TV personality Jenny McCarthy shared some exciting news on The View yesterday. The host is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, best known as a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. McCarthy, 41, and Wahlberg, 44, have been dating since July 2013.
Sharing the news with her co-hosts, McCarthy jumped up and down and exclaimed, “I just got engaged.” The controversial host showed off her stunning engagement ring, which features a yellow sapphire center stone surrounded by diamonds. She also revealed that the singer and actor proposed to McCarthy with the help of her 11-year-old son, Evan.
McCarthy shared a photo of the happy couple on her Instagram account after announcing their news. The photo was captioned with, “Thank you for all of the sweet wishes. @donniewahlberg and I are grateful and blessed.”
McCarthy was previously married to her son’s father, Jay Mallory Asher from 1999 until 2005. She was also linked to actor and comedian Jim Carey from 2005 until 2010. This will also be a second marriage for Wahlberg, who was formerly married to Kim Fey from 1999 until 2008. They have two children together.