Fans rejoiced when Donnie Wahlberg and his first wife, Kim Fey, were married on August 22, 1999. They hoped for a happily ever after for the couple, but alas, it was not to be. Wahlberg was a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His first wife was a sound engineer, and they met by chance while working on one of the band’s albums. Fey was 22 at the time. The pair struck up a conversation and eventually began dating. They dated for eight years before getting married.
They had two children following their marriage. Xavier Alexander Wahlberg was born in March 1993, and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg was born in August 2001. However, as their relationship progressed, tensions developed.
Donnie Wahlberg with Jenny McCarthy
Donnie Wahlberg’s Divorced His First Wife
It became unbearable to the point where the couple filed for divorce in 2008, which was finalized in 2010. Their divorce filings state that the reason for their separation was irreconcilable differences. However, fans speculated that the boy band member’s divorce was actually precipitated by his relationship with Canadian model Michelle Tomlinson. Apart from seeking attorney’s fees from Wahlberg, it was reported that his first wife also sought sole physical and legal custody of their two sons, with visitation rights for Wahlberg. However, there is no further information on how their divorce was resolved. However, the couple settled out of court at a Ventura County courthouse.
According to a representative for Wahlberg, the couple remained friends. Fey remained out of the spotlight and lived a private life away from the prying eyes of the media after the duo parted ways. She is reportedly single. Wahlberg, on the other hand, moved on and married comedian Jenny McCarthy in 2014.
Jenny McCarthy And Donnie Wahlberg
Wahlberg and McCarthy first met on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live in 2012. Andy Cohen, the singer’s host, encouraged him to approach the comedienne, but he didn’t make a move until a year later when they reconnected on her show. They eventually began dating, and Us Weekly reported in August 2014 that the couple had married in St. Charles, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. It was a small gathering of only 90 guests. “I won the lottery,” Wahlberg explained to the publication. The couple does not have children together, but McCarthy was rumored to be pregnant in 2017. Wahlberg, however, refuted these rumors. He stated that they desired children but already had three sons. McCarthy and her ex-husband, John Mallory Asher, welcomed their only child, Evan, in 2002.
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In April 2021, the Scream 3 actress revealed to Drew Barry on The Drew Barrymore Show that they went to therapy. The actress admitted that therapy helped in the growth of their relationship.
Donnie Wahlberg Wiki
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. is a singer, actor, and producer from the United States. ‘Donnie,’ his nickname, is well-known. Despite coming from a humble background, he has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. He is one of the original members of the band ‘New Kids on the Block.’ This band produced numerous hit singles, including ‘Please Don’t Go Girl’ and ‘The Right Stuff.’ In the late 1980s and early 1990s, this was the hottest singing/dancing group. They have sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In addition to music, he has given memorable performances in films such as ‘The Sixth Sense.’
He has also appeared in a number of TV shows that have been well-received by audiences. He has also created a number of reality television shows. Despite the fact that his brother Mark is a bigger film star, Donnie has managed to step out of Mark’s shadow and establish his own authority in the music and film industries.