Jenny McCarthy Is Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, Makes Announcement on The View: See Her Ring!

Celebrity News Apr. 16, 2014 AT 11:50AM
Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy at Hammerstein Ballroom on Jan. 31 Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Jenny McCarthy is going to be a Wahlberg! She announced on The View Wednesday, April 16, that she is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

"I just got engaged!" McCarthy, 41, gushed to her cohosts on the talk show. The actress, who showed off her "yellow sapphire" engagement ring, went on to share details from the proposal. Click here to see more pics of the duo.

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Co-host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on ABC's
Co-host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on ABC's "The View."
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McCarthy revealed how her 11-year-old son Evan helped with the surprise, which took place last weekend. Blue Bloods star Wahlberg, 44, also joined The View ladies Wednesday, affectionately kissing his new fiancee and recalling his proposal. Regarding the date of the nuptials, McCarthy told Barbara Walters, "We don't know yet," adding that they were considering an August 2015 wedding.

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Co-host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on ABC's
Co-host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on ABC's "The View."
Credit: ABC/Heidi Gutman

Us Weekly exclusively revealed in July 2013 that McCarthy and New Kids on the Block alum Wahlberg were officially an item. McCarthy later shared how she found love after dating comedian Jim Carrey for more than five years. "I told the universe I'm ready for love. I said bring the one. I'm not doing any more auditions," she told Bethenny Frankel of her beau last November.

Jenny McCarthy shows off her engagement ring with a Sally Hansen Manicure.
Jenny McCarthy shows off her engagement ring with a Sally Hansen Manicure.
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This will be the second marriage for both stars. McCarthy was previously married to actor and director John Mallory Asher, with whom she shares son Evan. Wahlberg shares two sons, Xavier Alexander Wahlberg and Elijah Hendrix Walberg, with ex-wife Kim Fey.

"I think he would be an amazing husband!" McCarthy gushed to Frankel of Wahlberg. "So, if he does [propose] yea, I would sure say yes. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the one proposing!"

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