Does Mark Wahlberg hate that his brother Donnie is marrying Jenny McCarthy?

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I guess Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy got married this weekend. There’s no confirmation about their wedding except for this TMZ story, which is getting wide play – apparently, Mark Wahlberg doesn’t care for Jenny McCarthy so Mark skipped the wedding. So… did the wedding take place? I honestly don’t see anything about it anywhere and it’s 8:30 am on Sunday.

If you’re looking for Mark Wahlberg this weekend, don’t go to Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy’s wedding — TMZ has learned he won’t be there, and we’re told it’s because he and his wife aren’t fans of the bride.

According to multiple Wahlberg sources, Mark is not as close with Donnie and Jenny as Jenny has made it seem. Or at least, not with Jenny. We’re told Mark’s wife Rhea did not like a recent interview Jenny gave with Howard Stern where she talked about her relationship with Mark.

We’re told brother Bobby won’t be at the wedding either … and ditto for mama W, but that’s because she doesn’t fly.

We contacted Mark, and one of his reps told us he wasn’t attending because he needs to be at a birthday party for his daughter Ella today in L.A. Her 11th b-day is actually Tuesday, but Mark will be filming that day in Boston.

Our sources say there’s absolutely bad blood with Jenny. For what it’s worth … brother Paul will be in attendance. More cake for him.

[From TMZ]

Wow, no Mark, no Bobby and no Mama Wahlberg? Donnie must be the only Wahlberg who can handle Jenny McCarthy for any amount of time. To be fair… eh, I got nothing. I have no shade for Mark and Rhea if they don’t like Jenny. Jenny is a terribly annoying person. After TMZ reported this, Mark did get on Twitter to write this:

So all is well with the Wahlberg clan. Probably not though.

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  1. Christin says:

    Spending time with their young daughter to celebrate her birthday or attending a wedding that likely will end in a divorce (or at least loads of drama)? Not a choice to shade at all, IMO.

    • Meredith says:

      +1.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      also Rhea has given birth a few times so perhaps she doesn’t appreciate Jenny making a joke out of this subject matter.

      • Christin says:

        Getting toxic people out of your life sometimes involves limiting interactions with family (or almost family). I can’t blame her.

      • Frida_K says:

        Ooh, what did Jenny say? Something obnoxious, I am sure.

        Ugh. I do not like her one bit.

      • Lisa says:

        Yeah, Jenny probably shaded her on her choice to vaccinate her kids! *cough*

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Not coming to your brother’s wedding, no matter who he is marrying, is inredibly insulting, IMO. I would never do that to my sister, nor would she do that to me.

      • Christin says:

        I’m glad you have a good relationship with your sister. Having seen plenty of people who don’t necessarily have that (especially as they have their own families), I can’t shade anyone who chooses to not attend the second or third marriage of a sibling over spending time with their child(ren) before going on a work assignment, which it sounds like what happened here.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I get that, and I am really lucky to be very close with my sister, but I thought Mark was close with his family?

      • lisa says:

        i dont think it is a big deal at all

        but whenever i see someone getting married on a holiday weekend, i generally think they are hoping for a low turnout

      • Christin says:

        I thought they were all pretty tight, which leads me to think either the couple wanted or didn’t mind if it stayed a small wedding. Or maybe it’s something else.

        If Jenny can’t control her comments in private, plus the risk of her blabbing something publicly, then maybe it is her. Who knows.

      • Nancito says:

        I agree with SpookySpooks – the wedding is the time to be there for your sibling. Afterwards you can limit contact with his crazy wife.

      • Lisa says:

        This is the second marriage for both, if truth be told, for family members, its only disrespectful if you didn’t make it to the first wedding. My sister only had a registered marriage for her second and I too only bothered with the registrar for my second, so I don’t think its really a big issue. Unless you’ve been divorced and remarried, I don’t think you’d feel as strongly about dragging your siblings cross country for something thats already been done once before. They have their own lives, own kids, etc, a second marriage doesn’t have to take priority over that.

