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Jenny Jets Off with Son Evan

Jenny Jets Off with Son Evan

Funny lady Jenny McCarthy and her son 5-year-old son Evan Joseph Asher take to the skies at LAX airport on Monday in Los Angeles.

In May 2007, Jenny, 34, announced that Evan was diagnosed with autism. She recently penned about her experience, titled “Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.” Both mother and son are on the cover (see below)!

“It’s a heartbreaking story about a serious health issue,” Jenny has said.

“Louder Than Words” will be released on September 6 but you can pre-order it now from Amazon.

15+ pictures inside of Jenny and Evan

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  • Rii

    I like Jenny, she’s funny and cool. Her kid is cute and she seems like a loving mom. I’m so happy for her and Jim, I hope their relationship will last.

  • Mmmmm

    WOW, I did not know that. He looks just like his father. She looks like she relates to him well and he with her. She will alwys be the love of his life and you can tell she feels the same. I LOVE her hair!

  • Indie

    Aww I didnt know that her son is autistic. God bless them both. =)

  • WTF

    Good for her for not locking him in a closet like the Travoltas.

  • Kelly D

    #4 WTF, that’s funny as hell.

    Love Jenny, she’s awesome.

  • Mmmmm

    Travoltas kids have austic kids?

  • Indie

    #6, According to some reports their son Jett is autustic, but I dont think either John nor his wife have ever spoken publicly about it. Which is just the same, thats their business.

  • RAYG

    Yep the TRAVOLTAS have an austic kid & I applaud ALL of the celebs that do not hide thier children that have special needs. I just dont think its healthy.

  • amle

    So, she is going to parade her kid around now since a book is coming out soon. These celebs are so heartless. What with the unfortunate haircut her son has on the front of the book? It is bad enough she has to use her son to write a book. Cant the child have privacy? This is coming from someone who USE to like Jenny. How pathetic to exploit your son.

  • amle

    Maybe some peoples ideas of HIDING a child with autism or whatever they have is actually PROTECTING the childs privacy. Jenny has books about her pregnancy and now I guess she believes she lucked out by having a kid with autism. The heck with protecting his privacy.

  • Burpie

    Parading him around? They’re at the airport :roll:

    He’s a cute kid. Good luck to them both ^_^

  • amle

    WTF | 06/12/2007 at 1:23 pm
    Good for her for not locking him in a closet like the Travoltas.

    _____
    Oh No, she just brings her kid out when she is preparing to release a book. She is using her child to make money. I am not some huge fan of the Travoltas, but they tend to try to keep a private life. Maybe they feel when the son is ready to let the world know about his autism, he will.

  • amle

    I realize they are just at the airport. But, why is the first time I have seen a picture of him? Oh yeah, a book is coming out.

  • amle

    By the way, he is a cute kid.

  • Nadira

    Lame @ all the bullshit. The point IS the little boy is cute and its to bad he has a disability.

  • Lacey

    You all are idots to believe we are just seeing her and her son because she has a book coming out! There have always been photo’s of here and her son you dimwits. And amle to think she thinks she “Lucked Out” to have a child with autism to write and sell a book is so stupid. Yes she has written about her pregnancy and birth, but so what. She told expectant mothers what to expect in all the glory detail that other books want to “Shelter” you from.

  • Mmmmm

    Nothing wrong with bringing awareness, she is putting her fame to good use for the sake of kids and families that ensure that health issue. When other ppl do it is ok but for her it is PR? Whateva, I hope it sells well. I loved her books and sure I would love this one .. she writes from experience and is very real about it.

  • Maria

    They look so happy. God Bless them both!!!

  • Alexandra

    Does anyone know who makes the sunglasses she is wearing here? I want them!

  • WTF

    “Maybe they feel when the son is ready to let the world know about his autism, he will.”

    Don’t see how Jett will be able to let the world know anything since he’s reported to be unable to communicate.

  • Colbert ROCKS!

    Shoot, I dont think I have ever seen pics of John & kellys kids. Hmmmmmm. Maybe it has to do with their religion on why they dont broadcast?

