Donnie Wahlberg got a second chance at love and life. And by the sound of it, he seems to be doing a really good job! He has a loving wife and children who adore him!

His life has had a lot of ups and downs which brought him to what his current situation is like.

Donnie Wahlberg’s last name might sound very familiar to you because he is related to one of Hollywood’s top actors Mark Wahlberg. But his brother is not the only actor in the family, Donnie has carved out a successful career for himself as an actor and musician in the industry.

As for his personal life, Donnie has encountered some heartbreak. He married Kim Fey after five years of knowing one another. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last. The couple filed for divorce in 2008, both citing irreconcilable differences as the reason.

The couple shares two children together named Xavier and Elijah. Their mother has primary custody but Donnie Wahlberg retains visitation rights. By all accounts, the couple is on good terms with one another and has perfected the art of co-parenting their children.

For years, Donnie was single till he met actress and television personality, Jenny McCarthy. The couple has been married for over 8 years but it took them a long time and a lot of heartbreak to find one another.

Before Jenny married Donnie, she had been married to director, John Asher. She met the director on the set of the movie “Diamonds” in 1999, and the couple got married in the same year. Soon after their marriage, they welcomed their son Evan.

They were married for 6 years before Jenny McCarthy filed for divorce in 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. Jenny details the decline of her marriage in her book, “Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.”

It was in the same year, 2005, that her son was diagnosed with autism. The diagnosis while it shocked her, did not upset her or make her feel any differently towards her son in the very least.

She did not let his diagnosis upset her in any way and continued to work and focus on her son by taking him to specialists and programs at UCLA.

She admits that her son’s diagnosis did have an impact on her relationship with her husband. Saying in an interview, “John was starting to get angry at me because he felt ignored. The only fantasies I wanted to imagine were Evan being able to say, ‘I love you, mommy.’ I didn’t care if I never had sex again.”

The couple decided that it should be Asher who moves out of the family home. While the actress resided there with her son and managed his care and medical bills independently.

But soon after, she met comedic legend Jim Carrey and quickly fell in love. Carrey was very involved with her son and loved Jenny immensely. The actor famously hired a helicopter to display a loving message for his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.

Fans loved the pair and were rooting for them. So when the couple announced their break-up in 2010, fans were understandably upset. McCarthy said publicly that the relationship stopped being fun and naturally came to an end as a result.