Wahlberg was married to Kim Fey for nine years until the two divorced in 2008. Mc Carthy has one son from a previous relationship.
On those long bus rides, and at Trotter School, Wahlberg developed a deep affection for the soul and rap music popular among his black friends.
Wahlberg's musical idol was Michael Jackson, and he taught himself the moonwalk and saved his allowance to buy a red leather jacket like the one Jackson wore in the iconic "Thriller" music video.
on August 17, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in a predominantly Irish-American neighborhood of the city.
He was the eighth of nine children; his younger sibling, Mark Wahlberg, is also a famous entertainer.
I learned it was best not to do that stuff when I saw what happened to my family members.
In 1984, he auditioned for music producer Maurice Starr, who immediately enlisted Wahlberg to form the centerpiece of New Kids on the Block. Mc Carthy announced their engagement on Famed singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg was born Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr.We thought everyone had all these kids, everyone lived like this." Though the family was extraordinarily close, attending church together every Sunday, arguments among siblings were frequent. "We'd fight over clothes, or who had the prettier girlfriend, which of us was the best athlete, stuff like that," he later recalled.In the 1970s, when Donnie Wahlberg began elementary school, Boston was embroiled in fierce controversy over the mandatory busing of schoolchildren to enforce the desegregation of public schools.And I was blessed with the love of my life and my son getting better.I can do without asking for anything else.” Earlier this year, she participated in BTIG’s Charity Day in New York City where she served as a guest stock trader and took calls on the global trading floor to raise funds for Generation Rescue.Wahlberg's mother, Alma Wahlberg, worked as a nurse's assistant at nearby St.