        Plus…totally cant stand Jenny McCarthy, so would completely agree with not giving that relationship my blessing, showing up would be as good as saying you are happy for your brother, but you are not, so best make that clear, so that when he gets divorced you can be all, “I don’t want to say I told you so, but…..”

      • John F says:

        Have kids where your priorities change and than answer the question.

    • Christin says:

      Having read an article on another site, it sounds like Jenny had concerns about the guest list size because of Donnie having 800 family members (her quote) and there being even more McCarthys. The venue was apparently a very intimate, boutique type place.

      Also, Mark’s kids are in school. Some pics taken last week show two of the kids trying to hide their school uniform logos as they walked with their father after school.

  2. Sullivan says:

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall when Mark’s wife and Jenny are in the same room. Rhea could give classes on bitchface.

  3. Hello Catty says:

    I think Mark is being rude and disrespectful to his brother. Dont we all show up for our siblings at times like these? Its called support – regardless of our personal feelings toward their chosen partner.
    I cant stand Mark, his good guy mask is starting to peel around the edges.

    • eliza says:

      There are 9 Wahlberg children and not all of them attended. I do not see the big deal. Mark chose to spend time with his daughter on her birthday. Why is no one concerned about the other Wahlberg siblings who did not attend?!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Or the Wahlberg mother who did not attend?

      • Andrea says:

        It says above she doesn’t fly. My mother has only flown twice in her life. I have thrown around the idea of a destination wedding and I always come back to both my parents may not come to it (I’m an only child) because one they don’t have passports just a passport card and two because they rarely ever fly.

    • Lis says:

      I agree. I was a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding and I CAN’T STAND her husband. I did it for HER.

  4. Jane says:

    Now that Donnie is married (providing the actual ceremony took place by the time I write this,) I wonder how D Dub’s “Soldiers” are going to react to this. D Dub (as he self- proclaimed) has a certain rapport with his fans errr “soldiers”. Will he in future concerts still crawl over to a fan and have a make out session in front of the whole arena? Will he still go on cruises and give one of his D Dub and the Back Rubs; basically blindfolding a woman and massaging her…or will all that stop because of Jenny?

    As for the possibility that Mark is not fond of Jenny, I am on his side. He needs to be with his family.

  5. lisa2 says:

    Mark is hardly someone that can wavy a morality flag or look his nose down to anyone. I’m not a fan of Jenny M at all. But I can’t stand Mark W.

    • Miss M says:

      That’s so true. But I won’t shade him for not attending.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        If he didn’t attend because he lacks a solid relationship with his brother or because he’s an adult and a father who needs to prioritize time with his children that he isn’t going to have in the near future, that totally makes sense.
        If he didn’t go because he stomped his foot and threw a hissyfit to his beloved sibling becuase he didn’t agree with his choice in women, that’s childish and ridiculous. I’d say it depends on the reason.

  6. Lori says:

    In most regular families a wedding would trump a kids birthday party, wouldn’t it? It would have in my family anyway. The kids party would have been moved to accommodate a family wedding. That said- I would have made something up to not go to Jenny’s wedding too. “I’m sorry we can’t attend your wedding, we’re all getting our vaccinations that days”

    • Miss M says:

      I couldn’t stop laughing with the last part of you comment, hahaha

    • lisa2 says:

      Yeah.. I mean most kids don’t always have their B-day parties on their actual b-day. If it comes on a week day families do something on a weekend when they are off. Besides the wedding was in NYC.. why not make the trip a part of the day. There is so much to do with kids in NYC.

      but I don’t like predicting the end of a relationship. I just think they may not be that solid.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      brilliant :)

    • Lady Macbeth says:

      Hahahaha totally agree! I don’t like Mark W. but I don’t blame him for not going…

    • RedWeatherTiger says:

      Bravo! Bravo!

      I’ve never had more respect for Mark and his wife than I do right now. Jenny is loathsome in oh so many ways.

      • Tapioca says:

        At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious (while calling him “Vietnam f-uc-king sh-it”). He also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving him permanently blind in one eye.

