Meet Evan Joseph Asher, Jenny McCarthy’s son: The Shocking Truth

By Rhyss | Published on: March 13, 2024 | Updated on: March 13, 2024
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Evan Joseph Asher is one of the popular star kids. He is the son of activist, model, actor, and TV host, Jenny McCarthy, and her ex-husband, John Asher. Evan has been suffering from autism since his early childhood days, which often becomes talk in the media.

Evan’s fight with the neurological disorder has been inspirational for the millions of kids around the globe who have been going through the same phase.

Besides, he is quite active on social media platforms. He uses Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and other social sites, and he also has a self-titled YouTube channel. Here, let’s try to dig out some hidden facts about Evan’s life.

Evan Joseph Asher’s Wiki, Family Background, & Education

Evan was born to his father John Asher and his mother, Jenny McCarthy, on May 18, 2002, in Los Angeles, United States. As of 2022, he is 20 years of age.

Talking of his ancestry, he belongs to a working-class Catholic family from her mother’s side. In fact, his paternal grandparent has German, Irish, & Polish ancestry. Talking of his paternal grandparents, his grandfather Edward Mallory is an actor primarily known for his work in Days of Our Lives.

Similarly, his grandmother is also an actor known for her work in films like The Happiest Millionaire and Airplane! She was also a part of shows like Chain Reaction, Match Game, and Password Plus.

Moreover, talking of his family background, he is also related to Melissa McCarthy since his mother is her cousin.


Moving on to Evan Joseph’s education, he finished his graduation from Saint Charles East High School, St Charles, Illinois in May 2021. Later, in 2011, he joined Elgin Community College to study Videography.

Evan Joseph Asher’s Parents’ Relationship Suffered Due To His Physical Condition

He was just three years old when his parents divorced. According to the book that Jenny published in 2007, it revealed their son’s physical problem apparently put a strain on their relationship. Moreover, it has been stated that his father held himself accountable for his son’s condition. Jenny revealed this during an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show.

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Evan Joseph Asher with his mother Jenny McCarthy.

Besides, his parents, Jenny and John, started dating in late 1998 and after a couple of months of dating, they became engaged in January 1999. Around nine months later, on September 11, 1999, Jenny and John tied the knot.

Evan Joseph Asher Has two Step-siblings

Asher doesn’t have siblings, but he has two step-siblings, brothers, Xavier Wahlberg and Elijah Wahlberg. They are his stepfather, Donnie Wahlberg’s children with his former wife, Kimberly Fey.

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Evan’s stepdad Donnie and stepbrother.

Donnie is a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is the producer of the reality series, Boston’s Finest. Besides, he is also recognized for his acting gigs in films like Zookeeper, Dead Silence, Dreamcatcher, etc.

Asher Was Diagnosed With Autism At Two

Evan started suffering from autism in 2004 when he was only two. He was diagnosed with the disorder in 2005. However, the celebrity mother kept it away from the media for a couple of years, only making it official in May 2007.

As per an article published on CNN, actress Jenny visited a number of doctors after her then 2-year-old son started suffering from seizures and started showing some bizarre behaviors. The actress said she finally got an appointment with a pediatric neurologist at an LA hospital.

Upon describing the symptoms her son showed, the doctor confirmed that Evan was indeed suffering from autism. “I felt each membrane and vein in my heart shattering into a million pieces,” described Jenny how she felt after the doctor said about Evan’s diagnosis.

As per The Famous People, Asher has been undergoing treatment at the autism department of the University of California in Los Angeles.

Asher’s Mom Believes It Was The Vaccine That Made Him Autistic

Many of you might already know that Jenna is a big advocate of the anti-vaccine campaign. In fact, she has been quite vocal about her stance and said so in numerous events as well.

Whenever the subject of her son’s health condition comes into play, Jenny would often claim it was due to the vaccines that her son is autistic. Moreover, she also claims her son got better thanks to chelation therapy, a quack remedy for autism.

His dad created a film about an Autistic boy

For those of you who don’t know, Asher’s dad is a film director. He has directed a number of hit movies including Dirty Love, Tooken, and more. As a father of one autistic boy, he once directed a movie named A Boy called Po in which the main character is an autistic boy.

The movie was released in April 2016, at the Newport Beach International Film Festival in California.

Evan enjoys a lavish lifestyle: Got His First Car in 2019

Evan turned 17 in May 2019, the legal age to get a California full driving license. Just days after he turned 17, his mother gifted her a wonderful car. Asher shared it on his Instagram writing: “New car new life.” in the caption. Here is his post:


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Evan himself didn’t mention the brand and model of the car, however, one of his followers wrote on the comment section that the car was a Mazda CX-5.

Evan Joseph Asher Relationship Status: He Has A Girlfriend

The star kid Evan Joseph as of now is in a relationship with a girl named Natalie Gallo. Evan who is quite active on social media often shares pictures with his girlfriend on his Instagram account.

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Evan with his cute girlfriend. Source: Instagram

Going by their Instagram activity, it seems the pair have been dating for some time now. To be honest, both of them really look like they are one for each other. Moreover, Evan just can’t stop smiling when he is with his girlfriend.

It looks like both of them first met each other whilst studying in the same high school. Further, we can also say with confidence that Evan’s mother and father also approve of their relationship.

He Is Famous On Social Media

Like his parents, Evan Joseph Asher is also pretty much famous, especially on social media. He is, in fact, very popular on Instagram where he identifies himself as a gamer. As of 2021, he has around 48.4k followers on his official Instagram page. He likes to flaunt his life on the platform.

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