There are two types of people in this world- those who believe in love at first sight and those who don’t. The doubters out there need only look at the relationship between”Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg and his wife, Jenny McCarthy. The now-couple was formally introduced on McCarthy’s VH1 talk show back in 2013. And their chemistry was undeniable.
It wasn’t exactly the first time they had met, however. In the years prior, the “Blue Bloods” star and Jenny McCarthy had briefly crossed each other’s paths.
First, they exchanged hello’s when Donnie performed with New Kids on the Block during a New Year’s Eve event that McCarthy was hosting. Next, they shared some face time when they both appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” The only problem was McCarthy thought Wahlberg was married. And flirting in that context is an absolute no-go for her.
But a few years later, McCarthy had the “Blue Bloods” star on her VH1 talk show, “The Jenny McCarthy Show.” As most talk show hosts tend to do, she conducted a little research about her upcoming guest. In doing so, she discovered that he was a single man.
“I went, ‘Oh, he’s single.’ And then I opened up my eyes. And I said, ‘Wow, he is just lighting my fire right now,” Jenny told Wendy Williams on a 2015 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show.”
So it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But it was love at first real conversation. And just a year after Donnie’s 2013 appearance on Jenny’s show, the couple was married. They’ve been a major Hollywood power couple ever since.
The ‘Blue Bloods’ Star and McCarthy Each Have Kids From Previous Marriages
When “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy got married, they talked about having children together. In the end, they decided they were happy with the way things were. And instead, they decided to focus on raising the kids they already had together.
Donnie Wahlberg was first married in 1999 to Kimberly Fey. The couple had two children together, Xavier Alexander Wahlberg and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg. Donnie and Kimberly were divorced in 2008.
Jenny McCarthy and actor John Asher were married in 1998. They had a son named Evan together in 2002, and in 2005, McCarthy and her husband divorced.
By now, the couple’s kids are all young adults. So the job of raising them is complete for the most part, but Donnie and Jenny McCarthy are still very much in love. In fact, the couple renews their vows every as an anniversary tradition.
When the couple isn’t working, they’re likely spending time together at their home in Chicago. And to think it all started with a flirtatious interview on a talk show in 2013.