Jenny McCarthy is Now Married to Donnie WahlbergBy: Sean Patterson - September 2, 2014
Famed actress and Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy is once again married. The 41-year-old star married singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg on Sunday in St. Charles, Illinois.
McCarthy had announced the couple’s engagement back in April on ABC’s The View. This is the second marriage for both McCarthy and Wahlberg.
According to a People report, the wedding was attended by famous friends of the couple including Joey McIntyre and Sherri Shepherd.
One conspicuous absence, however, was Wahlberg’s famous brother. Mark Wahlberg was reportedly tied up with his daughter Ella’a birthday and unable to attend the ceremony. The Transformers: Age of Extinction star did send his public regards to the couple, posting a video with his family on Facebook and sending out a congratulatory tweet.
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) August 30, 2014
McCarthy rose to fame in the mid-90s as the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year. She went on to begin her acting career as the co-host of the MTV show Singled Out and has subsequently starred in movies including Scream 3, John Tucker Must Die, and Witless Protection.
More recently McCarthy has been in the spotlight for replacing Joy Behar as a co-host on The View, though she recently moved on from the show. Both McCarthy and Shepherd announced earlier this summer that they would be leaving The View.
In addition to her acting and modeling, McCarthy has gained infamy in recent years for her stance on vaccinations. The star revealed in 2007 that her son, Evan, had been diagnosed with autism. McCarthy went on to become an activist for autism research and treatment, advocating the view that vaccines can cause autism. Though her views were vocally debunked by the medical community, McCarthy became the unofficial face of the anti-vaccine movement in the U.S.
Donnie Wahlberg is best-known as a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. He has gone on to star in movies and TV shows including Band of Brothers, Dreamcatcher, and The Sixth Sense.