What a difference a month makes! Weeks before announcing her departure from The View, Jenny McCarthy sat down for an interview with New You magazine, in which she predicted she'd still be hosting the show two decades from now.
Asked where she saw herself in 20 years, the 41-year-old star said, "Believe it or not, I think I'm still on The View. I love the show." She added that she was doing "so much work" to improve herself, including "signing up for critical thinking courses" and doing media training. "I want to be at the top of my game, and when I'm 60, I want to still have a face that moves," she told the mag.
She also wants to have a family. "I want to have beautiful, healthy grandkids and still have Donnie [Wahlberg] be the hunky love of my life," she said, referring to her fiance, 44.
"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," she gushed of the New Kids on the Block singer. "I have my own identity and goals and he has his, yet we're so similar we work on them together."
McCarthy's identity, as a talk show host, at least, is undergoing a bit of a change—but it's not the first time she's reinvented herself. "When I first moved out to L.A. and I was a Playmate, I'd be asked, 'What do you want to do?' I'd reply, 'Comedy,'" she recalled. "They'd say, 'Honey, that's funny. A Playmate in a 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,'" the Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life author told New You. "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."