Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg with Larry King, courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Jenny's son helped make the proposal special.

The Basics:

  • Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are engaged.
  • They announced it yesterday on "The View."
  • Jenny's son helped make it special.
  • This will the second marriage for both of them.


Congratulations are in order for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg. The two emotionally announced their engagement yesterday on “The View.”

Jenny’s 11-year-old son, Evan, helped Donnie pull off the surprise proposal. She said, “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. 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.” 

This will be the second marriage for both Jenny and Donnie. The “Playboy” alum was married to Evan’s dad, John Mallory Asher, from 1999 to 2005. And Donnie shares two sons with his ex-wife, Kim Fey. They broke up in 2008 after nine years of marriage.