The one thing I’ve learned from watching Donnie Loves Jenny is that Donnie Wahlberg is the most perfect husband ever. There’s not an episode where I don’t say out loud (to no one in particular), “They’re the cutest.” So it was a huge surprise when Wahlberg dropped the ball with a terrible birthday surprise for Jenny McCarthy.
To be fair to him, she kept saying that she didn’t want a party because she was dreading getting older. He, being a smart man, knew he should still do something for her. Except, being a clueless man, he decided that the best thing to do was to take her to a haunted house.
This was when I stopped believing Wahlberg was the perfect husband.
First of all, I love my birthday, so the entire concept of McCarthy not wanting to celebrate hers was foreign to me. But then, when Wahlberg decided the only way to make her birthday fun was to take her to a haunted house, I was completely out. In my book, that’s beyond him simply falling short of being perfect — that’s him being the worst!
And then 20 seconds later, I was back to loving how much he loves McCarthy. They’re seriously like adorable teenagers in love for the first time.
I’m not sure exactly what it is about them that’s so sweet. I think the fact that they bring out the goofy in each other makes them so endearing. They’re never serious or solemn for too long because they want to make each other laugh. It’s really an ideal relationship.
After making it through my rough patch of Wahlberg picking the haunted house as a birthday celebration and now coming out on the other side, I can genuinely say I hope these two don’t fall under the reality show curse. Theirs is a relationship I’m rooting for.
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