Jenny McCarthy is dating Donnie Wahlberg. Jenny McCarthy rose to fame as a “Playboy” model and the host of MTV’s dating show “Singled Out.” Donnie Wahlberg was (and still is) a member of New Kids on the Block. So, how did two of the biggest starts of the ‘90s find love?
It all started with some risqué flirting when Donnie Wahlberg appeared on Jenny McCarthy’s eponymous talk show in March. The interview took an innuendo-filled turn and sparks flew between the two as they sucked on red lollipops. Jenny McCarthy, known for her ostentatious and bawdy behavior, asked Wahlberg whether or not he talked dirty in bed. The boy-bander admitted he did.
Jenny McCarthy then said, “You do—but some guys do it wrong.” Wahlberg then made all viewers uncomfortable by assuring Jenny McCarthy that he most certainly did not do it wrong.
Of the interview, Jenny McCarthy told the press, “Let’s just say we visually give 50 Shades of Grey a run for its money," she writes. "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.”
Apparently the duo took their flirtation to the next level and have been seeing each other ever since. Jenny McCarthy’s last high-profile romance was with Jim Carrey, whom she dated for five years before ending things in 2010. Donnie Wahlberg was married to ex-wife Kim Fey, until 2008. Both Jenny McCarthy and Wahlberg have children from previous relationships.
Here’s hoping that the relationship lasts, but that they keep the sordid details of their affair under wraps.