Although sometimes he is overshadowed by Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg is a man of many talents himself. As the eighth of 12 children, Donnie is a singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, record, and film producer.
You may recognize him as a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Or perhaps you saw him on the big screen during his roles in films like the Saw movies, Zookeeper, Dreamcatcher, The Sixth Sense, Righteous Kill, Ransom, and Band of Brothers. Wahlberg also produced and starred in Wahlburgers on A&E TV.
Talk about quite the resume.
But on Saturday afternoon, Donnie Wahlberg was letting the world know just how much his father meant to him. He penned a beautiful message as a tribute to his late father, Donald Wahlberg.
“Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad! Smiled so much watching this video,” Donnie Wahlberg wrote alongside the touching post. “I know I tend to write long posts but this video says it all. Such a perfect way to acknowledge the man he was, his no-quit attitude, and how it inspired me. Thank you @jaelynn.x for putting this together and posting it. So kind. ps — I blushed in the video and I’m blushing now.”
Mark, Paul, and Donnie Wahlberg Mourn the Loss of Their Mother, Alma
It has been a tough go for it over the last several years for Donnie Wahlberg and the rest of his family, In addition to writing a message in honor of his late dad’s birthday, it wasn’t that long ago that Donnie and his family were mourning the loss of their mother, Alma.
The eighth-born Walhberg confirmed his mom’s death in a heartfelt Instagram post.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by, and set on my life’s path by such an amazing woman,” Donnie Wahlberg wrote. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love, and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am.”
“It’s time to rest peacefully, mom,” he added. “I love you, miss you, thank you, and will celebrate you today and always. Forever — your Baby Donnie.”
As for the Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, he took to Twitter to post a lovely photo of his mother smiling. He captioned the image, “My angel. Rest in peace.”