‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg Wishes His Father-in-Law Happy Birthday With Sweet Nickname

by Samantha Whidden

On Sunday (August 1st) Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg took to his Twitter account to wish his father-in-law happy birthday with a super sweet nickname.

“Happy Birthday to my Father-In-Law — @ChicagoMacky! Love you Macaroni!” The Blue Bloods castmate states. The tweet also includes an adorable picture of Wahlberg with his father-in-law in a golf cart. 

Wahlberg and his wife Jenny McCarthy met in 2013 after meeting on Watch What Happens Live. The couple was married in August 2014. Wahlberg has two sons from his marriage with Kimberly Fey, while McCarthy has a son from her marriage with John Asher. 

Wahlberg is currently filming the 12th season of his hit series Blue Bloods. The Boston-born actor stars alongside Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, and Len Cariou. The new season is set to premiere on October 1st.

Wahlberg Talks Blue Bloods Story in the Amid Police Brutality Protests

Following the infamous riots over the death of George Floyd last summer, Wahlberg spoke to TVInsider about how Blue Bloods evolves in the midst of the police brutality protests. “One of the good things about [the show] is that when topical stuff comes up, the family always has different points of view,” Wahlberg explains. He also states that the family always looks at everything that’s going on in America and addresses it.

“I think we can certainly be more mindful and do a better job of how we do this. We’ve always tried to engage in tough conversations with multiple opinions,” Wahlberg continues. He then says that other actors who have been part of the show have also engaged in these conversations. This includes The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who played an outspoken city council speaker on Blue Bloods

“[Whoopi] has done some amazing episodes where her character is fighting for social justice and it creates great opportunities for us to engage in these topics,” Wahlberg further comments. He then says that the Blue Bloods cast is aware that everybody in this country has to take a closer look at themselves. “It’s a good opportunity for us to really engage in a lot of what’s going, but also maybe help the discussion and be a part of the discussion.”

Wahlberg further comments that there are a lot of episodes that address what’s going on in society right now. “At times, we’ve done a great of it. At other times, an OK, but not our best,” Donnie shares. He admits that Blue Bloods has done episodes on the question of systemic change as well. He also believes that the cast will continue to deal with these issues and do it in a way that’s appropriate for the current times.

“Our show may be fiction, but it’s fiction that’s close to reality. Blue Bloods is a script version of real-life events,” he adds.