Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Engaged

Good news for McCarthy after what was probably a tough weekend

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 16, 2014 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jenny McCarthy is living the dream of adolescent girls in the late '80s: She's marrying Donnie Wahlberg. The View co-host announced their engagement on the show today, E! reports. Her son, Evan, helped Wahlberg propose: "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," she recounted. "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?'"

After McCarthy said yes, 11-year-old Evan whooped, "I have another dad!" and everyone started crying, she said. No date has been set, but the pair, dating publicly since July, could wed as soon as August, she said. McCarthy was also in the news over the weekend, after she wrote an op-ed clarifying that she's "not anti-vaccine," she simply thinks vaccines are a "gray area" and she questions "the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule." That's not good enough, however, for many critics who quickly hit back. (In less happy celebrity romance news, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have publicly acknowledged McDermott's cheating—and McDermott says he's trying to save their marriage.)

Actor Donnie Wahlberg and girlfriend Jenny McCarthy attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," presented by SiriusXM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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