Jenny McCarthy is dating Donnie Wahlberg: do they make sense as a couple?

Jenny McCarthy, 40, always lets the press know when she’s dating someone new, probably to the detriment of her relationships but its not like anyone cares. The last we heard of her love life she was splitting with her boyfriend of a few months, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. Jenny had just moved to Chicago with her son so this was bad timing for her. It’s been nearly a year since she was coupled up and she’s now happy to announce that she’s been seeing New Kids on The Block member Donnie Walhberg, 43. Walhberg was a guest on Jenny’s budget VH1 talk show and it sounds like she came on to him in her obvious, obnoxious way, and he thought it was hot not gross. So it’s on:

“Yes, they recently started dating and are having a lot of fun,” another pal tells Us. “They had a blast 4th of July hanging out with a bunch of their friends.” A rep for Wahlberg had no comment.

The couple spent the Fourth of July together and were spotted with pal (and fellow NKOTB member) Jonathan Knight and his boyfriend Harley.

Wahlberg, 43, appeared as a guest on McCarthy’s talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, earlier this year in March, and the pair got cheeky discussing a wide range of topics, including what kind of pillow talk the boy bander is into.

“Do you talk dirty when you’re having sex?” the 40-year-old talk show host asked Wahlberg, to which he chuckled and admitted, “I do.”

“You do?” McCarthy said as the pair both sucked on bright red lollipops for the segment. “But you know, some guys do it wrong.”

“Yeah, but I don’t do it wrong,” he said with a laugh.

“Thank you for being on the show,” McCarthy tweeted at Wahlberg shortly afterward. “Looking forward to everyone watching us get to first base on TV.”

[From US Magazine]

The US article goes on to say that Wahlberg has two kids with his ex wife and has been divorced since 2008. I would say McCarthy should keep a lid on it and try to play this one close to her fake chest but it probably doesn’t matter. Walhberg is likely into it and I doubt he minds the publicity. These two make total sense together and I bet they have a surprising amount in common. I’m not even being sarcastic. The lesser McCarthy plus the lesser Wahlberg equals temporary bliss.

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  1. Katie says:

    Nooooo, Donnie! If this was 90s Jenny, that’d be one thing. But Jenny now….no thank you.

    I would love to know what Donnie’s ex-wife looks like. He seems to be into the blonde bimbos with big cha chas (can we use the b word on this site? The alliteration is ruined otherwise). Which basically makes him a douchebag, but what can you do? Men love trashy women.

    • Jane says:

      His ex-wife is quite pretty and slightly exotic looking. Donnie loves women period. I’m just wondering what D Dub’s soldiers think of all this. Will he still be giving out all those “backrubs” at after parties and future cruises if this thing with Jenny gets serious?

  2. lisa2 says:

    I thought she did have another boyfriend after that football player. She is single so nothing wrong with dating. I just think when you have a child you shouldn’t bring a lot of men in and out of their lives. She doesn’t seem to do well without a relationship. I just find her very gross a lot of the time. Like Chelsea Handler. Which is why they are friends I suppose.

  3. L says:

    90′s hookup!

    If you check out his twitter, he is as dumb as a box of rocks (and that’s insulting to rocks) Sounds like a match made in idiot heaven. Wonder when he’s going to start spouting the anti-vac crap?

    (Joey was the best New Kid anyway)

    • Faye says:

      He’s not a tower of intellect, for sure, but given the amount of money he still manages to get from fans, he can’t be too stupid either. I bought one concert ticket and that was expensive enough, but I heard people at the concert paid hundreds of dollars just for a “meet and greet” before. And apparently there’s also a cruise or something where people pay crazy prices?

      • L says:

        That’s just smart business managers.

        (Plus Jonathan, Joey, and Jordan always seemed to be more about those ideas that him. Donny always felt like he was along for the ride for the ladies.)

      • Jane says:

        There are different levels of meet and greets. I’ve been to the lowest: 5 star VIP. It was over $400.00 and shockingly very short, very limited face time with the guys, a picture, goodie bag and “good bye”. You did, however get pretty decent seats.

