Jenny McCarthy: “Autism Kicked Me In The Butt”

Author, actress, activist and mom Jenny McCarthy recently chatted with Hello! Canada about everything from her ex Jim Carrey (they’re still on good terms) to her 8-year-old son Evan (he’s “no longer autistic”) to her very busy career. Here are a few of the interview highlights…

On her son Evan: “He’s recovered. He’s no longer autistic. As a parent, you really have to be proactive when your child is diagnosed. Doctors don’t know everything.”

On her split from Jim: “Yes, we still speak. We were always fine. But I will be honest: no matter whose idea it was to break up, it’s always hard. Luckily, we’ve been able to mend our hearts and move on gracefully. We still keep in contact. We check up on each other to make sure we’re both doing well.”

On having more kids: “I always thought I’d have three children, [but] autism kicked me in the butt. I’m really exhausted. It really drained me… Evan wants a sibling, but I say, ‘Let’s just by you a doll!'”

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