Donnie Wahlberg, known as Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr, is an American singer and songwriter.
He was born on August 17, 1969, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Donnie Wahlberg was born under the zodiac sign of Leo. He was born to parents, Donald and Alma Wahlberg, a nurse aide at ‘St. Margaret Hospital a truck driver respectively.
Donnie Wahlberg attained his education at William Monroe Trotter School’ in Roxbury where his interest in music began. The American producer and actor is a founding member of the band ‘New Kids on the Block.’
Donnie Wahlberg Siblings
Donnie Wahlberg is known to have eleven siblings who have all rise into the limelight for being part of a family of celebrities. Among the 11 are nine direct siblings and three step-siblings. However, he is the eighth child out of the 9 siblings. They are Arthur Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Donna Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Scott Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg.
Donnie Wahlberg Wife
Donnie Wahlberg first got married to Kim Fey in 1999. However, their marriage was short-lived and hence, they broke up in 2008. The duo was blessed with two sons, called Xavier and Elijah Wahlberg. Also, he moved on to marry Jenny McCarthy in 2014 after his marriage with Kim hit the rock.
Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth
Donnie Wahlberg has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His net worth was calculated considering his income from his career as an American producer, actor, and singer.
Donnie Wahlberg Masked Singer
Donnie Wahlberg pulled a surprise at Masked Singer show which got his wife Jenny McCarthy confused. It was a great and happy moment but also became embarrassing to Jenny for not being able to identify her husband’s voice.
To make the situation more understandable, she pleaded with ET’s Kevin Frazier, to consider some factors and understand her for not being able to recognize her own husband. According to Donnie’s wife, Jenny, her husband posted a photo of himself on his Instagram page to make it look like he is in New York, hence, her mind didn’t even pick up the chance of him coming on the show.
In her own words she said:
“There are a lot of things that you have to put in place before you judge me,” McCarthy told ET’s, Kevin Frazier. “First is he tricked me! He would actually facetime me from The Masked Singer set dressed as [his Blue Bloods character] Danny Raegan and say, ‘I’m on set of Blue Bloods.’”
“Then he posted on Instagram a picture of him in New York,” she added. “So my brain is not thinking.”
After Donnie Wahlberg’s performance that day, the panel including McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and guest panelist Darius Rucker all didn’t guess Wahlberg. Donnie then took up the opportunity to explain why his wife couldn’t recognize him in the mask. He attributed it to the fact that he danced like Cluedle-Door than when he is performing as himself.
“l couldn’t really move the way I like to move typically, on stage,” he shared. “Like, I did a little butt wiggle and got my hips going and stuff, but I had a little slight tear in my calf muscle from wearing those talons on my feet and tryna dance.”
“I also had a big tail that weighed about 10 pounds and a rooster head that weighed about another 25 pounds, so I don’t think my moves were as precise and quite the moves that she would recognize,” he added.
“There’s a little bit of a tone [in his voice]! Also, when you’re sitting in the panel seat, the ambiance, they kind of change the sound a little bit so that way it’s a little harder for us to guess.”
“I’ve worked with Akon, I am a huge fan of Akon’s, so it was the greatest compliment I could get,” Wahlberg chimed in. “One of the reasons I chose ‘Return of the Mack’ for the song is that I know that I could disguise my voice a little bit. And, you know, I spoke to Mark Morrison who recorded the song in the first place and got his blessing and I said, ‘I’m just going to try to sound as much like you as I can.’”
“We talk 24 hours a day, so when she was working and when I’m working, it gave me enough windows of time to sort of sneak around and do what I had to do,”.
“I lost my footing my knees started to buckle and I fell on the ground and I was shaking for about an hour” McCarthy recalled.