Story of Donnie Wahlberg Losing His Sister on the Day His Niece Was Born
It was a bittersweet feeling for Donnie Wahlberg when he lost his sister on the day his niece was born.
On September 2, 2003, the actor’s sister, Deborah Donnelly-Wahlberg, died of a heart attack at age 43.
"We’ve realized we both have sons that are the same age [and] they both fell in love with each other."
Mark Wahlberg's first child was born on that day
Hours after Mark’s daughter was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Deborah took her last breath while being treated for a suspected kidney stone in Boston, Massachusetts.
This tragedy seems to be well behind Donnie, whose career continues to soar, being the main character on CBS’s hit series, “Blue Bloods.”
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Dallas, and the Great State of Texas in general, where does one even begin??? Simply amazing! You have been there for us forever! I’m so humbled and thankful to the amazing fans who supported us this week and for the last 30 plus years! We’ll be back to El Paso in a few days but I cannot let this night pass without saying a big old TEXAS sized THANK YOU to DALLAS, HOUSTON, CORPUS CHRISTI and SAN ANTONIO! #loveeternal ❤️
Donnie Wahlberg's career
Donnie first shot to fame as the frontman of the band New Kids on the Block.
Outside of his busy career, Donnie is a father to three sons – two from his previous marriage and a stepson from his wife Jenny McCarthy.
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Wishing this young man — @markwahlberg — the happiest of birthdays! We’ve had an amazing journey through this lifetime, but nothing has been more enjoyable than the past few years building a business together while rebuilding and strengthening our lifetime bond. Proud of you in so many ways — as a parent, as an entertainer, as an entrepreneur and (of course) as a brother. But also as a friend. I love you so much baby brother! Happy Birthday! 🎉❤️🙏🏼💯🙌🏼🎂#BabyDonnieAndMonkey #MahhhhkAndDawwwnie #BornDay
Donnie's post on Father's Day 2019
During Father’s Day, the actor shared a throwback photo of himself with his two sons. He wrote a heartwarming caption:
"#HappyFathersDay to the millions of other lucky guys (like myself) who have the honor of calling themselves a dad and sharing in the most important responsibility that a man will ever have in his lifetime — fatherhood. Keep doing your very best! It will always be good enough!"
Donnie and his wife Jenny, who tied the knot in 2014, are living happily with their children and are content with the size of their family. Jenny has a son with her ex-husband, John Asher. In one interview, Jenny said:
“We both wish if there was more years in the clock that [having kids] could happen. But, you know what? We’ve realized we both have sons that are the same age [and] they both fell in love with each other. They’re teenagers, so they might not admit it, but they do love each other.”