It’s been difficult to figure out what kind of relationship Jenny McCarthy had with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher since the Playboy model first acknowledged the two were dating as a couple.
“Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship,” McCarthy told People in a statement on Thursday. “I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him. Go, Bears!”
Rumors of a budding romance between the “Love in the Wild” host and the Chicago Bears linebacker, 34, first started in April, when she told reporters that she was currently “giddy about someone.”
She confirmed the relationship to Chicago’s NBC 5 one month later by saying, “I can confirm that yes, it’s true, we are dating.”
McCarthy previously dated actor Jim Carrey for more than five years and has a 10-year-old son, Evan, from a relationship with actor John Mallory Asher.
Before she stepped out with Urlacher in May, McCarthy had insisted that she was happy with being single.
“It took awhile,” she told Parade magazine of being comfortable with herself back in April. “I felt like, ‘Oh, I’m so alone I have to be with somebody’ … But I got to a place where I was like … I’m happy with myself.
“I don’t need to have a lover to have love in my life.”