Jenny McCarthy might be a star, but the 39-year-old is hoping to date a guy who hails from somewhere outside the reach of Hollywood’s spotlight.
“It’s tough to find a man’s man,” Jenny told Access Hollywood guest correspondent Tim Vincent at the American Music Awards on Sunday.
“I’m from Chicago. I’m from the South Side, where guys eat meat and potatoes. They don’t know what a vegetarian means. They’re a guy through and through,” she continued. “Out here, they want to borrow my makeup and concealer. I want to bring a little bit of importing into my life hopefully, and look for guys outside of LA.”
And what does Jenny’s man need to look like?
“I don’t care if they have a big nose. I don’t care if they’re bald. Just really sweet and who’s a perfect reflection of who I am now,” she explained. “They have to have a job. I’d like them to at least be able to buy dinners and stuff like that. That is important.”
Jenny, who previously dated Jim Carrey for five years, weighed in on Hollywood’s recent wave of celebrity splits.
“I think there is more of a microscope, and I think it’s harder to maintain. It’s really hard when two people are famous. I was in that type of relationship where there were two big microscopes and it’s really hard,” she told Tim.
As for the recently split Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Jenny sent the former couple her best.
“I wish them both well. I know them both, and they’re very sweet,” she said. “Sometimes I think relationships are only supposed to last a limited time, and then move on to the next. I bow out gracefully, rather than what my parents did, which is stay in it for too long and you’re suffering. This way, you bow out quick and you say thank you and respect each other on the way out.”
The star also cautioned about the effects the media can have on the health of a celebrity couple’s relationship.
“If you get caught up in people’s perceptions a little bit too much, it can overtake the relationship. When you’re on the street and people are hounding you and saying things over and over again, it’s really hard to keep that wall up and pretend it doesn’t bother you,” Jenny said. “We’re all human, so no matter what, it’s going to hurt. It will chip away at even a good relationship.”