Mark Wahlberg Wishes ‘Big Bro’ Donnie Wahlberg a Happy Birthday in Classic Throwback Pic

by Thad Mitchell

It’s “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg’s birthday today (Tuesday) and there is no shortage of people using social media to wish him a special day.

That includes Donnie Wahlberg’s younger brother, Hollywood leading man Mark Wahlberg. The younger of the two brothers took to Instagram to wish his big brother a very happy birthday. He also includes a throwback photo of the two that is a must-see for every Wahlberg fan. Donnie Wahlberg is turning 52 years of age today, Mark Wahlberg turned 50-years-old earlier this year. The brothers remain close and, along with their other brother, Paul, co-own a casual chain restaurant and bar called “Wahlburgers.”

“Happy birthday big bro,” Mark writes in the social media post.

The photo shows the two brothers in — well, just take a look for yourself. The photo certainly drew a lot of chuckles from fans of the entertainment icons.

Donnie Wahlberg Thanks Fans For Birthday Wishes

Mark was far from the only person to wish Donnie Wahlberg a happy birthday using social media. His wife, Jenny McCarthy was among many public figures to do the same. McCarthy’s most recent project, “The Masked Singer” gave her quite a surprise when her husband turned out to be behind one of the show’s masks. Remember, before he got into acting, Donnie Wahlberg rose to superstardom with New Kids on the Block and is a natural performer. His appearance on the latest season of “The Masked Singer” was one of the season’s top moments. McCarthy was stunned to see her husband in a chicken costume, giving away clues about the show’s contestants.

Donnie Wahlberg began starring in “Blue Bloods” in 2010 and has won much acclaim for his role on the show. He’s also starred in several films over the years, including the “Saw” franchise, “The Zookeeper” and “Righteous Kill.”

He too took to social media on Tuesday to thank everyone for the birthday wishes he received.

“52 trips around the sun, with no rocket ship, and the ride gets sweeter,” Donnie Wahlberg says in the post. “If I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s to start each day by saying Thank you. Not a single moment is promised to me, but each one is appreciated. Today is no different and I am thankful. Thankful to each and every person who has been part of my journey, and to each and every person who has blessed me with the opportunity to be part of your journeys.”

His Tuesday post was well-received as several fans used the comments to send their own happy birthday message.