        And at fifteen, he harassed a group of black school children on a field trip by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets.

        He has never shown contrition.

        Still respect him?

      • RedWeatherTiger says:

        I’m not judging Mark on his entire life. I have no idea what he did or did not do in the past. This story is about not attending a wedding–I’m not sure what your purpose is.

      • Tammy says:

        I’m guessing the purpose was that you’re showing respect for someone that committed a pretty disturbing crime on another person & that you might want to rethink respecting him so much.

        But Tapioca he did apologize for his actions but I always question that. If you’re truly sorry for something you did, actions speak louder than words and maybe he should done more than say the right things he needed to say now that he’s an actor.

      • Michelle says:

        Rhea is also loathsome in so many ways. Tapioca is right, Mark is a racist. There are quite a few blind items about him.

      • RedWeatherTiger says:

        However much respect I have for hm or his wife, it HAS to be higher than the respect I have for Jenny Mccarthy, whose ignorance helped bring preventable diseases back to our children with her campaign against vaccinations. That is why I responded to this particular thread, as it was specifically about vaccinations. I don’t really know him or his wife, but I know THEY did not wage a public war against vaccinations that helped put all children (and adults) in danger, and so YES, I DO respect them for NOT using their fame to spout ignorance that affects or potentially affects ALL the nation’s children and adults.

      • Tammy says:

        I have to disagree with you RedWeatherTiger…it’s entirely possible to have respect for NEITHER! Jenny McCarthy wasn’t the only person campaigning against vaccinations but she was clearly the most annoying. If I recall, there was a study, which was completely erroneous, that stated vaccinations could cause Autism.

        Someone that violently attacks another because of their race is someone I’m always going to view suspiciously & honestly can’t respect. He apologized years later and when asked if he apologized to the guy he blinded permanently, he said he thought about it but hadn’t gotten around to it…yeah great guy there.

        So yeah, I am going to have to say to me it doesn’t matter Mark hasn’t used his fame to spread ignorance about vaccinations, his ignorance runs deeper and far more disturbing than Jenny McCarthy.

      • AryaMartell says:

        If I were Mark and even remotely remorseful, I would have done something not just publicly apologize, he didn’t even apologize face to face. He could and I feel he should have done something to make amends without getting taken advantage of. He could donate to the school those black kids went to, donate to help Asian victims of assault…something. Mark may act like he changed and act altruistic but it seems self-serving and shows no signs of contrition or remorse. Plus he side-steps the issues of racism. He should be apart of an anti-racist campaign and let himself get grilled about how much he regrets the racist nature of his actions as a teen. I might have a little more respect for him then. For all I know he has done that, Mark is one of those celebs I go out of my way to avoid most of the time but I like Donnie he seems like a mellow dude and less angry than Mark.

    • KB says:

      I’m sad to say it took RedWeatherTiger’s comment for me to remember Jenny and her crusade against vaccinations. I laughed at your comment the first time (thinking it was just some random excuse), but I absolutely died when I actually got the joke! Well done!

  7. poppy says:

    i’m no fan of any of them but if family is important, shouldn’t they have married closer to where his mother lives? it seems doubtful they cared who attended, especially since it isn’t a first marriage for either.

  8. Tammy says:

    Not that I am a huge fan of Jenny McCarthy but this is wrong. You most definitely put aside any bad feelings you might have & attend your brother’s wedding. My brother has a daughter with a psycho and I had to deal with her if I wanted to see my niece…guess what… I dealt with it.

    And the mom…you don’t skip your son’s wedding…take a train.

  9. NewWester says:

    If It bothers Mark to have Jenny be part of his family. I hope Jenny and Donnie have a long and happy marriage.

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think not attending your brother’s wedding is a huge slap in the face, and shouldn’t be done unless you have a really good reason. A child’s birthday party could be moved to the next day. However, I couldn’t care less about any of these people so, whatever.

    • eliza says:

      Well out of 9 Wahlberg children only 1 of the siblings were going.

