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Donnie Wahlberg's Autistic Stepson, Who Helped Him Propose to Jenny McCarthy, Found His 'Princess'

Oyin Balogun
Jul 04, 2022
10:30 P.M.
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Despite his autism, Evan Asher looks to have found the love of his life years after helping his mother and stepfather take their romance to the next level.

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New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg walked into "The Jenny McCarthy Show" as a guest in March 2013, not knowing how that encounter would change his life.

Like what we have grown accustomed to from most talk shows, host Jenny McCarthy picked the topics of their discussions carefully, but somehow the pair found themselves talking cheeky about bedroom activities.

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg attend Variety's 3rd Annual Salute To Service at Cipriani 25 Broadway on November 06, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg attend Variety's 3rd Annual Salute To Service at Cipriani 25 Broadway on November 06, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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Wahlberg, who had divorced his ex-wife Kim Fey after nine years of marriage, could not help but smile after McCarthy asked what kind of pillow talk he does.

After McCarthy asked if he talks dirty during sex, Wahlberg chuckled and admitted that he does and when the former remarked that some guys do it wrong, the singer reiterated that he does his dirty talk very well with a laugh.

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All these happened while the two sucked on lollipops and stared at each other, and watching them, we could tell the pair had some sexual tension floating around.

After the show ended, McCarthy tweeted at Wahlberg, thanking him for being on the show and how she could not wait for people to watch them get to first base on live TV.

Weeks after his appearance on the show reports emerged that Wahlberg and McCarthy had become an item. However, the news did not surprise most people based on the chemistry they exhibited on the show.

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The pair also had nothing stopping them from starting a relationship. Wahlberg had separated from ex-wife Kim Fey who he shared two kids, Xavier Alexander and Elijah Hendrix. They divorced in 2008.

McCarthy, who had dated comedian Jim Carey for more than five years before they broke up, also has one son, Evan, from a previous relationship.

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy during the TARGET Presents AFI Night At The Movies at ArcLight on October 1, 2008 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy during the TARGET Presents AFI Night At The Movies at ArcLight on October 1, 2008 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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McCarthy's son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism, a brain development disorder, when he was just two years old. Kids with such conditions often face social challenges like communication or behavioral issues.

Yet McCarthy's son's issues did not stop her relationship with Wahlberg from blossoming. She even spoke about it during a pre-taped appearance on the "Bethenny Show."

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at the Dancing with the Stars Charity event hosted by Jenny McCarthy on August 24, 2013 at Hotel Baker in St Charles, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at the Dancing with the Stars Charity event hosted by Jenny McCarthy on August 24, 2013 at Hotel Baker in St Charles, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images

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The show host confessed she would say yes if Wahlberg ever asked her to marry him. She was even prepared to ask him herself.

McCarthy revealed she had stayed off dating for one year with the determination to reject any advances made to her. However, if someone managed to break through her defenses, she would follow through with the relationship.

McCarthy, who revealed she made the first move by giving Wahlberg her number, said although she had said she wouldn't get married again, one could not rule it out entirely.

EVAN HELPS HIS STEPFATHER AND MOTHER TIE THE KNOT

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 Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy in the "Semifinals"episode of THE MASKED SINGER. | Source: Getty Images

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy in the "Semifinals"episode of THE MASKED SINGER. | Source: Getty Images

On April 16, 2014, McCarthy could not hide her joy when she announced her engagement to Wahlberg while starring as a co-host on the show "The View."

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The mother of one jumped up and down in joy live on TV after showing off her ring to her fellow hosts. She then proceeded to narrate how the whole thing went down.

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According to her, she and Wahlberg were sitting together when he suddenly got up and went into another room with her son, Evan. Afterward, the little boy came out and handed her a card that said "Will."

Evan ran away and returned with another card that said "You." McCarthy declared she started crying at this point, and then Evan went into the room with another card saying "Marry" but spelled wrongly.

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She already knew what was happening when Wahlberg eventually appeared with the word "Me" written on his shirt and then got down on his knees to ask the question. McCarthy said:

"Of course, I said 'Yes'. In that moment Evan yelled 'I have another dad!' and it made all of us cry."

The host beamed and concluded by declaring she felt like the luckiest girl in the world being engaged to Wahlberg. On August 31, 2014, the duo made their union official by walking down the aisle and kissing at the altar in St. Charles, Illinois, Chicago. Wahlberg and McCarthy exchanged marital vows in front of 90 guests in a romantic 20 minutes wedding ceremony.

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WAHLBERG AND MCCARTHY HAPPY FAMILY

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Since their wedding ceremony, Wahlberg and McCarthy's bond has gone from strength to strength. The singer also has a strong relationship with her now-grown son Evan.

Speaking about their marriage and relationship, Wahlberg disclosed that besides cooking him a great Thanksgiving dinner, she is also a great wife and stepmom.

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The singer also disclosed that his sons connect well with McCarthy, while he also connects very well with Evan. Unlike his sons, who would not show affection, Evan is super affectionate and will tell you how he feels.

While McCarthy gets to have intellectual conversations with Wahlberg's sons, he, in turn, uniquely connects with Evan. During his birthdays, the singer would post messages wishing his stepson a happy birthday on his social media.

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The couple has learned different styles of connecting and co-existing with their kids, and things have worked out great. Meanwhile, McCarthy also feels grateful for how their relationship has turned out. During the interview, she confessed:

“There’s no words that actually even come close to the meaning that I feel. I’m most thankful for his unconditional love. And not only for me, though, to my son. Is there anyone out there, especially with special needs and the fact that this Romeo came along and not only swooped me off my feet but my son.”

EVAN FINDS LOVE

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After helping his mother and stepfather get together, Evan looks to have found a soulmate of his, judging by his Instagram posts.

He has constantly been posting about a lady named Natalie Isabella and gushing about her on his Instagram. He even calls her "My Princess" in many of the posts.

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In one of the posts, Evan reiterated his love for Natalie with a lovely picture of the two. He captioned the image with some heartwarming things about their relationship. Evan wrote:

“This beautiful amazing lady made me so happy inside. She is the love of my life. She will be my one true love forever. She made a big heart inside of me because she has a great soul. I love my baby so much.”

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In another one of his posts, Evan congratulated Natalie as she graduated from St. Charles East High School. He disclosed how proud he felt about her achievement.

The pair look so happy together in the various pictures posted on their social media, and we can only cheer the lovebirds on. After making sure that his mom found her happy ever after, every one can agree that Evan deserves his too.

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