Actress Jenny McCarthy reveals on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday that she met her new boyfriend, Paul Krepelka, on a blind date.
After her split with ex-husband Jim Carey, McCarthy, 38, says she asked friends to set her up on blind dates – which initially didn’t go well.
“The first blind dates were these really bizarre dudes that were like, ‘Do you know Sharon Stone?’ ” McCarthy tells Ellen. “And I’m sitting on a date going, ‘Well, I know of her. I’ve seen her in movies.’ ‘Well, do you think you can get an autograph?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my god.’”
Then McCarthy was set up with Boston sports agent Paul Krepelka, 43, whom she has been dating for five weeks now.
“His accent is so strong, it’s like Good Will Hunting strong, that I really can’t understand anything he says to me,” she says. “He could’ve proposed to me and I could’ve said yes by now and I have no idea. And I’m really happy.”
McCarthy was first spotted with Krepelka on New Year’s Eve when they kissed at midnight.
“Everyone thought, ‘Oh my god. She kissed a random dude,’ ” she says. “But no.”
Although she is happy with the relationship, it is not too serious yet.
“Everybody’s asking me the magic question, ‘Has he met [your 8-year-old son] Evan?’ ” she says. “Evan is, by the way, on the strictest VIP meet and greet, which is like six months. I don’t have guys meeting him on a cycle. That boy is very important to me.”