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Jenny McCarthy Talked about Her Son Evan Who Has Autism

Edduin Carvajal
Jun 15, 2022
05:15 P.M.
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Jenny McCarthy's son, Evan Joseph Asher, has autism, and it made "The Masked Singer" judge become an advocate for children with autism spectrum disorders.


Season seven of "The Masked Singer" premiered in March 2022, and judge Jenny McCarthy spoiled her looks one day before the show aired. Scroll down to see the picture.

The former model and actress posted a photo promoting season seven of the competition TV show on Instagram. She appeared wearing a sleeveless purple dress, but her hairstyle stole the spotlight.

Jenny McCarthy on November 19, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images



Instead of her traditional short bob, Donnie Wahlberg's wife showed off her waist-length wavy hair. McCarthy also wore a black crown that gave her outfit a more eccentric look.

Multiple friends and fans shared their thoughts on social media. One of them was Wahlberg, who wrote "Go girl," followed by a heart emoji.

Another netizen pointed out that they loved McCarthy's hairstyle as she looked gorgeous "as always." One Instagram user wrote that McCarthy was the hottest woman on the internet.

Jenny McCarthy and John Mallory Asher in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 19, 2003 | Source: Getty Images



McCarthy might have a successful career in the entertainment industry and a long and healthy marriage to Donnie Wahlberg, but things have not always been easy.

In May 2002, McCarthy and her first husband, actor and director John Mallory Asher, welcomed Evan Asher. Two years later, Evan was diagnosed with autism.

McCarthy explained that she noticed something was not okay with Evan when he started flapping his hands. Days later, he had a seizure that doctors believed resulted from a high fever.


Less than a month later, he had another seizure. It was more severe, though, as Evan's heart stopped. He needed CPR to be brought back to life.

Evan is pretty independent and started driving to high school after getting his driver's license.

Evan's doctors didn't know what was wrong with him. Some believed he had epilepsy, but McCarthy's "mommy instinct" made her think they were wrong. Finally, one doctor diagnosed Evan with autism, and McCarthy felt he was right.


McCarthy has been an advocate for kids with autism spectrum disorders since then. She even said her reason for being famous was to inform as many people as possible about autism.

The former "The View" co-host serves as President and Director of Generation Rescue – a non-profit organization focused on helping families affected by this developmental disability.

Unfortunately, some of McCarthy's comments about autism have raised some eyebrows. She claims that vaccines might be linked to an increased incidence of autism, but scientists have already refuted her argument.



Despite his condition, Evan is pretty independent and started driving to high school after getting his driver's license. In 2020, McCarthy admitted her son didn't want her to kiss him anymore because he was a teenager already. She would tell him:

"'You're going to come back when you're 21 and want to kiss and love me again.' [But] he's like, 'I'll let you know if that happens.'"

McCarthy added that Evan would publicly call her out. He did it once at an airport and a second time in the movie theater when she tried to sneak in chips and water. McCarthy and Wahlberg love Evan just as he is.


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