Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Walberg engaged

By Jenna Iacurci, Parent Herald April 16, 04:05 pm
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Jenny McCarthy announced Wednesday that she and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg are engaged.

"I just got engaged!" McCarthy told "The View" TV audience as she excitedly showed off her yellow sapphire ring.

Wahlberg, 44, joined his leading lady on the show and couldn't contain his joy.

"He was over there drying his tears," fellow "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg said.

A teary-eyed McCarthy said her 11-year-old son Evan Asher helped with the surprise proposal.

"This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said 'Will.' And he ran away and came back with a card that said 'You,' and I knew what was happening and I just started crying," McCarthy shared. " And then he came out with a card that said 'Marry,' but it was spelled 'Mary,' and the last time Donnie came out with Evan and Evan's shirt said 'Me?' and he was holding the ring. He asked, 'Will you marry me?' I of course said yes. And in that moment, Evan yelled, 'I have another dad! I have another dad.' And it was just-it made all of us cry," she said, getting emotional. "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. He's so wonderful."

This will be both McCarthy's and Wahlberg's second marriage, though there is no indication as to when they will tie the knot.

The couple started dating in July after meeting on the set of McCarthy's now canceled VH1 talk show. McCarthy - who was previously married to John Asher from 1999 to 2005 - could not deny her feelings for the "Blue Bloods" actor.

"I've said on every interview that I was like, 'Never get married again ever,' and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does, I would for sure say yes," she said on "Bethenny," adding, "I wouldn't be surprised if I was the one proposing."

Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage with Kim Fey, which ended in 2008. He will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of "New Kids on the Block" in July.

McCarthy has also been in the limelight for a less celebrated reason. Following years of dumping on childhood vaccines due to their supposedly autism-causing effects, she recently wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times that she is not "anti-vaccine."

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