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Saturday 23 August 2014

Jenny McCarthy: My son was hurt by fame

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy has spoken about how her son Evan was initially “hurt” by his mother’s fame.

The 40-year-old actress is mother to 10-year-old Evan, whom she shares with ex-husband John Mallory Asher.

Jenny’s fame was not an easy thing for her child to cope with. Last year, after a foul incident took place between a paparazzo and Evan in Los Angeles, Jenny moved back to her hometown of Chicago to protect her boy from the glaring media spotlight.

“Recently he said to me, ‘It really hurts my feelings when people come up to me and say Jenny, I love you! And they don’t tell me that.’ Now I understand why children of a celebrity go off the deep end because it’s not addressed,” she told the New York Post’s Page Six.

Jenny took the time to discuss Evan’s concerns.

She made it clear to the little boy that being famous isn’t always glamorous.

“Honey, fame is not all it’s cracked up to be. I get the ‘I hate yous’ as much as ‘I love yous,’” she recalled telling Evan during a sit-down conversation.

Apparently Evan is thriving in America’s Midwest.

In place free of red carpet events and fracas with paparazzi Evan is enjoying spending time with his “15 friends and 14 frogs, a dog, a backyard and a creek”.

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