The 38-year-old beauty – who split from model Jason Toohey in December - decided to try a new method of dating in order to meet men from outside Los Angeles because she was sick of their obsession with appearances.
She said: “I decided to import this time because I wasn’t doing a very good job with LA guys. These LA dudes had more make up in their purse than me. They’d literally pull out their knapsack of concealers and I’m like, ‘It’s time to look outside of LA.’ I found a boy. I went on some blind dates. He was my fifth blind date.”
Although Jenny – who has previously dated Jim Carrey and has an eight-year-old son Evan with ex-husband John Asher - eventually struck lucky with sports agent Paul Krepelka, she did have to suffer through some terrible dates first.
She explained to US TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: “The first blind dates were these really bizarre dudes that were like, ‘Do you know Sharon Stone?’ And I’m sitting on a date going, ‘Well, I know of her. I’ve seen her in movies.’ ‘Well, you think you can get an autograph?’ I’m like, ‘Oh my god.’ ”
Thankfully for Jenny, her sister stepped in and introduced her to Paul, who she has been happily dating since December – though she admits they have some communication problems.
Jenny said: “My sister was the one who turned me on to Paul who’s a sports agent and lives in Boston. His accent is so strong - it’s like ‘Good Will Hunting’ strong - that I really can’t understand anything he says to me. He could’ve proposed to me and I could’ve said yes by now and I have no idea. And I’m really happy.”