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Just Sayin’

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Some don’t believe that men and women can be “just friends.” For me? It’s always been possible. I’ve had close male friends that strictly remained just that for as long as I can remember. Friends. My husband has known this about me since day one. I’ve never asked if he had an issue with it. If he does or if he did? He’s never said anything to me about it. I’ve always just appreciated the easiness of my male friendships.

My current favorite is the one I’ve developed with my co-host, Mike Kellar. We have so much fun every morning on Q104. I feel like I’ve found my radio soulmate! We laugh at the same silly things. It’s easy doing a show together because we just get each other! But, I’m also a believer that people are placed into each other’s lives for a reason. Right away, I learned that he and his wife were trying to conceive with no success. My husband and I went through our own three-year infertility struggle. So, it immediately bonded us. It was also eye-opening to see things through a male perspective. I’m happy to report that Mike and his wife, Katie, are expecting a baby girl in September. Auntie Jenny is ready to spoil!

Girlfriends are important. I treasure my female friendships and feel so blessed to have those relationships. As much as guys try, there are just certain things that are hard to understand unless you’re a woman going through all the things! For me, it’s always been important to have both. I hope Mike and I are able to do this silly radio show together for many years to come. But, one thing I know for sure is the friendship we’ve built will live on long after it’s over. 

I lost my brother a few years ago. I miss him so much every single day. My heart tells me Mike and my other close male friends were given to me to help fill that void. For that, I’m so grateful.

Jenny Matthews co-hosts The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews on Q104 New Hit Country, weekday mornings from 6 – 10am. Connect at and check out The Morning After with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews podcast!