        The top level is a staggering $1000.00 which allows you into their dressing room and standing right next to the stage at the concert. (Allowing a chance to have Donnie play tonsil hockey with you as seen on You Tube).

        They also have expensive “after parties”. It’s all in the money, honey.

    • Bijlee says:

      The walhberg brothers don’t seem too bright. And they’re both pretty trashy too.

      • Kevin says:

        Pffft! You can like them or dislike them all you want, but Mark is very smart. He’s a huge player in the Hollywood game and has worked his limited skill set masterfully. Don’t know that much about Donnie but if he wants to take his turn on The Jenny ride, why not. Everybody else has.

      • Bijlee says:

        @kevin LOL! A Mary mark stan! Lots of people have worked their limited skill set masterfully. And they are none to bright or talented. So it’s not that atypical for a Hollywood star, especially a bonehead like marky. He’s just the generic Hollywood douche who is given a million plus opportunities.

        Edit: after reading below Donnie sounds like a good guy. Still hate mark wahlberg though. Sorry.

    • jaye says:

      I’ve read his twitter a few times and he seems sweet and encouraging. Not an intellectual by any stretch of the imagination, but very likable. I might be biased though, I had a massive crush on him back in the day.

    • Danskins says:

      Since I’m a huge Blockhead, I would pay serious big bucks to attend a NKOTB cruise…and Donny was always the cutest New Kid

  4. Talie says:

    I agree. These two fit perfectly.

  5. JenD says:

    I really like him on Blue Bloods, so I’m disappointed he’s dating her. She seems so trashy. But from that article, he enjoyed the interview on her show, so I guess he likes it.

  6. Faye says:

    I’ll always have a soft spot for the New Kids since I liked them when I was a kid. And I really enjoyed their joint concert with the Backstreet Boys a few years back. But I must admit he seems as sleazy as she is, so it appears to be a good match.

  7. Jennifer says:

    It always amazes me that C and D list celebrities still make enough to employ a “rep” who speaks on their behalf.

  8. Nev says:

    yeah he’s kinda yummish…she seems fun!

  9. Christina says:

    Regardless of what anyone thinks of this possible pairing…Donnie is NOT the lesser Wahlberg. If it was not for Donnie, Mark would probably be in jail or dead. Donnie started Mark on his earlier career as a performer, even writing or co-writing most of the songs on Mark’s two albums. Donnie did all this for the sole purpose of keeping Mark out of trouble and giving him something to focus and strive for. Mark got his first real movie, Renaissance Man because Penny Marshall had urged him to audition for it. She would not even had known who he was if he had not become famous through Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch. Mark even admitted this , saying if it was not for his brother he would probably be incarcerated or worse. This was when he announced NKOTB to the stage when they played Fenway a couple years back. So, please don’t call Donnie the lesser Wahlberg. He is a very giving person and he takes care of his family. I have met both Mark and Donnie in the past and in that experience Mark was definitely lesser. He was not friendly or had any personality to honest. If anything he is the lesser Wahlberg, as a person.

  10. Yelly says:

    Ugh, love him, loathe her. They did seem to get getting along swimmingly with Andy Cohen on WWHL.

  11. ALG says:

    She is one of the dumbest people ever to walk the Earth.

  12. Alexis says:

    I can’t with this woman after her insensitivity to Jim Carrey’s mental health issues, and the inaccurate info she has foisted on the public about her son’s condition. Donnie seems like an all around good guy; he deserves better. The best you can say about this match is it is age appropriate. But more celeb couples than the rhetoric gives credit to are, IMHO.

  13. eliza says:

    She is a repulsive individual. That is all.

  14. Kiddo says:

    Make sense and Jenny McCarthy in the same sentence. Let me ponder that for a while. Those terms together just seem diametrically opposed.

  15. Miss M says:

    They make sense together.

    A friend of mine is a huge fan of Donnie and she went to the NKOTB concert here in MA. At one point he took his shirt off and made out with a fan, lol

  16. Coconut says:

    Maybe he’ll be a good influence on her.

