Healthy Hollywood: Jenny McCarthy’s Vibrant View

Jenny’s former TV home “The View” is on shaky ground. She, along with co-host Sherri Shepherd and the show’s grand dame, Barbara Walters, are all leaving, but don’t feel bad for Ms. McCarthy.

The sassy TV personality couldn’t be in a better place.

She’s madly in love her fiancé, Donnie Wahlberg. And, she reveals in the fall issue of NEW YOU magazine that she’s super-excited about their future together.

“He’s my mirror. Things were always unbalanced in my previous relationships – I’ve either been a teacher or a student. With Donnie, we’re just equal. I have my own identity and goals and he has his, yet we’re so similar we work on them together,” Jenny explains to NEW YOU.

Jenny credits spending a year single as the reason she is able to love so deeply today, noting, “After my last relationship, I said I’ve been having the same movie with different actors. I’m going to stop for one year and reset. In this year, I’m going to learn about me, know that I can live by myself and know that I don’t need lover to have love in my life. After a year, I said, ‘OK. I’m ready when he comes.’ Donnie came through then. Until you learn to love yourself alone – and complete – you can’t have a fulfilling relationship.”

Another positive about Jenny is that she has a winner’s spirit. Despite all odds, she transformed herself from Playmate to a smart, well-respected personality.

“When I first moved out to LA and I was a Playmate, I’d be asked, ‘What do you want to do?’ I’d reply, ‘Comedy.’ They’d say, ‘Honey, that’s funny. A Playmate in comedy? That’s never going to happen.’ But then I was on ‘Singled Out.’ Later, I said I wanted to write a book and they said, ‘That’s hilarious. No one would pick up your book.’ Now, I have 10 books. I almost enjoy the challenge. You tell me I can’t do it? Guess what – I’m the rule-breaker,” declares Jenny.

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-- Terri MacLeod

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