Mark Wahlberg Explains Why He Missed Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy's Wedding

Celebrity News Sep. 3, 2014 AT 8:00PM
Mark and Donnie Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg explained his absence from brother Donnie Wahlberg's wedding to Jenny McCarthy Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images; Noam Galai/WireImage

Nothing but good vibrations here! Mark Wahlberg missed his brother Donnie Wahlberg's wedding to Jenny McCarthy on Sunday, Aug. 31 — but not because he didn't want to be there. As the Ted actor explained in a video posted to Facebook, he couldn't attend because of his daughter's birthday. 

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"Congratulations, guys! Congratulations from all of us. Wish we could be there — it's Ella's birthday today," Mark, 43, said in the Aug. 30 clip, which showed him with his wife, Rhea Durham, and their four kids. "I love you, Donnie. Very happy for you. Sorry we can't be there. We'll see you soon."

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He added his well wishes to his new sister-in-law, 41, in a tweet, writing, "Congratulations @DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today."

Donnie, 45, responded in kind, tweeting, "Thank you @mark_wahlberg. Thanks to you and @rheadur for the adorable video for me & Jenny! Please wish a Happy B-Day to my goddaughter Ella!"

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As previously reported, the New Kids on the Block singer and the View host tied the knot in a 20-minute ceremony attended by family members and close friends in St. Charles, Ill. After the wedding, Donnie posted a thank you note to NKOTB fans, a.k.a. Blockheads. 

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"To my darling BHs...Every tweet. Every thought. Every wish. Every kind word. Every kind gesture. Means so much," he wrote. "Thank you! #loveeternal"

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