  17. lady_luck says:

    Dunno why, but I think these two make PERFECT sense. I actually think they would be better as a two-some and fun to be around. I just “feel” it.

  18. Hannah says:

    I’m sure he has a long term girlfriend named…ach. I know she is very typical looking of a model actress type. Tanned with long hair and in her early 20s. Maybe NKOTB fans will arrive to tell us.

  19. Scarlett says:

    Maybe they are a match made in D-list heaven. I find her trashy, desperate and quite abrasive. She always seems to be on the prowl for a man and isn’t shy about pointing it out.

  20. Kim1 says:

    Barbara Walters just announced Jenny is new cohost on the View

  21. Snazzy says:

    OMG “the lesser McCarthy plus the lessr Wahlberg” … Pricesless!!

  22. I Choose Me says:

    Circa 1991 my nooooooooooooooooooooooooo at this news would have been heard round the world. Now, meh.

  23. Christina says:

    Donnie has had an on and off relationship with a woman in her 20′s for some time now, but he has always maintained that he was pretty much single. I would imagine it was akin to an open relationship type situation, however I do not know the private details. He does often make out with fans, but the fans love it and he is an actor afterall. I think he needs to find a woman who can handle his crazy, hectic very busy lifestyle, that involves being adored by thousands of groupies. Jenny seems like she would not care about that stuff. She is also age appropriate for him.

  24. A Fan says:

    Not interested in her or him or them…except to say she looks absolutely ridiculous now.

    Complete antithesis of Sofia Coppola.

  25. vicky says:

    I am so pissed about this…she is trashy and abnoxious, and I’m actually a fan! LOL Donnie has been my NKOTB crush since the 8th grade! Why is he scraping the bottom of the barrel, he can have so many better women. ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!

    • Maylene says:

      @Vicky I agree with you as well. I am not at all happy with this either. I love Donnie & NKOTB 2 & I saw him on June 22nd with that being my 1st NKOTB Concert that I never got to go the other times & when I heard about this it literally broke my heart completely because he deserves to be with a better girl not a trashy non-classy nonhumanbeing that jenny mccarthy is. I can guarantee that all the BlockHead/NKOTB/Donnie Wahlberg Fans are livid & are not happy & to be honest with you if you think about it she is fake, phony, unintelligent, not smart, slutty, trashy, disgusting, etc. & is only with our Donnie for sex. I wish Donnie would just date a normal girl who is not in the industry & not one’s who come off slutty & trashy like jenny mccarthy. Poor Donnie is getting sloppy seconds & is dating a washed up & used up whorebag that jenny mccarthy is. Nobody likes jenny mccarthy & now that she is on The View now that show wll be cancelled becuz of her. God Bless Donnie he deserves better not a trashywhore. Donnie needs to take out that trashbag & dump her. I rather Donnie be friends with her not be in a relationship & if he proposes to her & marries her I know everyone will be pissed off but don’t worry dear because we all know that jenny mccarthy is not going to last with our Sexy Donnie because she doesn’t know how to keep a man. When I went to the concert on June 22nd he took off his shirt & made out with a fan & he has been doing that at every concert her performed at & he even does that on the NKOTB Cruises especially his Sexy BackRubs & that’s we love about Donnie & now that this “thing” that is with him who needs to go away now I don’t think he going to be doing that anymore & that is a real put down for all of his fans & Donnie deserves the best in life & may God Bless him with a better classy woman & one who uses her “brain” not her “fake boobs” & not her “body” to get a man to me that is low class & not attractive & she is annoying & needs to get out of his life for good, ewwwwwww. We love Donnie & want the best for him & not that 2-timing slut.

  26. Shannon says:

    Awww he was my favorite New Kid. This is an odd pairing for sure. He’s still attractive but she is just too fake for him.

