‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg Toasts His ‘Brothers Forever’ in New Selfie

by Keeli Parkey

“Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg is celebrating two very dear friends. Actually, they are more than friends to him – they are like family.

Wahlberg shared his feelings about these men via Instagram this weekend. He posted a photo of him sharing a drink with them. One of them is Joe Stick, who is a DJ. The other is Tuffy Questell. He is an actor and casting director. The three are all smiles and obviously having a good time together.

Along with the photo, the “Blue Bloods” star shared: “Beantown and the BX! My brothers from The Bronx! My brothers forever — @tuffybxnyc & @djjoestick#Family

Tuffy Questell saw the “Blue Bloods” star’s Instagram post. Unsurprisingly, he had nice things to say about Donnie Wahlberg.

“Man listen!!! In the presence of royalty & loyalty! 3 brothers & bandaleros! Do your research!!! Ha! Love is love! Thank you for a joining of the minds & some tings!!!” Questell posted in response to Wahlberg’s photo.

Donnie Wahlberg Isn’t the Only Boston Native in the Cast of ‘Blue Bloods’

Donnie Wahlberg may play New York City native Danny Reagan in “Blue Bloods,” however, the popular actor is actually a native of Boston in real life. And, he is not the only cast member of the hit CBS cop drama that comes from Beantown. Another is actress Bridget Moynahan. She plays Erin Reagan in the series.

She once talked about what it was like for the two Boston natives to play characters who were born and raised in the Big Apple. The two cities have a long-held rivalry, after all. So, Moynahan and Wahlberg do feel a responsibility to be loyal to their hometown. And, the actress did have some nice words to say about New York City – even though she knew she shouldn’t.

“Yeah, I think Boston and New York have some similarities, especially in the types of people that come from those cities and their pride and strength,” she told Boston Magazine in 2010.

Interestingly, Moynahan also shared details about how Wahlberg’s loyalty to Boston impacts what his “Blue Bloods” character wears – or does not wear – in episodes of the series.

“Donnie’s very adamant about not wearing New York baseball caps on the show,” Moynahan also said. “He’s a true Boston sports fan. He’ll throw down.”

It won’t be long before Boston natives Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan are back at work in New York. Filming of the show’s 12th season is set to begin during the third week of July.

This news came to recently came to light when Siobhan Byrne O’Connor, the show’s executive producer, revealed the title of the first episode of the upcoming season. That title is “Hate Is Hate.”

“Blue Bloods” will return to CBS this fall. It will again air on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET.