This week on Oprah and in this week’s issue of People magazine, Jenny McCarthy has been interviewed talking about her son who has autism. I’ve never really given her much thought, really, but have been impressed with her apparent Christianity, surprising in a former MTV hostess and Playboy model. She’s been very insightful, humble and poignant in her telling of their journey dealing with this condition. I’ve been very impressed with her.
When I heard she was dating Jim Carrey last year I thought – what a great couple. They just seem like they would be great together, both act pretty humble, both have been divorced so can understand what the other has been through, both are very funny and seem compassionate. It just really seemed like they fit extremely well.
During her interviews, however, when asked about marriage she responded, “There will be no certificate. It goes far deeper than that.” This is what I don’t get – if it’s “far deeper” than a certificate would indicate, why not get one? It’s like saying they won’t call themselves boyfriend or girlfriend because their relationship is deeper than that. I would interpret that to mean you have moved beyond that stage. If it’s deeper than marriage, what does that preclude getting married? I don’t understand.