Jenny McCarthy made quite the bundle from her Playboy spread, but she was a bit ashamed to have her parents find out about it.
She even went as far as using $2,000 from the $20,000 she made from the spread to send her parents on cruise so they wouldn’t see the issue when it hit newsstands.
She said, “My sister said to me, ‘Run away. You’re going to die. They’re going to kill you.’ So I didn’t tell my parents that I was going to pose for Playboy.”
When the issue hit, she said, “With the $2,000 out of the $20,000 you get paid, I sent them on a cruise the week the magazine came out. They found out. it was all over the papers, like, ‘Southside Chicago girl poses nude! She went to Mother McAuley, a very prestigious Catholic school.’ I was surprised my house wasn’t burned down. My mom came home and was like, ‘Oh my God, what are the neighbors going to say?’ And then, after about three days, she said, ‘You know what, I love you so much Jenny and I’m gonna stand by you. I hope you never do that again.’”
She added, “I said to her, ‘You know what, some day I’m gonna make you proud’, and to this day she’s like, ‘Y’know, after all that autism work, I don’t care if you showed your butt.’”
That’s cool that her mother was so understanding. I wonder what her father had to say about it?