When Jenny McCarthy met her husband Donnie Wahlberg, she was a single mom of a special needs child. And, early in their relationship when they celebrated one of their first Christmases together, he gave her a gift that left her in tears.
McCarthy recently told Page Six that things were difficult before she met Wahlberg. Being a single mom was hard enough, but being a single mom of a special needs child added “another whole difficulty to the basket.”
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“One Christmas, early on, Donnie handed me one of the greatest gifts ever, which was, I don’t even know how to explain it, but basically that he was taking care of Evan’s college tuition,” said The Masked Singer panelist.
McCarthy says she “lost it” when she received the gift because she was so worried about having enough money to pay for her son’s college tuition by the time he was ready to go. The 47-year-old also revealed that Wahlberg started covering her bills and therapy when they first met because he saw her hurting in that area of her life, and he loves Evan. And, that was something he wanted to do for the both of them.
McCarthy couldn’t help but praise her husband, saying that he is “so wonderful.” And, his kind gestures at the beginning of their relationship show just what kind of human being he is. McCarthy says she is still so grateful that the New Kids On The Block singer was able to recognize something like that in a single mom and her son.
“Thank you Donnie,” said McCarthy. “It was really sweet.”
The Blue Bloods star said that it might sound sappy, but the best gift he can think of is that they each gave an additional parent to their respective children. Wahlberg loves that their sons have grown up together in their home, and he says that McCarthy is a wonderful stepmom to his son.
After years of being single parents, he says the best gift they could have given each other and their children was a unified family.
New episodes of The Masked Singer airs Wednesday nights on Fox. And, new episodes of Blue Bloods air Friday nights on CBS.