When it came to love Jenny McCarthy didn’t know what plans cupid had for her.
She told E! New “Especially being a single mom, in the past it was one of my biggest fears,” not finding the perfect person, “and I didn’t know if it was going to be out there for me,” And for Donnie Wahlberg, being a divorced father of two boys, he wasn’t searching for anything special. At least not until McCarthy found her way into his life in 2013. We could say he walked into her life when he decided to show up as a guest on her VH1 talk show that year.
This two lovebirds still can’t get enough of each other as they celebrate 5years together and four years of marriage. “Donnie said to me said, he’s like, ‘You know, we’ve been together five years’—I’m like, ‘What?’ This morning he said it to me,” McCarthy told E! News. “And [he says], ‘It still feels so brand new, doesn’t it?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it really does.'”
“Let s just say we visually give Fifty Shades of Grey a run for its money,” Jenny McCarthy promised viewers in a blog post she wrote teasing that episode in March 2013. “It gets steamy. I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old. By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED.”
The pair had met sometime in 2012 and had chemistry, but even after their paths crossed again in 2013, it took Donnie two weeks to ask Jenny out, and she was seriously counting.
“I went a year without dating anybody,” McCarthy said. “So I don’t know if I was really randy or really ready, but he was there, and I gave him my phone number…I’ve never given a guy my number, but I was interested.”
Jenny McCarthy was married to John Asher, the father of her 16-year-old son, named Evan, for almost about years before they got divorced in 2005. After that, the TV star went on to have a long relationship with The Grinch actor Jim Carrey, and then she dated fitness model Jason Toohey And footballer Brian Urlacher both for a few months.
After she broke up with Jim, she recalled “It took a while, I felt like, ‘Oh, I’m so alone I have to be with somebody. But I got to a place where I was like, ‘I’m happy with myself. I don’t need to have a lover to have love in my life.'”
Whalberg got married at an early age to Kim Fey, the mother of both of his sons, 25years old Xavier and 17years old Elijah. The couple mutually filed for divorce in the year 2008, and their case was finalised a year after.
Upon achieving great success in his acting career in 2010, the actor focused on seeing his Sons when he could and working as hard as he could.
“I watched Oprah Winfrey the other day, and she had a panel who were very successful,” the singer-actor said in an interview in 2007. “They were talking about the secret, the laws of attraction, how you think something and you put it out there, and it comes your way. I can honestly say that in my life I’ve experienced that many times without really knowing it.”
However, McCarthy was ready to find someone regardless of how he was packaged as long as he was right for her. And when Donnie showed up, that was all the magic she needed. Although, the pair had to “took it slow” at first. ” It took two weeks for him to call me back, and I thought for sure he was playing for a different team, if you know what I’m saying,” McCarthy joked on PLJ-FM. “That’s, of course, my ego, a girl’s ego: ‘He must be married, he’s gay, what’s wrong?'”
Eventually, Jenny shared, “we both trusted the process of dating, and we didn’t let stories take over,” adding that “I think a lot of times we get caught up in the fantasy of who we think somebody is, and instead we trusted getting to know who each other are for real. So we paid attention to each other, we didn’t make up things, we didn’t Google each other. We just kind of trusted the spirit and still enjoyed the abs at the same time.”
Donnie proposed in 2014 to the love of his life with the help of Jenny’s son Evan. Jenny told the story to the view “This weekend I was sitting with Donnie, and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said ‘Will.’ And he ran away and came back with a card that said ‘You,’ and I knew what was happening and I just started crying. And then he came out with a card that said ‘Marry,’ but it was spelt ‘Mary,’ and the last time Donnie came out with Evan and Evan’s shirt said ‘Me?’ and he was holding the ring. He asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ I, of course, said yes. And at that moment, Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad! I have another dad.’ And it was just—it made all of us cry,” she said, tearing up. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. He’s so wonderful.”
In an interview with E! News in may 2013, McCarthy said “It’s still very new and shocking and exciting, and I feel fortunate. I feel just blessed,” The couple got married in 2014 with Evan walking his mum down the aisle.
“Donnie helped him get dressed, and then he met me and said, ‘You ready?'” McCarthy told people. “He put out his little arm, and we walked down the aisle, and the officiator said, ‘Who’s giving away this girl?’ And he raised his arm, ‘I am.'”
McCarthy recalled how her son made a speech at the reception that brought tears to her eyes. “He grabbed the microphone and said, ‘Can I say a few words?'”Jenny said. “He was like, ‘I love my stepdad, I’m so glad for my mom, we’re going to make a great family.’ And it was beautiful.”
Jenny also made a toast to her husband saying “As a little girl, you dream of Prince Charming, and you always get disappointed because no one meets the expectations, but he has surpassed it by far. He has been so kind and open.”
About how their three sons were getting along, Jenny told E! News that they needed to “take baby steps in some areas,” but overall she and her husband could see “how each child is a blessing for each other. Like Evan is so influenced by Elijah,” who’s a year older, “and how much Elijah means to me in my life that I didn’t necessarily get from anyone before.”
In 2015, there were rumours about the duo splitting up, and Donnie had to set the record straight. Donnie said “Jenny, and I just read this as we are laying together, cuddling, while watching TV – ‘Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer)to be specific. Not only is any story of our marital strife complete garbage, but we have never been happier!”
Talking about the possibility of the couple falling out of love eventually, Donnie said, “We’re not kids anymore. We’ve both been divorced. We’ve both been in long relationships after divorce. We’ve both been through a lot, and I think we know things to do and steps to take to keep it fresh and keep it alive.”
The couple claim they never have fights, and if they had done agreements about anything they just stayed in their neutral spots and tried to work things out Donnie shared “I think one time she was flicking [the remote] and Liar, Liar was on, and she went, ‘Ugh,’ and I went, ‘No, I love Liar, Liar, put it back on,'” he laughed. “We’ve been through it.
Everything’s in the past. The great thing about having lived so much, for each of us, we had these parallel journeys, we became successful, like 19, 20 years old. We got married, it was unsuccessful, we had kids, we had other relationships. We got all this crap out of our systems and found our way, and by the time we met each other we were both ready for what we have, which is the relationship we’ve waited for all of our lives.”
We hope that this couple will be gushing over each other in the next five years and their story will be more romantic than it already is.