Many famous people center their whole life on their jobs, which may often come at the expense of their relationships with their families. Despite this, Jenny McCarthy made sure to give her kid with special needs the undivided attention he required from her.
John Asher, with whom McCartney was previously married, is the father of McCartney’s sole child, a boy. On the other hand, before she had a family of her own, she was a party girl who often appeared on the covers of playboy magazines. It was not a persona that she could maintain for an endless amount of time.
Even though she had a good time throughout that period of her life, in 2004 her whole life was turned upside down. After enduring a string of seizures that came dangerously close to taking his life, the doctor diagnosed her son Evan with autism. McCarthy revealed that seeing her son go through pain had a profound effect on her.
After that, McCarthy started devoting an increasing amount of her time to taking care of Evan, and Asher started to get the impression that his wife was ignoring him. McCarthy admitted the following:
“The only fantasy I wanted to entertain was the thought of Evan one day being able to tell me, ‘I love you, Mommy.'”
As a direct consequence of this, McCarthy and Asher’s marriage started to fail, and it did not take very long until the two of them divorced. McCarthy said that Evan was completely oblivious to what was going on at the time, and that this was the one and only occasion on which she was thankful about Evan’s diagnosis.
She said that when Asher moved out of the home, he informed Evan that he would be moving into a different residence. Evan, who was three years old at the time, seemed oblivious to whatever was taking place as he stared off into the distance.
After Asher’s departure, McCarthy and Evan were left to fend for themselves, and the celebrity had to figure out how to pay for her son’s medical care on their own. She submitted an application for government financing, but there was a one-year wait on the list.
McCarthy came to the conclusion that her only option was to get a second mortgage on her property. She said that everyone she had spoken to had either done that or borrowed money from another source at some point in their lives. In jest, she said:
“Just so you know, if I ever come out with my own stupid perfume brand, the reason for it is this.”
McCarthy took care of her son Evan on her own for the next couple of years of his life, ensuring that he received the necessary amount of love, care, and attention at all times. McCarthy did, in fact, find her “hero in shining armor” in the end.
Jennifer McCarthy did not remain a single mother for an extended period of time.
Even though there was a time following Asher’s departure when McCarthy was raising their children on her alone, she is not now raising her children alone. The fact that she was a single parent made it challenging for her to raise her kid with special needs and provide for all of his requirements.
McCarthy said that one of the most difficult decisions she had to make was about whether or not she should inform her son that he was the target of ridicule. She said that other children made fun of him, and when those children laughed, he laughed along with them since he could not comprehend what was going on.
McCarthy said that the incidence of ridicule occurred when Evan was attending summer camp, where several youngsters persuaded him to stuff bugs down his trousers. She said that this was when the event occurred. Evan was ecstatic because he knew the other children would laugh at him when he did it.
McCarthy was aware that the fact that her son was not aware that he was the subject of ridicule was, on the one hand, a blessing, but that, on the other hand, she might have to tell him so that other children do not take advantage of him. She knew this because she was aware that she might have to tell him in order to prevent other children from taking advantage of him.
During the same year that this event took place, Donnie Wahlberg and McCarthy had their wedding planned. When Mark Wahlberg wanted to propose to his mother, he enlisted the assistance of his son Evan, who was 11 years old at the time. McCarthy revealed that she had come to the conclusion that he was “the one.”
In 2014, the pair shared the news that they had been engaged, and in 2015, they disclosed that they would be getting married in August. McCarthy divulged the information that Evan would be the one to take her down the aisle on the day of the wedding.
Now that they are married, McCarthy and Wahlberg are co-parenting their children as part of a blended family. Wahlberg said that McCarthy was a wonderful wife, but that her role as a mother to Evan and stepmother to Wahlberg’s children Xavier and Elijah was even more important to him.
Kim Fey and Mark Wahlberg were there to greet Xavier and Elijah when they arrived. All of the children now get along well with one another, and they like seeing McCarthy and Wahlberg establish their own traditions, which they want to continue with their own families in the future.
McCarthy expressed her appreciation for the fact that Wahlberg loved her without conditions and also showed the same level of love and acceptance to Evan. She expressed her gratitude for the fact that Wahlberg had completely taken her and her son’s breath away.
The Wahlbergs and the McCarthys have successfully combined their families, which is no easy feat for any pair of people to accomplish. They have even discussed what it is like to interact with the children of the other person in the relationship.
When asked about developing relationships with the children of each other’s partners, Wahlberg said that it was a wonderful experience, saying:
We are able to connect with [each other’s] children in a manner that we have not been able to connect with our own children.
Despite the fact that Wahlberg’s children now live with his ex-wife, the pair has established solid bonds across the family, and they all look forward to spending time together. They have been successful in establishing a stable family unit.
Wahlberg said that the manner in which he linked with Evan was distinct from the manner in which he connected with his children. This was due to the fact that Evan was somewhat more loving than his boys. He believed that his boys have a higher level of intelligence.
After that, he divulged the information that it was beneficial for the family as a whole since he was able to share tender moments with Evan. McCarthy was able to sit down and have cerebral talks with his boys, which was something she was unable to do with Evan.
MCCARTHY AND WAHLBERG DON’T WANT ANY MORE KIDS
The couple has chosen that they won’t be having any children of their own and they have been honest about the reasons for their decision. This is despite the fact that they have developed a unique bond with the children of each other’s partner.
The couple has said that they have reached an age when they no longer want to have any more children because they believe they should be devoting all of their attention and resources to the three children they currently have.
McCarthy said that she and Wahlberg are delighted with their new status as a family of five since they take pleasure in one another’s company and are eager to enter their “golden years” without the responsibility of looking after any additional children.