Jenny McCarthy is an actress, model, author, and once-and-again Playboy centerfold. But if things had worked out differently, she might be Sister Jennifer. (Okay, more like Sister Mary or something, but still.)
In her latest book, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, Jenny talks about her faith journey in her usual offbeat, funny way. “I was taught to believe that my goal in life was to do good things so that I could ensure my place in heaven,” she writes. “So, it was only logical in my young innocent mind that I should become a nun – and guarantee my spot to hang out with Jesus and his buddies.” However, one thing stopped her from pledging her life to the Church: her desire to become a mother. Since pregnancy isn’t super compatible with the whole vow of chastity thing, she opted not to become a nun. Her son, Evan Asher, was born in 2002.