Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have gone public with their romance as they walked the red carpet at a Dancing with the Stars Charity Event. McCarthy stepped out with the New Kids on the Block singer last Saturday.
Matching in black, the new couple kept close while walking the red carpet together at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Wahlberg, 44, wore a tux while was stunned in a revealing low-cut dress.
The entertainers frequently tweeted each other before taking it to the next step, with Wahlberg even appearing as a guest on McCarthy’s previous talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show.
“Yes, they recently started dating and are having a lot of fun,” a source told Us at the time. “They had a blast 4th of July hanging out with a bunch of their friends.”
With a new relationship to enjoy, both McCarthy and Wahlberg will also be keeping busy with their careers in the upcoming months. Wahlberg’s TV series Blue Bloods was renewed for Season 4, and the comedienne will be joining The View as a permanent co-host. Season 17 of The View premieres on ABC on Sept. 9.
McCarthy grew close to Wahlberg after he was a guest on her VH1 talk show in March. It was clear to viewers that there was a mutual attraction as the pair flirted on air. They can probably thank the show for their new romance.
“Do you talk dirty while you’re having sex?,” Jenny asked during the innuendo-filled segment.
He replied, “I do,” then appeared to giggle and whisper into her ear.
McCarthy wrote about the flirtation on her blog stating, “Let’s just say we visually give 50 Shades of Grey a run for its money.”
“It gets steamy. I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old,” she wrote about the interview. “By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED,” she added.
In July, US Weekly first reported the couple were dating quoting a source who said they were spending July 4th together.