  • Dancer

    I thought (according to the lovely TMZ) that the Travoltas are denying their son has autism because the Church of Scientology doesn’t recognize it as a disease????

  • FlaMama

    Man that is so sad. I hope though, she will research and reflect on all her previous BAD parenting adivce such as take all the drugs for pain that you can, don’t breastfeed, and the giving of vaccines. Jenny, look back at your bad choices and contrast those with the autism research. Become a TRUE advocate!!

  • RYAN STAR

    IS AUTISM MORE COMMON IN BOYS. I REALIZE MORE KIDS ARE AUTISM NOW. TONI BRAXTION, HOLLY ROBINSON,JENNY MCCARTHY,JOHN TRAVELOTA AND MORE

  • Lucie

    I’m shocked that people out there actually think she’s using her son’s disability to raise her own profile!! You’re all so goddamn cynical! Get a clue and realise that not all celebrities are deluded famewh*res. Most of them do normal things parents do, like take their child to the airport or park or the zoo. She gets criticized for taking her son out and living a normal life, but if she were to hide him away, then she’d get blasted as well! Exploiting him would be what Lindsay Lohan’s mother does to her.
    Jenny is speaking out about something that many other high-profile people are too afraid to do. Having a sibling with autism, I always find it comforting to know that others out there have a sense of what it’s like living with someone with autism. I take my younger sister to the movies and other public places, not to attract sympathy – but because she deserves a normal as possible life, regardless of other people’s uncomfortableness.

  • DA

    Dear Jenny, Even though you are a Scientologist you have not let that belief system compromise the health and well-being of your precious son – unlike the Travoltas – who refuse to admit their son has the same medical condition. I applaud your tireless effort to heal your son and share your experience and journey with others who are in the same situation as yourself. I admire your strong sense of self and courage in taking up this important issue in Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism and will be first in line 9/6/07 when it comes out.

  • kate

    Miss mcarthy is a sluut who takes off her clothes that’s what she’s good for, wait till you son gets older and see’s how his whhore of a mom he has.

  • http://justjared dana

    As the mother of an autistic child I am thrilled she came out about this. We have to be careful of where we take our children due to the wide range of sensitivites they may have. Maybe that is why you don’t see a lot of photos of him? Autism has a wide spectrum. Awareness is needed! You go girl……we love you!

  • Jane

    Awwww, he reminds me of my own son at that age, diagnosed at 4 at UCLA with autism! Having an autism child is a hard row to hoe no matter who you are. Jen seems like an excellent mom & loves her son very much, u can tell!
    A mom loves her kids no matter what, but a disabled child needs love even more and harder, cuz your all they got & they depend on you FOREVER, not likely they will ever be on their own. Of course some recover, but its a small percent.
    AUTISM IS A LIFE LONG DISABILITY! And a very lonely life! Divorce rate is 99%. Not many men want a woman with a disabled son. High maintenance. Trust me,I know. I hope Jim can hang in there with them. Jenny has the fight of her life and it doesnt leave much room for careers or relationships. Its a learning curve in the beginning but she has a lot of years ahead yet.
    I hope she keeps her feet on the ground and her head outta of the clouds and her humor intact cuz shes going to need it.
    She can believe in indigo and crystal children all she wants, but it doesnt change the fact that her son is autistic. That’s reality.
    BTW, my son’s doing great, with a lot of years of perserverance and hard work. He speaks and is happy but is limited in what he can do as far as interacting socially, its still hard for him & his ability to handle stress is also limited.
    You can take them so far but you cant change public opinion about this disablity any more than you can take the stress out of their daily lives, noise etc.
    Most of your their young life you intergrate but when they are older, you spend the rest of your life protecting them from meanies in the public & trying to keep their stress level down. Its hard.
    I do things that make my son happy and I keep him at home, but in the community as much as possible.
    Its also difficult to trust people in the public arena due to our kids vulnerabilites.
    Theres just too many people out there who dont get autism & are there taking advantage of people like our kids who are different.
    Its a very misunderstood diagnois and their peers dont have time for someone they think is strange.
    Its heartbreaking what a mom of an autistic child watches her child endure.

