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 that he co-founded, New Kids on the Block, which occurred 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. Wahlberg has more than just a pretty face; he also possesses a kind and kind spirit.
In August 1999, Wahlberg married Kimberly Fey. They are the parents of two boys, Xavier, who was born in 1993, and Elijah, who came into the world in 2001. Despite this, they came to the conclusion that they no longer wanted to be married and filed for divorce in 2008, which was almost ten years after they had tied the wedding.
Jenny McCarthy, an actress and TV personality, and Mark Wahlberg first crossed paths in 2012, but they didn’t get back in touch until the following year. In March of 2013, Mark Wahlberg appeared on Jenny McCarthy’s talk program, which was titled “The Jenny McCarthy Show.” After that, in July of 2013, rumors began to circulate that Wahlberg and McCarthy were dating, which were prompted by a piece in Us Weekly.
Let’s fast forward to April 2014, when the pair made their engagement public on “The View.” They wed four months later, in August 2014, after having publicized their engagement.
Both Wahlberg and McCarthy already had children of their own when they got married, and now the resulting blended family is something that the couple really enjoys.
During an interview that took place in November 2019 with Us Weekly, Wahlberg referred to McCarthy as a fantastic mother and stepmother to their children.
“She is the finest stepmom and mother,” stated Wahlberg, in addition to being the best wife that he could have ever imagined having. “She is the best wife that I could have ever imagined having.”
In the hospital shortly after his birth, Evan Joseph McCarthy, whom McCarthy had with her former partner John Asher, was given a diagnosis of autism. Wahlberg stepped up to become the father of McCarthy’s kid and treated him as if he was his own despite the fact that McCarthy’s child was the product of an affair with another man.
Evan is a fascinating person, according to his father, and Mark Wahlberg is a very proud father to his son.
My kid is quite intelligent but tends to keep to himself due to his reclusive personality, which is one of the unique aspects about us as parents. Therefore, he is not the “Hey, dad.” figure. Let’s go outside and have some fun together,’ or ‘I love you, dad.’ He is not like that at all. However, he is able to hold his own in a discussion,” was what he stated of him.
The actor most known for his role on “Blue Bloods” developed a friendship with McCarthy’s kid, something he was unable to do with his own children. The same can be said for McCarthy, who developed a strong friendship with Wahlberg’s kid.
Therefore, we are now a part of one other’s life, and our children have a connection with the children of the other parent in a manner that they do not have with their own children. “Therefore, with Evan, Jenny’s kid, I have all these fantastic possibilities to connect with him that I don’t get with my son, and Jenny can now sit down with my son and speak about,” he commented. “I don’t get any of those opportunities with my son.”
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… McCarthy told Page Six that 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 tale 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 taken care of Evan’s college tuition, which McCarthy said was Wahlberg’s present to her for the holiday season.
“Early on, Donnie surprised me with one of the nicest presents ever, which was essentially that he was paying for Evan’s college tuition,” McCarthy recalled. “I don’t even know how to express it, but basically that he was taking care of Evan’s college tuition.”
Even going so far as to post a congratulatory message on Instagram for Wahlberg’s stepson on the occasion of his 20th birthday.
“To my wonderful stepson @evanjasher, I wish you a very happy birthday on your 20th! In a message on Instagram, he wished Evan the “happiest day ever” and added, “Hope you have the happiest day ever.”
However, McCarthy is not the only one to have had good fortune. Even Wahlberg said how thankful he was to have discovered someone like McCarthy, saying that he could not be more appreciative.
“She’s a fantastic partner, and to simplify it, having someone to develop traditions with my children and it being Jenny is probably the thing I’m most thankful for,” Wahlberg said of his wife Jenny. “She’s a terrific partner.”
McCarthy has said that she and her partner do not want to have another kid at this time, despite the fact that they had discussed the possibility of expanding their family at one point. She described their plans in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying that they want to devote as much time and effort as possible to their children from prior marriages while still making the most of their time together.
McCarthy said, “I’m at that age when it’s like really tick tock.” “I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I really, really sort of still.” “And both of us agreed that we take such pleasure in the other’s presence, despite the fact that we had shared three children from our past partnerships. Therefore, we want to be able to offer them all of our energy while still being able to enjoy our senior years,” she said.
During the same interview, Wahlberg reaffirmed that he and his wife would not be having any more children but instead would devote their time to the care of their dogs.
“We’re trying to figure out what to call our new dog,” stated Wahlberg. “Because it’s sort of like our baby, we ultimately decided to call it DJ, which is an acronym that stands for Denny and Johnny. He went on to say that “we won’t be having any more kids.”
It would seem that Evan’s stepfather, Wahlberg, has had an even greater impact on the young man’s development as seen by the fact that Evan is now following in his stepfather’s footsteps. Evan made the announcement on social media on the 17th of January, 2023, that he will be releasing a song titled “It Doesn’t Matter” on the 3rd of February, 2023.
“I have been meaning to make a very important news to you, and here it is! Check out the cover art for my first song, “IT DOESN’T MATTER,” which will be available on all platforms on February 3rd. The caption on his Instagram image read “#singerslife #lovesong #recordingartist #family #anythingispossible.”
In the comments, Mark Wahlberg and Melissa McCarthy expressed how happy they were, and Mark Wahlberg’s mother exclaimed, “You are so great. I am really pleased with you. In the meanwhile, Wahlberg said on Instagram, “So thrilled!”
It is very evident that Wahlberg will always be on Evan’s side, and McCarthy is well aware of this fact. She shared with Us Weekly that she would be forever thankful to Wahlberg for his “unconditional” support of them.
“There are no words that can even come close to expressing the depth of significance that I experience. “His unrequited love is the thing for which I am most grateful,” she remarked. “And not only for myself, but also for my kid,” she said. Because I believe it to be one of our primary worries, any single mother who is familiar with our narrative will be able to comprehend that. Who will love both me and my kid or children as much as they love themselves? Is there anybody out there, particularly given the fact that my kid has special needs and that this Romeo swept me off my feet and that our united families adore each other? If so, please let me know. I suppose that the true source of my gratitude is the unending love and support provided by my family.