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Jenny McCarthy's New Boyfriend Hasn't Met Her Son

Jenny McCarthy Waits 6 Months to Introduce Son to Boyfriends

Boyfriends beware: if you hope to win Jenny McCarthy's heart through her son, you better be in it for the long haul. The actress, author, and autism advocate appears on today's Ellen DeGeneres Show to show off her new line of eco-friendly baby and children's products, and the conversation quickly turns to her new boyfriend. When discussing the man she has been dating for just over a month, she told the host that he has yet to meet her son, Evan, 8:

Evan is 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.

What do you think is the proper waiting period to introduce a new partner to your child?

Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
This is a question that I'm mulling over right now, since I'm a divorced mom and looking to get back into the dating world. Obviously, for a VERY long time, any dalliances or boyfriends I have would be on my own time. But if by chance I do meet someone who I would want to add to my family (and that's a big if; my divorce gives so much more gravity to any future commitments! On top of that, I love-love-love being the only adult in my house) I'd have quite a bit of thinking and soul-searching to do. It would depend on the relationship, on my daughter's age and maturity level, on how her dad reacted, and so many other things.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
how about never. why do you want to drag you kid through another relationship? you obviously didn't get it right the first time; call it a day. you have all day when the child is at school, after they are in bed, and the times they spend with their other parent to have your dates. and no offense, but the way jenny goes through men they should be issued numbers; now serving number 1,473. and on top of all that, her child has autism. aren't her hands kind of full?
snapperdoodle snapperdoodle 6 years
I don't know that there is an actual timeframe for introduction, but you should wait until you've known the person for a while and are at least somewhat serious about them. You don't want your kids getting attached to someone that you aren't serious about.
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