Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg Vegas Bound

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Donnie Wahlberg might be a newlywed, and very wrapped up in his marriage to Jenny McCarthy, but that doesn't mean he's not still a businessman at heart. He and brother Mark Wahlberg--along with their brother, executive chef at Wahlburgers, Paul Wahlberg--are headed to Las Vegas to open three new Wahlburgers restaurants. The first of the three is scheduled to open in early 2015 at an as-yet undisclosed location in the city. The other two restaurants will reportedly open within the next five years.

"My brothers and I have been committed to doing things right with high standards of quality from the beginning. We are glad to have found partners who will uphold our values and create something really special for Las Vegas residents and people from all over the world who visit this incredible destination," Paul Wahlberg said in a press release.

Donnie Wahlberg--who stars in Blue Bloods alongside Tom Selleck--spoke with Boston.com recently. He indicated that he's experienced lots of changes--but lots of success, too--in the past year or so.

“In one short year,” he said, “I’m married, ‘Wahlburgers’ is now on TV and a hit show, we’re opening restaurants everywhere and I’ve probably went from the busiest guy on earth to the happiest guy on earth.”

Ummm--Blue Bloods? He forgot to mention he stars in Blue Bloods. Maybe romance has gone to his head? At least he tweets about the show.

Donnie Wahlberg married Jenny McCarthy on August 31st. McCarthy says he's a bona fide romantic.

"Two to three times a week, Donnie sends me a bouquet of flowers and it literally says, 'Just because I love you.' I am like, 'I can't believe you! Please don't ever stop that, please please,'" Jenny McCarthy says.

Will opening three restaurants in Vegas curb Donnie Wahlberg's romantic enthusiasm? Or will Paul Wahlberg handle the majority of the Wahlburgers operations?

Those Wahlberg brothers are busy guys. Do you predict even more success for Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, and their brother Paul? Or will Wahlburgers hit a wall when they expand to Las Vegas?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.