      • lisa says:

        jenny was probably thrilled to rush this thing through without anyone in the room to object

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Wow. Maybe their family just doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on togetherness? Or do you think they just hate her that much?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @goodnamesalltaken, having been exposed to the extremely large, extended Wahlberg family for years, I would say they hate her that much.

  11. Lilacflowers says:

    The wedding did take place yesterday, according to the Boston Herald. Donnie’s mother and one of the other brother’s didn’t attend either – and it is less than a four hour ride by car or Amtrak from where they live to New York City, if the mother didn’t want to take the hour-long flight. I think the fact that the mother didn’t attend says a great deal.

  12. Talie says:

    Mark and his wife look incredibly petty over this. I’m sorry, but that is your brother, just eat it and go, and then leave after appetizers.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Their mother didn’t go either. To me, it seems like the family is uniting behind the mother.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Your brother is your brother for life, who cares if he can’t be with you on one particular day. Weddings can’t accommodate every guest and their wedding should be about the two of them, not who didn’t attend.

  13. bluhare says:

    If there’s no bad blood between him and his brother he should have gone. His wife could have stayed home for the birthday party if she hates the bride that much. My sister married a man we all detested and we all went to her wedding. She wouldn’t have listened to us about her fiancé, and it was her mistake to make.

  14. Dash says:

    Hopefully the Wahlburgers cameras were there filming all the drama… I’m sure it will be the highlight of the next season.

  15. eliza says:

    The Wahlberg family has 9 siblings ( maybe 8 as I think one passed away) so why is it a huge deal for Mark not to attend? Several other siblings didn’t and Donnie, himself said that it eas a small, private gathering.

    Seriously people’s dislike of Mark clouds the bigger picture. If his daughter’s birthday is important vs a second marriage for his brother, what’s the big deal? Rag on the other Wahlberg siblings that didn’t attend as well.

    • Christin says:

      If they really wanted a smaller wedding, that would have been impossible with such a large number of siblings, their own growing families, etc. It’s also possible it was communicated as, “If you can make it, we’d love to have you; if not, we understand.”

      My first comment in this thread sounds a little harsher than I intended. I’m not sure there’s much drama in this story.

      • Enny says:

        I would think that would be a normal thing for many brides and grooms to say. However, I think Jenny really cares about the “star power” of the guests at her wedding. A “small gathering” attended by Mark and a few other famous friends is what she had in mind, I’m sure.

  16. MrsBPitt says:

    Anyone know what Jenny said on Howard Stern that got them so upset?

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Stern asked her if Mark would be attending the wedding and she said something along the lines of, “I assume so.” At least that is what I read, I don’t listen to Howard and never listen to Jenny.

  17. lisa says:

    even if it werent ella’s birthday party, i think grabbing a ton of kids and flying someplace for a wedding, when everyone involved has already had one, is a lot to ask. a new school year is starting and it’s really no time to be flying around.

    and if no one wants their picture all over jenny’s instagram or whatever, i cant blame them. i dont see what the big deal is about skipping a sibling’s wedding.

  18. Tenee says:

    They are getting married in St Charles today outside Chicago. Their mother has also been seen there. Mark hasn’t.

  19. Nikita says:

    its just ONE day, an importand day for your brother. stop the selfishness and GO TO THE WEDDING. No matter if you dont like the bride, its your family. period! there is no discussion in this case but well, im from south europe, family is everything to us.
    If he dont speak to his brother, ok, but because you dont like his future wife? then he will never be there for you no matter what. love is not selfish, love is to be there, even if you dont agree or give your permisson for his choices, its not like hes going to a terrorist group. thats family! but well, today, its all about ME. poor society.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      How is making a fuss about his attending the wedding any less childish and “all about me?” Who cares of he can’t make it, he has an excuse, and he wished them well. It’s one day, as you pointed out, and if your brother can’t attend one silly ceremony, big deal. Weddings are about the bride and groom, not the “brother of.”

