The SiriusXM personality will host Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Thursday on ABC

By Jeff Nelson
Updated December 31, 2015 10:00 AM
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Jenny McCarthy may be returning to ring in 2016 on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Thursday night, but PEOPLE caught up with the SiriusXM personality to dish on some of her 2015 highlights.

First, she welcomed a teen into her household when son Evan turned 13 in May. So how is life with a teenager suiting the star?

“Amazing and scary,” McCarthy, 43, says in the new issue of PEOPLE of her son, who was diagnosed with autism in 2005. “He’s turning into the most amazing human. He’s always been the most amazing human being, but the teenage years, you never know what’s gonna happen.”

As for what McCarthy may be most appreciative of? His antipathy toward profanity.

“All his friends swear, and he won’t do it,” she says. “Considering I swear like a truck driver, I’m very proud of him.”

Another highpoint for McCarthy was another milestone: celebrating her one-year anniversary with husband Donnie Wahlberg in August.

For more on Jenny McCarthy – including her Kardashian-inspired New Year’s resolution! – pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

“I had no idea this level of love existed. The more and more that we let go of fears, the more we fall in love,” says McCarthy, who says she’s learned a lot comparing her first marriage (to John Asher) to this one.

“Going into it, if I didn’t love myself – don’t get me wrong, I’m a work in progress! – I would never have been ready to be married,” she says. “You can’t expect the bar to get raised by your partner. You have to raise it first, and then you’ll attract wonderful.”