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Tim Nudd
January 12, 2011 08:30 AM

Jenny McCarthy had asked friends to set her up on blind dates this winter. But they weren’t going so well – until suddenly, one of them went spectacularly.

“The first blind dates were these really bizarre dudes that were like, ‘Do you know Sharon Stone?’ ” McCarthy, 38, says in an interview airing Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And I’m sitting on a date going, ‘Well, I know of her. I’ve seen her in movies.’ ‘Well, do you think you can get an autograph?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my god.’ ”

Thankfully, her fifth blind date was with Paul Krepelka, a Boston sports agent. They’ve been dating for five weeks now, and McCarthy jokes that they might already be engaged.

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“His accent is so strong, it’s like Good Will Hunting strong, that I really can’t understand anything he says to me,” she says. “He could’ve proposed to me and I could’ve said yes by now and I have no idea. And I’m really happy.”

The world got a glimpse of Krepelka on New Year’s Eve, when he kissed McCarthy at midnight on national television – with McCarthy feigning surprise.

“Everyone thought, ‘Oh my god. She kissed a random dude,’ ” she says. “But no.”

For now, the pair are hopping back and forth from Los Angeles to Boston, and McCarthy says she’s content – though it’s not quite time to take that next step.

“Everybody’s asking me the magic question, ‘Has he met [8-year-old son] Evan?’ ” she says. “Evan is, by the way, on the strictest VIP meet and greet, which is like six months. I don’t have guys meeting him on a cycle. That boy is very important to me.”

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