    • Jasmine says:

      @Shannon I agree with you tremendously hun. I really don’t like her nor do I approve of her being with him because she is no good for him & he is great man who deserves to be with a “real woman” not a “fake” nor “phony” nonhumanbeing. Donnie is hot, sexy & gorgeous who is really smart, intelligent, funny, etc. & she is none of that at all. Very sad & terrible news & nobody is happy at all. :-(

    • Ashley says:

      Ummmmm why does anybody want to hear such tagic news. There are other better things that we want to hear & talk about not this stupid shit. Fuck jenny mccarthy she is a no good slutacious bitch who is using Donnie & with him for sex not to be in love with him that, he truly deserves. As a fan of Donnie & NKOTB she is an embarrassment & does not know how to keep a man & that’s why her past relationships never lasted very long. All jenny mccarthy is a washed up former playboy pornstar slut who has no class & doesn’t have a brain that is why she uses her body to get someone’s attention because she has a speck of dust for a brain. Slutty jenny is not gonna last at all with Donnie because she doesn’t know how to keep any man at all & all she knows how to do is get attention from media to get noticed & knows how to be a slut & that is all she is & always will be. Once a slut always a slut & that is what jenny mccarthy will forever will be. Love you Donnie Wahlberg! Fuck you fugly jenny mccarthy, fuck you you whorish slut nobody likes you. Very sad & disturbing bullshit news & everyone is pissed off right now. :’-( :-\ :-(

  27. holly hobby says:

    Oh Donnie, you better hope this works out in the long run or she’ll start badmouthing you like she did poor Jim Carrey. And, please, don’t start spouting her ignorant rhetoric to the masses!

    I guess the View has a death wish since they hired her. I’ll be putting the View on death watch.

  28. G says:

    DW has always been my favorite NK. I really don’t want to knock JM as a person. I don’t even know her. But I won’t lie when I say I really have problems with women that pose for Playboy. I think DW & Jennifer Aniston would make a cute couple. I’ve always liked both of them. :-)

  29. Jane says:

    Ladies, let’s not get our panties in a bunch. Until he puts a ring on it (and I think that is highly unlikely) let’s not jump on this situation as if the world is coming to an end. While I do not really like Jenny, it’s HIS decision who he dates.

    • Kay says:

      Wow! This is great news to hear I’m not fond of Jenny at all I don’t believe in her Autism Points of views& I think she is a has been still trying to be 20-year-old. I feel bad for Donnie because I think she would date anybody famous at this point. She didn’t even seem into him when she was on Andy’s show with him I think she just wanted him this time around because her sister wanted. She’s that type of girl I said this on my twitter page and everybody Unfollowed They are trying to be good new kids on the block fans. His ex is by far so much hotter

  30. Ria says:

    Don’t even sweat this all it is ( or was) , is a hook up! It is not serious. Trust me I know the situation. Donnie hooked up with her and that is it! you will soon see in the media the truth about this whole situation. Don’t even believe it is ANTHING more then that.

  31. Kosmos says:

    She just gives me a weird vibe. What is it about her that I don’t like, am I alone? Apparently not because most people here have expressed some sort of negativity toward her…I don’t know that much, but on her talk show years ago, she came off as obnoxious to me, just too loud, too much, and those fakes in front of her just make her look like an over the top person that she probably is. I can’t believe she will now be on The View, gahhhhh.

    • Jane says:

      No, you re not alone. She is very crass, unlady-like, rude, blunt, in your face sexually and seriously acts like a 20 year old at a kegger party. I know there are guys out there who totally love this s***,but she can’t keep this behavior up for the rest of her life.

  32. ML says:

    Together now: publicity. It gets her in the news. And I like her. And I like him. I even like them together, though I can’t see it lasting…but her ratings aren’t great and she’s going to the view… Donnie is respected in the entertainment industry… At least not disliked… So publicity.

  33. Jessica says:

    In my “Jade West” the character from “Victorious” like what she always says to “Trina Vega” me & everyone all around the world especially all of the Donnie Wahlberg Fans/NKOTB Fans/BlockHeads Fans that “No One Likes You”. Everyone hates Jenny McCarthy, yay.