updated 04/19/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/19/2012 AT 4:15 PM ET
Jenny McCarthy hasn’t publicly addressed a new romance since she began dating Boston sports agent Paul Krepelka in Dec. 2010. But now, as rumors fly of a relationship with Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, McCarthy admits she has a certain boy on the brain.
“I’m interested in someone,” McCarthy said Wednesday during a Q&A at NBC Universal’s Press Day at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., while promoting Love in the Wild, a couples competition show she hosts.
When a reporter asked if this mysterious man of interest was in fact a football player, McCarthy, 39, joked with a laugh, “I don’t know what you guys are talking about. Um, you know, we shall see.”
In fact, she told Parade magazine this week: “I’m taking baby steps … But I’m giddy right now.”