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Relationships are not all about the happy moments, it’s also the bittersweet moment during the lows. However, at this point, many relationships crack under pressure partly due to a lack of communication. In an interview with Drew Barrymore, actress, model, activist, and media personality Jenny McCarthy opened up about the proactive measures she took to ensure her relationship and marriage to “Blue Blood” actor Donnie Wahlberg a success.
Famous for their incredible work on the silver screen, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are among Hollywood’s favorite couples, their romance straight out of a fairytale book. Many people have often wondered how the couple remained in love despite their busy schedule after all these years together. Jenny is finally spilling the tea on the secret of their undying love for each other.
Opening up to Drew Barrymore on the April 20 episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the 48-year-old media personality affirmed that she felt an instantaneous connection to her now-husband, Donnie, on their first meeting. Still, even then, she understood that every good thing in life required some effort to work.
At the beginning of the relationship, Jenny shared that she took some time to self-reflect, asking essential questions. She decided to tell Donnie to a couples therapy in a proactive measure even before they can have the first fight. She explained that although asking for treatment before a problem is uncommon, she viewed it as a brilliant tool in figuring out how they both function individually in a time of crisis, which will ultimately understand each other better.
The “Masked Singer” star continued that the therapy has been a priceless tactic that helped their relationship as it gave them tools and ideas of what to do during the fights and low moments in the relationship. Waxing stronger in love, Jenny and Donnie celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in 2020 and renewed their wedding vows every year.
Over the years, Jenny and Donnie have remained open about their relationship sharing the moments with their fans. In 2017, Donnie shared that the secret to a happy home is the ability to self-reflect on a problem before it escalates, trace its cause and work on it together as a couple without undue expectations or pressure on a partner.
The lovebirds also extend the cocoon of their love to each other’s separate families. They both decided not to have kids of their own and instead blended their respective families and kids adjusting into one big happy family. After the passing of Donnie’s mother, Alma Wahlberg, who had dementia, Jenny took to Instagram to pay tribute to the family matriarch. In the post, Jenny disclosed her sweet relationship with her mother-in-law and wrote, “To my sweet Alma. I couldn’t have wished for a better mother-in-law. Always kind, always made me feel loved, and she will always be an inspiration to so many. Love you so much, Alma.”
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