  20. maggiegrace says:

    Right, they got married and/or had the reception at the Baker Hotel in St. Charles. She lives in my home town of Geneva, IL, a fact which disturbs me to no end.

    • Greg says:

      Disturbs me too. So many of us have been scammed by the dentist in elgin that she does testimonials for.

    • AryaMartell says:

      @maggiegrace I love Geneva and St. Charles, such a nice place. I used to visit a guy I was dating in West Chicago a lot. It was a quick flight down from Toronto where I was living at the time. I really liked that area so much so I almost did my Masters at Northern Illinois University but I decided against it as I did not like DeKalb. But I digress. Do you know if Jenny is originally from Geneva? Seems like an odd place for a celebrity (even a C list one) to live.

  21. mata says:

    How to ensure a low turnout for your wedding:
    1. Holiday weekend
    2. If your mother doesn’t fly, make sure you plan it in a place where she will have to fly to get there.
    3. Plan the wedding right around the day your niece is having a birthday and your brother has to be in another city.

    I think this marriage is more for publicity than anything and that these two probably don’t really care who attends.

    • Andrea says:

      As someone pointed out before, couldn’t she have taken a train?

    • Nikita says:

      @mata
      1. Holiday weekend? Selfish much? how many holiday weekends do you have in the us? one?
      well i know in the us people dont have much holidays so maybe i dont understand it, i have 30 free days every year full paid. maybe im spoiled with that.
      2. Mommy dont fly? well, there are very comftable trains in the us.
      3. around the day your niece is having birthday? her what 11th birthday? on a tuesday? so when you wed, you have to take care about every birthday from all of your guests? well then dont have a wedding at all. If i were a 11 year old kid and my uncle is having a wedding i would be totaly excited, which kid/girl is not loving to go to a wedding?

      All 3 Points are showing much selfishness, if this is more important than the wedding of your brother, son etc. then you are not a Family. im very shocked by this. what a cold selfish society.

      • Candy Love says:

        I don’t know how you can say its selfishness when you nor I know the reason for them not going and did it ever occur to you that maybe they weren’t invited to the wedding.

        Like I said in my post below Jenny made a comment on a radio show about not having any celebrities at her wedding including Mark and Melissa so I think they knew who wasn’t going to be at the wedding.

      • Boxy Lady says:

        @Nikita I was in my uncle’s wedding years ago, 3 days after my 12th birthday. Well guess what happened? Everyone forgot about my birthday except my dad and the woman my uncle was marrying. (My dad has 6 siblings.) And to add insult to injury, by the time of my next birthday, my uncle was getting a divorce. Does anyone really think that Jenny is the type to shine some spotlight on her new niece for her birthday or would she keep all the attention for herself?

        I’m not going to throw any shade on Mark for celebrating his daughter’s birthday instead of attending his brother’s SECOND wedding. His daughter will have nice memories about her father being at her birthday party since he has to work on the actual birthday. What is terrible about that? Both of my parents come from large families whose members are scattered all over the country and it is impossible to go to every wedding. And in this case, Jenny and Donnie weren’t even engaged for 6 months. A short engagement makes it even harder for everyone to make plans to attend. Plus, the wedding is the weekend before a lot of kids start school which sounds rather inconvenient.

        So instead of Mark being praised for being a good father, he’s being painted as a crappy brother and that seems unwarranted in this particular situation.

      • theoriginalbellaluna says:

        In the US (at least in the private sector), you’re lucky to get Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and maybe New Year’s off and paid (unless you work for the court systems, banking institutions, or government).

        So yes, you’re lucky (I wouldn’t say spoiled).

        Having a wedding on one of the three summer holiday weekends (both my boys have birthdays on separate summer holiday three-day weekends, so I know what I’m talking about) is a guarantee that many people will have plans and therefore be unable to attend; not taking into consideration other family members’ schedules/birthdays/etc…is rude, unless you don’t want them in attendance.

        No one wins in this scenario.

