend’s relationship with her child, to sit there and whine about how she got out because it wasn’t “fun.” Grow up. And what’s worse is that I actually believed that Jenny had split from Jim for a really good reason – that he had stopped taking his medication, and she couldn’t be a mother to her son and be her boyfriend’s mental health caretaker. There is the possibility that Jenny’s “fun” complaint is a cover for the real reason – but it just feels like she’s really stupid and immature and she’s couldn’t handle the situation when Jim needed her in a way that wasn’t “fun.” Oh, but I guess Jenny got what she wanted in the end – Jim handed over $25 million in a trust for her and for her son, and now Jenny gets to have “fun” with young famewhores with weird stomachs.