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She’s got the right stuff: Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg get married

Jenny McCarthy is now the new girl on the block: The TV personality has married boy bander Donnie Wahlberg, her rep confirmed to The Times.

The former “View” panelist and the ex-New Kids on the Block member wed Sunday at Hotel Baker in Illinois, according to reports.

The St. Charles location was just outside of McCarthy’s hometown of Chicago, E! News and Us Weekly said.

McCarthy, 41, can be seen in her strapless wedding gown and veil greeting the “Blue Bloods” actor in photos obtained by ABC News. The blond bombshell went for a retro-glam effect, wearing her hair in soft waves and puckering up with dark red lips that matched her bouquet of dark red roses.


Wahlberg, 45, took to Twitter to thank all the NKOTB fans — the “BHs,” short for Blockheads — for all their love and support.

“To my darling BH’s... Every tweet. Every thought. Every wish. Every kind word. Every kind gesture. Means so much. Thank you! #loveeternal,” Wahlberg tweeted Saturday.

Among the invitees were McCarthy’s “The View” compatriot Sherri Shepherd and Wahlberg’s bandmates: Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight.

Donnie’s brother, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” star Mark Wahlberg, 43, didn’t make it out to the festivities but tweeted and posted a congratulatory video on Facebook instead.


“I love you, Donnie, we’re very happy for you,” Mark Wahlberg said in the video, flanked by his wife, Rhea, and their four kids. “Sorry we couldn’t be there, we’ll see you soon.”

“Congratulations @DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today,” the younger brother added on Twitter. The “2 Guns” actor had a prior commitment to his daughter’s birthday party in L.A., E! News said, though TMZ speculated that he and the bride don’t get along.

“Thank you @mark_wahlberg,” the groom replied. “Thanks to you & @rheadur for the adorable video for me & Jenny! Please wish a Happy B-Day to my god daughter Ella!”

The “Singled Out” hostess and the actor-writer met on the set of her old VH1 talk show, “The Jenny McCarthy Show,” and started dating soon after a joint appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” according to E! News. They took their relationship public in July 2013 and confirmed reports when they appeared together at a “Dancing With the Stars” charity event in August.

Wahlberg proposed to his “Cover Girl” back in April with a 10-carat yellow sapphire engagement ring and surprised the former Playboy bunny on national television when she was recounting the proposal on “The View.”

It’s the second marriage for both the 1990s icons. McCarthy was married to director John Mallory Asher from 1999 to 2005. The pair have a son together, Evan Asher, 12, who helped Wahlberg with his proposal to his new Mrs.

McCarthy, who is cousins with “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was also long linked to funnyman Jim Carrey in the late 2000s until they broke up in April 2010.

Wahlberg was married to recording engineer Kim Fey from 1999 to 2008 and had two children with her: Xavier Alexander, 21, and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg, 13.


Following her ouster from “The View,” the “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” SiriusXM host told Howard Stern that their “children are very much a part of this wedding.”

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