      • lisa says:

        lol straight people and their multiple marriages, no reason to stop in your tracks

        and i wouldnt ask an elderly person to get on a long trainride like that

        and the kid’s have to be in school on tues, if they were mine i would want them well rested not just getting off a plane

      • Jag says:

        Were children even invited to the wedding? When I get married, children will not be allowed.

      • lisa says:

        jag maybe the kids werent invited, but this is still an inconvenient weekend to leave your children

  22. Candy Love says:

    I don’t know why people are surprised by this Jenny said in a interview months ago that no celebrities were going to the wedding which included Mark and Melissa McCarthy . It seem to me that they know who was going to the wedding and who wasn’t before hand.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    Mark’s tweet looks like damage control, just like Beyonce’s tweet after Kimye’s “wedding”.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      What damage? Nobody cares if they went to either wedding except maybe the bride and groom. It’s nice Beyoncé and Mark tweeted congratulations. More attention than either bride actually deserved.

  24. Ag-UK says:

    If the wedding was indeed in Chicago yes US trains are comfy but Boston to Illinois not a short trip. Also he was working next week hence the reason for her bday over the weekend. I don’t care for her and he is t really on my radar and I don’t follow him since his CK days but they are all grown ups and can do what they like. Plus her bday might have been planned ages ago same as the wedding might not be a surprise that he wasn’t going.

  25. lucy2 says:

    Sounds like there’s some family issues there – if the brothers were close, despising the bride is not reason enough to skip it. And a kid’s birthday, while that’s sweet and all, could have been celebrated a few days earlier or something. I think there’s a lot more involved here, especially if the mom didn’t go either, and if so, that’s their business.

  26. S says:

    I follow Rhea Wahlberg on twitter. She was openly furious that McCarthy told Stern on-air she had met Rhea and Mark several times, had been to their home, and was looking forward to her Christmas presents from them. Rhea called out McCarthy as a liar on all counts, adding that McCarthy was using Mark’s name to stay relevant. Personally, I only knew McCarthy’s name so I did some research at the “University of Google” and saw so many of her own quotes that contradict her earlier quotes and ways that she drops names to stir up attention that I pretty solidly agree with Rhea. Hoochie Mama McCarthy is not exactly a good role model for kids and I think it’s hysterical that grown women consider her opinion worthwhile. She’s ignorant trash. After this marriage is over, Donnie is going to need an exorcism, a power wash, shots and therapy (and not necessarily in that order) before any woman of substance would even have coffee with him. (Pity. He’s kind of a talented guy within his limitations.) Am sure Mark will be there for him then. That said, how about those college games yesterday!

    • HappyMom says:

      Did you see the little video that Mark and his family made congratulating them? The look on Rhea’s face was priceless.

  27. Cait says:

    Jesus, I didn’t go to my brother’s second wedding. It wasn’t a huge deal, either, because there were extenuating circumstances. He was fine with it.

    And he’s also now divorced. Again. ;-)

  28. KatyD says:

    I find it funny that Mark, or his wife, think they’re above Jenny McCarthy. Mark has a huge ego with his quotes about how he could have saved everyone on 9-11. I also remember him trashing a director, M. Night Shymalan, after he agreed to star in his movie. His former actions are really classy (racism, homophobia, arrest record). And, he would be known as an underwear model/bad singer, if he didn’t get lucky in Hollywood. Compared to him, McCarthy isn’t so bad, albeit she is VERY annoying. I still don’t see any room to judge on his part.

    • Marigold says:

      McCarthy is hardly harmless. Why don’t you look up all that she’s done for the anti vaccination movement and see if you still find her harmless.

      • KatyD says:

        I am confused. What has she done, exactly? I already know that she supports the anti-vaccination movement. I hardly think people should be using celebrities for health care advice. Tune in today, folks, Jenny McCarthy is going to tell you how to raise your kids! ;-) It’s stunning that anyone would listen to that twit. That being said, she is allowed to have her opinion. And it’s not like she wants to deliberately hurt kids!

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        katyD, she wrote a book espousing her irresponsible and ill-informed opinion about vaccines. Of course no one should listen to her but that did not stop her from writing the book, selling the book and shilling the book on talk shows. She’s a dangerous idiot.

