‘I can’t believe you’re 21’: Jenny McCarthy wishes son Evan a happy birthday as he reaches milestone age
Jenny McCarthy wished her son Evan Asher a happy birthday as he turned 21 Thursday.
McCarthy, 50, posted a photo of Evan on her Instagram account as he was pictured in front of a carnival at the beach.
‘Happy birthday to the most amazing, beautiful, sweetest man, my son @evanjasher,’ The Masked Singer personality said. ‘I can’t believe you’re 21. How did that happen?!? I love you so much.’
The Illinois native, who is wed to actor Donnie Wahlberg, welcomed Evan in 2002 with her ex-husband, filmmaker John Asher.
McCarthy has past made headlines for her candor about her son’s autism diagnosis, which she received when he was three-years-old, and how she believed vaccines were a cause.
The latest: Jenny McCarthy, 50, wished her son Evan Asher a happy birthday as he turned 21 Thursday. She was pictured in 2020 in Pasadena, California
McCarthy posted a photo of Evan on her Instagram account as he was pictured at a in front of a carnival at the beach
Speaking with PBS in 2010, she said that Evan ‘hit pretty much every milestone’ as a child initially, and began ‘showing some regression – meaning not talking as much as he used to’ after receiving the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.
She said in the interview, ‘The first time I heard about the vaccine and autism connection was a month before Evan received his MMR shot.
‘And I walked into my pediatrician’s office during the MMR time and said: “I don’t want Evan to have this shot. I’m really scared. It was in Time magazine. Parents are really concerned that this is the autism shot.”‘
McCarthy continued, ‘And he got very angry at me – very, very angry – and swore at me and said: “It’s just parents’ desperate attempt to blame something. Has nothing to do with it.”
‘My instinct was screaming, “No,” yet my husband (then Asher), who was with me, wanted it. So he signed the paperwork to get the MMR. I couldn’t even do it. And that’s when the train kind of started to regress with Evan.’
In the interview, she said that amid her community of like-minded parents, the firm belief was that ‘the cause of the epidemic of autism is due to a vaccine injury and/or other environmental exposures,’ as well as pesticides.
In recent years, Evan has been busy as he’s working on a burgeoning music career, recently putting out a single titled It Doesn’t Matter.
Evan has been helped in his musical endeavors by stepdad Wahlberg, who got his break in show business as part of the New Kids On The Block.
McCarthy was pictured with Evan and husband Mark Wahlberg in 2014 in NYC
McCarthy in recent years has been seen on the Fox series The Masked Singer
‘It was a joy to help Evan make his song a reality,’ Wahlberg told People in February. ‘He is such an incredibly sincere young man, who really has the heart of a saint and the spirit of an artist, but none of this was handed to him – he had to put in a lot of work and prove that he was committed to the process.’
Wahlberg said he ‘couldn’t be more proud of’ Evan, adding that him ‘writing and recording this song’ marked ‘an amazing achievement.’
In the piece, McCarthy said of her son’s endeavors, ‘Evan has been through so much in his young life, and his passion for living and creating is such an inspiration to me.
‘He is the kindest, sweetest, most loving human being on this planet, and I’m excited for what the future holds for him.’