By Jessica Herndon
Single no more! Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, who tied the knot in August, are in newlywed bliss -- especially after finding her wedding ring! After admitting she lost her 10-carat yellow sapphire sparkler, the "Blue Bloods" and New Kid on the Block hunk tells Wonderwall that the ring has been found. As he gears up to host and showcase photography at Canon's PIXMA PRO City Senses Pop-Up Gallery in Boston on Sept. 17, Donnie chatted about locating Jenny's ring, their favorite sleeping position, and if they plan to have more kids.
Wonderwall: Congratulations on your nuptials! Jenny admitted that she'd already lost her wedding ring. Are you ring shopping again?
"We lost it for about two hours. We found it. It was in the bed sheets. It was off because the diamonds scrape a little bit and she doesn't like scraping me and it was private time. She thought she put it on the nightstand. I thought she put it in the bed and sure enough it was in the sheet. My detective work from 'Blue Bloods' panned out and it was down in the laundry room of the hotel."
WW: So you searched the laundry room for her ring?
"I literally tore the hotel room apart and I went down to hotel security and they went down to the laundry room and found it."
WW: Have you had time to honeymoon yet?
"We had a brief couple days in Chester, NY at our favorite place in the world called Glenmere Mansion. We're both working a lot. Jenny is preparing for her new Sirius gig and it was also Evan, Jenny's son and my stepson's first day of school the Tuesday after the wedding. We had to get right back into life. We'll have a real honeymoon later. Not much later. She's not the type to wait 10 years for anything. She's going to make us have one real soon."
WW: What is home life like?
"When we sleep we have pretty much one sleeping position, which is her head on my chest, wrapped in my arms, snuggled up on my left side. We don't move. We fall asleep and six hours later wake up in the exact same position. I've never slept flat on my back my entire life since this relationship. It's really a fun thing. It's amazing to wake up to her every morning and be intertwined."
WW: Any plans to have more kids?
"I have two boys. She has one boy. We're all done."
WW: Both of your careers really exploded in the '80s and '90s. Did you have a crush on Jenny back then?
"Not really. I didn't really pay much attention to her. She's said that I was her favorite New Kid. Obviously I was aware of who she was and I watched 'Singled Out.' I thought she was gorgeous. But I'm grateful. I wasn't ready be married and be in the situation that I am with her now. Nor was she, so I think it worked out perfectly. We met exactly when we were supposed to and we went on our first date exactly when we were supposed to and it's all turned out to be wonderful. She's the love of my life and I'm really happy."
WW: Jenny has such a strong personality. Do you ever feel intimated?
"I like to think that I have a pretty strong personality too. I think we're very similar. It doesn't feel like she's a stronger personality to me. But for me being the guy, she's never really had anyone help out. When we drop Evan off at school now it's like, 'Hey, wait a minute.' She's loosened up the reins a little bit. And I've always said that the girl that I'm with has to allow me to stop outside of a hotel and take 50 pictures with my fans. Well, Jenny will stop and take 100. Ironically, my ego was confronted. But it's even better to have somebody who will do it with you. Now we have someone who is like a mirror reflection and it's like, it's not scary. It's a good thing."
WW: Will we see any photos of Jenny in this exhibit?
"The pictures I take of my wife are for me exclusively. The pictures [in the gallery] represent my take on my upbringing in Boston. One of the pictures specifically, it's a little kid playing in a fountain at the Christian Science Center in Boston. In looking at the pictures, I am standing behind my brother Mark when he was two or three years old in his diaper with no shirt on, being the future Calvin Klein model playing in the fountain. I was right behind him looking after him."
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