Talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell played cupid at this year’s Super Bowl, introducing the newly single Jenny McCarthy, 39, to the always-praying Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, 24.
Rosie was in Indianapolis doing a special radio show for SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Saturday before the game, Rosie was interviewing Jenny live on-air and the former Playboy Playmate revealed to Rosie that she was "newly single" and "had a crush on Tim Tebow.” At the conclusion of the interview, Rosie realized that Tim was nearby waiting to do an interview with another radio show and sprung into action.
“Rosie jumped up and took Jenny by the arm and walked her over to Tim. She said to him, ‘Hi, I’m Rosie O’Donnell and this is Jenny McCarthy and she’s single. I think you two would be perfect together. Now exchange telephone numbers.’ Rosie then walked away,” a source tells In Touch.
Jenny and Tim did exchange numbers and chatted a bit, before his handlers whisked him away to complete his scheduled radio tour. Jenny went back over to Rosie to thank her for setting her up and said: “We’ll see what happens now Ro!”
Jenny most famously dated actor Jim Carrey for five years. The couple broke up in 2010. In 2011, she began dating sports agent Paul Krepelka, but the TV talent told Rosie they broke up late last year.