Jenny McCarthy and Brian Urlacher split: was it because she was moving to Chicago?

Loudmouth Jenny McCarthy has been dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher since this April, according to reports. She went public with their relationship sometime in May, and talked about Brian frequently in June when she was promoting her Playboy cover. At that time she also trashed her ex boyfriend of five years, Jim Carrey, for no longer maintaining a relationship with her son Evan, 10, even though Evan is not Jim’s son. Then she announced in July that she was moving with Evan to Chicago. Of course Brian lives in Chicago and people questioned whether it was a good idea to uproot her kid from his friends and school in order to move near her boyfriend of just a few months. Jenny is also from Chicago and has family there, so that probably drove her decision.

Anyway it’s a good thing that Jenny has family in Chicago, because things didn’t work out with Urlacher. Kristen Cavallari will probably be thrilled that Jenny isn’t going to be at the Bears games stealing her thunder. Here’s more:

Jenny McCarthy was relatively tightlipped about her Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher while they were dating, but now that they’ve called it quits, she’s making it known.

“Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship,” this year’s July/August Playboy cover girl, 39, tells PEOPLE in a statement on Thursday. “I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him. Go, Bears!”

McCarthy played coy when reporters questioned her about her relationship in April, around the time romance rumors with the football pro, 34, first began. She said simply, “I’m giddy about someone.”

The following month, she acknowledged the relationship on the record, saying, “I can confirm that yes, it’s true, we are dating,” but would only continue with, “Go, Bears – that’s all I’ll say.”

[From People]

She’s keeping positive, you’ve got to give her that. I wonder if she’s moved to Chicago yet or if she wisely hedged her bets and waited. Radar reports that she was in the “process of relocating to Chicago to be near him” so maybe it’s not a done deal.

Oh and I was wondering if Brian was away at training camp (something I learned about when covering Tim Tebow recently) and if that may have affected his relationship with Jenny. I consulted Wiki, which has a whole page on the 2012 Bears season, who knew? Wiki claims that “Bears training camp ran from July 25 to August 17 at Olivet Nazarene University. Brian Urlacher did not practice due to a sore knee. He also skipped a practice on August 6, but for personal reasons.” That’s interesting. I’m thinking Jenny was that personal reason.

This is Urlacher out in Vegas in 2009. It was hard to find photos of him. Credit: FameFlynet. He is also shown on the field in 2010. Credit: PRPhotos. Jenny is shown in a brown dress on 5-31-12. Credit: FameFlynet. She’s also shown on 7-21-12 with her Playboy issue. Credit: Michael Roman/

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23 Responses to “Jenny McCarthy and Brian Urlacher split: was it because she was moving to Chicago?”

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  1. marie says:

    I’m gonna go with them breaking up because she’s an annoying blowhard? Or maybe he dumped her because she trashed Carrey and Brian was really hoping for a guest starring role in Dumb & Dumber?

  2. Thea says:

    Probably couldnt stand that whole chin/jaw underbite thing going on…plus he realized she dissed Jim Carrey after 5 years, what would she say about him. She has a good bod, and actually an attractive woman sorta, but she needs to learn social etiquette and boundaries.

  3. Sue says:

    Run, Brian, run as fast as you can…….

  4. Hautie says:

    I thought Urlacher was hurt. Like will not be playing for weeks.

    So what good is he to Jenny and her PR stunts, if he is not playing?

    How can she be center of attention, at the home games, if he is on the bench?

    So she had to dump him.


  5. Esmom says:

    “Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship.”

    Code for: he dumped her ass.

    Good for him. I barely follow sports but here in Chicago I saw a headline yesterday about how he was fighting for his spot after an injury. I’m sure she was a major distraction.

  6. Kim says:

    I thought she already moved saw pictures of her packing boxes weeks ago.

  7. hoya_chick says:

    He isn’t attractive. And she’s annoying.

  8. Dibba says:

    Yeah, they both seem like douches.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    NEXT! (temporary father-figure for Evan). She’s Kate Hudsoning that poor kid.

    I don’t think she’s moved yet. Too bad for us.

  10. sunmoonstars says:

    OMG I loathe this vile despicable “woman” more than anything (except Beyonce). She looks like Fievel from “An American Tale” and is trashy and stupid. But worst of all, she uses her disabled child to get attention and make money. What kind of amoral piece of trash uses a disabled child for fame and attention?? Brian Urlacher is a smart man and needs to run far, far away. I bet Jim Carrey could tell him all about it. Remember when she spread her kid’s business around in an attempt to smear Carrey? She’s a classy lady, that’s for sure! Playboy, that Candie’s ad from way back where she’s on the toilet….stick your head in there you ugly rat face and FLUSH! Old dried up irrelevant skank!

    UGH I HATE THIS WOMAN WITH THE FIRE OF A TRILLION SUNS! Exploiting disabled children is so vile and low….AAAARGH! *head explodes*

    • Veruca says:

      So… you’re not a fan, then, huh?


    • JD says:

      Tell us how you really feel… : )

    • sunmoonstars says:

      Oh no, I couldn’t tell you how I really feel because it would be mostly incoherent screaming with a LOT of filthy words and name-calling! Perhaps a few things getting thrown as well. My hatred of this woman knows no bounds! EXPLOITING A DISABLED CHILD FOR ATTENTION AND MONEY AAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!!

      See? OMG imagine if I saw her IRL, she’d get the Jane Fonda treatment….I’d probably get arrested! Good thing I’ll never go back to Chicago (no offense but it sucked so hard. $11 for a pack of cigarettes? No concealed carry? AAAAAAAAAGH!)

    • Agnes says:

      she IS an awful human being, a public health treat and a poor excuse for a woman.

    • Jaycee says:

      I think about how many people have caught diseases because of her anti-vaccination campaign.

      Vaccines do not cause autism.

  11. tru tru says:


    that was quicker than I predicted, had she done her homework, she would have known that Brian only cares about Brian.

    he def wouldn’t let a loudmouth chick steal his thunder. He’s a pump and dump guy.

  12. Jeanine says:

    So is going to bitch to the press when Brian doesn’t act as a surrogate father to her autistic son?

  13. RHONYC says:

    she should stop toxin’ up her face. looking very joker-ish. 🙁

  14. Kate says:

    I actually went to high school with him (podunk Lovington, New Mexico) he is & always was – cool, sweet & super down to earth. Not surprised it didn’t work out – he is not into all that drama & bs.

  15. Agnes says:

    she prob broke up with him because he got vaccinated for tetanus or something. haha.