Evan Joseph Asher is the son of the prominent activist, actor, model, TV host, author, as well as screenwriter, McCarthy, and her former husband actor, director, and screenwriter, John Mallory Asher.
Table of Biography
Evan was born on May 18, 2002, in Los Angeles, California, United States. His age is 18 years old and has a Taurus sun sign. It has been very hard for Evan and his parents to look after him. Moreover, he belongs to the American nationality.
His father’s name is John Asher and his mother’s name is Jenny McCarthy. Jenny McCarthy met John Mallory Asher toward the end of 1998 while filming the comedy film Diamonds. The two got engaged in January the following year. On September 11, 1999, they walked the aisle. Evan’s parents divorced in 2005, not long after he started to show the first signs of autism. He also has two stepsiblings named Elijah Wahlberg and Xavier Wahlberg, who are the children of his stepfather, Donnie Wahlberg, and his former wife.
In the spring of 2004, he showed the early symptoms of autism. Evan Joseph Asher was a little over 2 years old when he had his first seizure. At that time, Evan’s parents were living together. A team of paramedics arrived shortly and diagnosed Evan with epilepsy. Unfortunately, the treatment worsened his condition. Evan began having seizures more frequently. Jenny eventually took Evan Joseph Asher to a neurologist at the UCLA in 2005. The Autism Evaluation Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital first diagnosed Evan’s autism. His situation was later confirmed by the State of California (through their Regional Center). Evan’s mental growth lagged behind by a couple of years.
At the same time, Jenny was struggling with her dysfunctional marriage with John. They got divorced the same year. In 2007, Jenny revealed Evan’s autism to the media. She also spoke about the alternative methods she had adopted to improve Evan’s condition and explained that they were not supported by the scientific community. Evan treatment at UCLA has proven to be of great help in the recent at, and he has improved his speech and sociability much, as his Instagram account shows.
Jenny even blamed measles/mumps/rubella vaccines for her son’s condition and later became an advocate for the anti-vaccine and “autism Biomed” movements. Her theory that vaccines cause autism was later rejected by the National Institute of Mental Health. In early 2014, a few reports suggested that Jenny never claimed Evan had autism. To defend herself, she later attacked the rumor through a tweet.
As soon as Jenny McCarthy came to know about Evan Joseph Asher’s medical condition, she began her research on autism and the ways to take care of an autistic child. She once came to know that Evan was bullied at his summer camp. However, she was happy to realize that his son was unaware of the fact because of autism. He did not understand the term “bully” back then.
However, she was also disheartened to realize that Evan believed his bullies were actually his friends. Evan was able to sing an entire Dave Matthews song with perfect lyrics. However, he had difficulty with “original” speech.
Talking about net worth, Evan’s mother’s net worth is $3 million. Since Evan has a lot of things to do and is struggling so there is no net worth from him. Evan’s needs are all fulfilled by his stepfather and his mother.
Career and Professional Life
Evan Joseph Asher likes watching movies. However, he does not like movies featuring real people. Evan began swimming when he was a little over 2 years of age, and by 3, he had become a thorough swimmer. Evan now lives with Jenny and his stepfather, Donnie. While growing up, Evan was fascinated with door hinges, and his mother thought he would become a mechanic. Evan’s parents believed that the fast-paced life in California was not suitable for an autistic child. Evan thus moved to a tiny Chicago suburb called Geneva, where he made many friends.
Evan is no different from a non-autistic child when it comes to making friends. He has a vast group of friends in Chicago, whom he calls ‘The Goonies’. Evan’s social interaction helped him in his improvement. In 2013, Evan exhibited his decision-making skills, which thrilled his mother. Jenny joined the TV show The View and had to stay in New York. Evan firmly decided to stay back in Chicago and be with his girlfriends. He, however, later moved to New York. His behavior remained the same, which was a sure sign of improvement. The same year, Evan launched his collaborative YouTube channel, Gaming USA.
Being a mother of an autistic child, Jenny McCarthy has become more sensitive toward the condition. She has authored a few books through which she has chronicled her journey with Evan and autism. Some of her titles include “Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism” and “Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds”. She has also been associated with a few organizations that work to promote autism awareness. Evan’s father has also contributed to promoting autism awareness. However, his inability to handle his son’s condition was the prime reason for his divorce. The 2016 film A Boy Called Po, directed by John Mallory Asher, was based on his relationship with Evan. Through the film, John endeavored to bring positivity and acceptance toward autism.
Body Measurement and Social Media
There is no information out about Evan’s height, weight, dress, shoe sizes. But he has blonde hair and a pair of green eyes. He has a slim body structure and has a fair complexion. Furthermore, he used to wear glasses and have braces. He looks very grown up and handsome in his tux.
Coming to social media, Evan Asher is quite active on social media. He uses Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well. On Instagram, he has 45.9 K followers. He has 108 followers on Twitter. He is not active on Twitter any longer. On YouTube, he has 2.34 K subscribers. Although he does not have many videos on his YouTube channel there are still many subscribers. People support and give their blessings to Evan.