News

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

ENGAGED:New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg has convinced his girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, to relax her rules on marriage after asking her to be his wife. Photo: Associated Press

New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg has convinced his girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, to relax her rules on marriage after asking her to be his wife.

The actress and TV personality announced the happy news on her daytime talk show “The View” on Wednesday, revealing that the pop star had proposed with a yellow sapphire.

Showing off her new ring, the former model told her guest hosts, “I just got engaged!” and then burst into tears as Wahlberg joined her on the set.

The couple started dating last year after falling in love when he appeared as a guest on her short-lived late-night TV show.

Both stars have been married once before and McCarthy, 41, insisted she would never wed again after breaking up with boyfriend Jim Carrey in 2010, but she admitted she was warming to the idea of life with Wahlberg, 44, in a TV interview at the end of 2013, stating, “I’ve said on every interview that I was like, ‘Never get married again, ever’, and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does (propose), I would for sure say yes.”

Cooing about her new fiancĂ© on The View on Wednesday, McCarthy added, “He understands my work schedule and he has his and I get it. And we’re both single parents and he’s trying to juggle all of that while I am too.”

Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005.

Recent Headlines

in Local

U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

courthouse

Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

in Local

Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

gavel2

18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

in Local

Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

farm

A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

in Local

Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

jail

Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

in Local

Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

IL Tollways

Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.