      • theoriginalbellaluna says:

        And now she’s back-tracked, saying immunizations did NOT cause her son’s autism.

        Damage done. Stay klassy, Jenny.

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    Eh, so much for family. I get it. So does Donnie, I bet. All that aside, I see Donnie is trying to bring back the Borsalino hat.

  30. AryaMartell says:

    I only have a personal anecdote to reply to what seems like a stupid non-story being made into a bigger deal. We kind of went through something similar at my own wedding a couple of weeks ago. My husband’s brother didn’t come because we had our wedding on a Sunday and his brother said he had to work the next day and it would be too much. It’s true his brother lives 2 hours from where we had our wedding (on his dad’s back porch) and it was at 7 pm. He had to be at work at his new job the next morning and there was no way he would be able to take time off from a job he’s only worked at for 6 weeks. Could he have come if he really wanted to? Probably. But we took what he said at face value and didn’t allow it to ruin our day.
    I’m sure Jenny and Donnie are doing the same. But let’s also remember that they threw this together pretty quickly so likely this wasn’t a huge deal if people couldn’t come. Despite the fact I am not a fan of Jenny McCarthy, mazel tov to the new couple.

  31. jlee says:

    MY husband has had social interaction with both D & M Wahlberg and has said M seems stunted, he gives off the same vibe as a 15 year old tough guy. No eye contact and walks like he’s jacked but he’s not. D is sweet and very social but is always escorting around young , chunky, blondes who look like they would rather chug mic ultras than enjoy a nice night out.

    • AryaMartell says:

      Well looks like Donnie found the girl for him then. Jenny is the epitome of all of that for better or for worse.
      I 100% believe your husband is right about Mark.

  32. Zooyork says:

    Good for Mark! I hate Jenny too because she has conturbuted to putting my infant at risk as he is too young to have yet received all his vaccinations, and in some part thanks to jenny there are reckless selfish fools who have allowed their children out in society without being vaccinated. I hate anyone who represents a threat to my baby.

    • happymama says:

      If that’s how you really feel then the entire world represents a threat to your baby and you better get your hormones in check. She has a righht not to vaccinate just like you do. I see both sides of the issue. People need to inform themselves of both sides of the issue before they jump to conclusions. Vaccines are helpful. And harmful. The pharmaceutical industry cares more about profits than safety and kids have been hurt. Just because it doesn’t hurt all kids doesn’t mean it’s safe for all either. We have to respect the mothers who make choices that are different due to their situation and personal beliefs.

  33. Izzy says:

    Honestly, I think it says as much about Donnie that he didn’t stop to think about: 1) the fact that two of his brothers didn’t want to attend; and 2) the fact that, knowing his mother does not fly, he didn’t choose to hold the wedding in a location where she could attend.

  34. S says:

    Just spotted McCarthy’s name on the list of celebrities whose iCloud accounts had been hacked and sex pix are being unleashed around the various websites. Talk about a wedding present.

  35. JoJo says:

    Unless something truly terrible happened, I agree with some others that family supports family for a wedding. It doesn’t mean you have to like or agree with the new spouse. Also, I’m completely indifferent toward Jenny, but really, let’s not overstate things.She might be incredibly annoying, but why would Rhea take such exception to her talking about them in that way? Who cares? And Jenny has every right to write a book with an idiotic premise – just like the rest of us have every right not to read it or to listen. Jeezus. I’d have to question anyone’s intelligence for taking advice from a non-doctor/celebrity. Also, I seem to remember Jim Carey having a huge part in all of her anti-vaccine hoopla. I saw them on Larry King and other shows together at the time, addressing the issue. Where’s all the ire toward him?

  36. Hannah says:

    I’m totally in to Donnie. Never been mad on Jenny post Jim and I hate the way she constantly talks about her son in public – it’s not fair. However, one thing I really like about him marrying her is that she is age appropriate which you don’t see everyday from a divorced guy his age. His girlfriends have always been early 20s up until recently.