Jenny McCarthy Is Dating NFL Star Brian Urlacher

05/26/2012 at 12:30 PM EDT

Jenny McCarthy Dating Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears
Jenny McCarthy and Brian Urlacher
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Jenny McCarthy has a new man in her life – Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

The actress announced the happy news to Chicago's NBC 5 at a Generation Rescue autism charity event on Thursday. "I can confirm that yes it's true, we are dating," she said at the event.

And while McCarthy, 39, didn't elaborate, she does seem to be spirited about everything. "Go Bears," she said, "that's all I'll say."

According to E!, which confirmed the relationship through McCarthy's publicist, the two have been dating for about a month and have been spotted together enjoying dinner in Chicago at Giuliana and Bill Rancic's RPM Italian restaurant.

Next up for McCarthy: a comprehensive photo shoot for Playboy.

"Why should only 20 yr olds be considered sexy?" she Tweeted about her decision to pose nude. "Let's (hear) it for the MILFs."

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