Brian Urlacher, linebacker for the Chicago Bears, made headlines when he began dating Playboy covergirl Jenny McCarthy, but now things aren’t looking so rosy for him.
McCarthy said in a statement yesterday that she and Brian have decided to turn their relationship into a friendship and that the two are ending things amicably.
“Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship,” McCarthy said. “I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him. Go, Bears!”
McCarthy reportedly moved to Chicago to be closer to Urlacher, although their relationship is only a few months old (unless they were better at keeping it a secret than we thought). Friends say she’ll stay there with her son, Evan, because she has friends and family there anyway.
Urlacher has more problems than a broken heart, however, starting with his bum knee. He’s had at least two surgeries performed on it–the most recent being this past Tuesday–and fans are speculating there are even more that the team isn’t disclosing. It’s unclear yet whether he will be able to play when the season begins.