Actress and TV personality Jenny Mccarthy has completely changed her views about marriage after falling for New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg, insisting she would immediately accept if he proposed. McCarthy, who has previously dated Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher, has been anti-marriage ever since her divorce from actor/director John Mallory Asher in 2005, but she admits her new man, who she has been dating since the summer (13), has made her think again.
In a new interview with U.S. talk show host Bethenny Frankel, she says, "I told the universe I am ready for love. I said bring The One. I am not doing anymore auditions.
"I did one year of no dating, I am going to say no to everyone and if someone breaks through where I'm like, 'Hmmm', then I'll follow that, and I wound up giving him my phone number... I made the first move.
"I've said on every interview that I was like, 'Never get married again ever', and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does (propose), I would for sure say yes. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the one proposing."
Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg left his girlfriend Jenny Mccarthy speechless on Friday (01Nov13) after making a surprise visit to Chicago, Illinois to celebrate her birthday. The blonde beauty headed home to Chicago to spend her 41st birthday weekend with her son Evan and her relatives after wrapping up her weekday stint on New York-based talk show The View.
However, she received the shock of her life when Wahlberg, who shoots police drama Blue Bloods in the Big Apple, showed up unannounced and hosted a special brunch in her honour.
The New Kids on the Block hitmaker also organised a private screening of McCarthy's favourite movie, Grease, and the birthday girl admits she was overjoyed by his efforts.
Gushing about her man on Monday's (04Nov13) episode of The View, she said, "He has proved that he is the best boyfriend in the world. He flew to Chicago on Friday, surprised me with a... brunch with all my friends and family... Then we went to a movie theatre... with the Chicago Children's Choir singing Happy Birthday and then he played the movie Grease... It was so wonderful and romantic and I am just so grateful."
The grand gestures have even prompted McCarthy, who has previously dated Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher, to rethink her anti-marriage stance following her divorce from actor/director John Mallory Asher in 2005.
She added, "I've said never again (would I get married), (but) he is the one person I would want nothing more in the world (than to marry)."
Her confession comes less than a week after Wahlberg's older sister Tracey gave the couple her official seal of approval, insisting she would "love" to have the model/actress as a sister-in-law.
Donnie Wahlberg's romance with Jenny Mccarthy has officially received the seal of approval from the singer/actor's sister Tracey - she insists the model-turned-TV personality would be "definitely welcome" into their family. The New Kids on the Block hitmaker began dating McCarthy in July (13) and the pair has been inseparable ever since.
They made a joint appearance on America's Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (29Oct13), when Wahlberg's older sibling made a surprise call in to the talk show and gave their relationship the thumbs up.
Asked by host Andy Cohen if she would like McCarthy as a sister-in-law, Tracey replied, "I would love it. We have met and she's a doll. She's definitely welcome."
Tracey went on to ask the blonde beauty what her brother's most disgusting habit is, but McCarthy struggled to name one thing she disliked and instead gushed about her new beau.
She said, "I think everything about him is awesome. I think he's one of the most incredible men I've ever met in my entire life, I swear to God, and I don't think he has a disgusting thing at all. I know I'm ridiculous at times, but he has blown me away with what an incredible person he is. I've never been treated so wonderful (sic)."
Wahlberg's previous marriage ended in 2008, while McCarthy also has one failed union under her belt - she split from actor/director John Mallory Asher, the father of her son Evan, in 2005. She has since romanced Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher.
"Evans grandpa died yesterday. William Asher. Best known 4 director of I Love Lucy and Bewitched. He was sweetest man ever and will b missed." Model/actress Jenny Mccarthy mourns the passing of her former father-in-law and the grandfather of her son Evan. The blonde beauty divorced the legendary TV director's son, John Mallory Asher, in 2005.
The model-turned-actress has been dating Carrey for four years and the couple has been living together since 2008.
But the former Playboy model insists she has no plans to exchange vows with The Mask star because she already considers herself "married" - and she would only ever rethink her decision for financial purposes.
She says, "I had a dream last night that I left him at the altar because I don't want to get married. We are married, we don't need a piece of paper. Maybe one day (we'll marry), when I'm 80 and I need a tax write off!"
McCarthy was previously married to actor/director John Mallory Asher, with whom she has a son, Evan. The couple filed for divorce in 2005 after six years as husband and wife.
Carrey is a double divorcee - he split from first wife Melissa Womer in 1995 after eight years of marriage, and went on to wed his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly in 1996. They split less than a year later.