Throughout the years, Donnie Wahlberg has been the object of affection for a great number of young women, particularly during the heyday of the boy band New Kids on the Block, which he co-founded and which flourished in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In spite of the fact that he was known as the “bad boy” of New Kids on the Block during his time with the band, he finally established himself as a responsible adult with a family.
Kimberly Fey and Donnie Wahlberg tied the knot in August of 1999. They are the proud parents of two sons: Xavier, who was born in 1993, and Elijah, who was born in 2001. Despite this, they came to the conclusion that they no longer wanted to be married and filed for divorce in 2008.
Jenny McCarthy, an actress and TV personality, and Wahlberg first crossed paths in 2012, but they didn’t get back in touch until the following year. In March of 2013, Wahlberg appeared on Jenny McCarthy’s talk program, which was titled “The Jenny McCarthy Show.”
Following the publication of a piece in Us Weekly in July 2013, rumors began to circulate that Mark Wahlberg and McCarthy were dating. In April 2014 the pair made the announcement of their engagement on “The View,” and then in August 2014 they were married.
Both Wahlberg and McCarthy already had children of their own when they got married, and now the resulting blended family is something all of them really appreciate. Wahlberg referred to McCarthy as a fantastic mother and stepmother to their children.
Wahlberg stepped up to become the father of McCarthy’s kid and treated him as if he was his own.
Wahlberg developed a relationship with McCarthy’s kid that he wasn’t able to have with his own children.
This connection was very important to Wahlberg. The same can be said for McCarthy, who developed a strong friendship with Wahlberg’s kid.
McCarthy acknowledged that Evan’s and her life have evolved as a result of Wahlberg’s presence in their universe.
“Before I met Donnie, it was a really challenging situation, being a single parent is really challenging, and being a single mom with a child who has special needs adds a whole new layer of hardship to the mix.”
When McCarthy was telling the story of how they got engaged on “The View,” she was fighting back tears as she explained that Wahlberg included Evan in his proposal, and that when she accepted, her son screamed, “I have another dad!”
In the end, Wahlberg demonstrated that his feelings for Evan are more than simply words.
In point of fact, he has already covered Evan’s college tuition, which McCarthy said was Wahlberg’s present to her for the holiday season.