Jenny McCarthy announces split with Brian Urlacher
FILE - This May 14, 2012 file photo shows "Love In The Wild" host Jenny McCarthy arrives for the NBC network upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York. McCarthy, who is from suburban Chicago, released a statement Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, saying that she is no longer romantically involved with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Playboy Playmate and actress Jenny McCarthy says she is no longer romantically involved with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
McCarthy, who is from suburban Chicago, released a statement Friday that said: "Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship. I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him."
The 34-year-old Urlacher is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. He says he expects to be ready for the Sept. 9 opener against Indianapolis.
The 39-year-old McCarthy has also been outspoken about autism treatments and written a book detailing her search for a cure for her son. She was previously romantically involved with actor Jim Carrey.