    Jenny good luck, my heart goes out to you. Your child is blessed and so are you,,,,now thats a fact!
    You have been given a very special child who will always be child of GOD no matter what their age. They are innocents.
    Sincerely, Jane, a parent of autism son diagnosed 1984.

  • maryann

    From one mother of an autistic child to another … you go girl! You have the power to bring light to this very dark disorder. I applaud you for seeking biomedical tx for Evan and am thrilled to hear you are working with Dr. Kartzinel. He is truly one of my fave DAN docs. I’m eager to learn more about your story and your battle against the beast “autism”. Your son is truly blessed to have you fight so hard for him and be able to provide him with tx that folks like myself can’t unfortunately afford. Pave the way for the rest of us … and let the world know the real truth behind autism!

  • Stacey

    It’s nice(sarcasm) {Lacey,amle,FlaMama, and others…)
    to see that alot of the previous posters,
    don’t understand what they are talking about,however

    those of us with kids,that have special needs — get it..
    You do what you can ~~ when you can
    to talk about your path,
    in hopes that you may help others deal!

    It is nice to see Jenny doing all that she can for her child

    She’s an extra-special mom to an extra-special kid–!!!!

    Kids don’t get Autism, they are born with it..– it is not anything that the parents’ do,or don’t do… The kdis are JUST different than others, — some people are lefties, some are righties…
    GET used to it…

    BE, kind, and be Aware of Autism!

  • Robert Ferguson

    I saw Jenny and Evan on Oprah. Jenny is so vibrant and along with Jim I am sure Evan will do very well. A happy couple I hope.

  • Pam Napier

    I feel she done this book to help others parents with austic children. YOU KNOW TO RAISE AWARENESS.

    Why do some people see the worst in every situation?

  • Anna

    I have read the book and there is a lot of insight in there for myself. I have 2 autistic children of my own and let me tell all of you who want to bad mouth Jenny…You have no idea what you are talking about. She is not trying to make money off of her son, she is a concerned parent and if she can help other parents out there with the same thing she has gone through with her own personal experiences then, I am greatful for someone like her. Those of you who have said nasty things about Jenny and the Travoltas need to be ashamed of yourself. Everyone deals with their personal lifes differently.

  • jodie

    HEY you guys, leave off with the haircut stuff ect… my son is autistic and he CANNOT stand to have his hair cut due to sensory issues, it would have been hard enough to get little Evan to sit long enough for a fringe trim, and the absolute heartache at watching your child scream in fear at scissors near their skin (scissors cut remember)…. BRAVO Jenny, you give mums’ like myself a new sense of pride at even the smallest of things, like getting a hug from your autistic child who still calls you by your first name because, well, that’s your name right?
    As for the Travolta’s, we only have a small handfull of friends, and family, who really are supportive of our son, his diagnosis, and his early intervention program. You know who you can count on in a crisis, and really your first reaction in finding out that autism is the diagnosis is to protect this fragile being with your life! It hurts when people (especially family) question your reasoning and motives for allowing your child to attend a special kindy for children with special needs, although now, almost two years later with school looming on the horizon, nobody can deny the absolute turn around in our son’s behaviour, speech and general interaction (he doesn’t scream when another child touches him now) and I applaud loudly parents out there, particularly the single parents of autistic kids who not only cope, but help their beautiful special children come out into the sunshine with the rest of the world… society should not be so quick to judge Jenny’s motives, or her dear little son’s haircut!

  • http://yahoo wilford howray jr

    hi jenny i read half of your book, and the same happen to my son. he was talking but after the shots received my son slowly regressed. now he like things thats spin,like taking his toy truck upside down and spining the wheels and continue or playing with strange object, it is so weird because my son has done the same thing yours and theres no dout that the shots did it. thank u jenny and i am a father with a full heart also very defensive when it comes to him and people

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