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Jenny McCarthy, Brian Urlacher split

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Updated: August 16, 2012 5:50PM

Knee surgery isn’t the only thing bringing down Brian Urlacher these days.

The Bears linebacker has split from girlfriend Jenny McCarthy.

“Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an amazing friendship,” McCarthy, 39, tells People in a statement on Thursday. “I will continue to be the biggest cheerleader for him. Go, Bears!”

The couple went public with their relationship in May of this year when McCarthy confirmed, “I can confirm that yes, it’s true, we are dating,” but would only continue with, “Go, Bears – that’s all I’ll say.”

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