Are Mark and Donnie Wahlberg feuding? The tabloid media has been making up stories again. Let’s check in on the Wahlberg brothers.
Wahlberg Brothers Torn Apart By Their Wives?
According to very dubious reports, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg no longer see much of each other because their wives absolutely despise each other. Donnie has been married to actress Jenny McCarthy since 2014, but sources say she never hit it off with Mark’s wife, Rhea Durham.
The bogus claims all seem to go back to one thing—that Mark and Donnie’s relationship never quite recovered after the Father Stu actor failed to attend Donnie and McCarthy’s wedding. Mark couldn’t make the wedding, and from that was born a whole slew of false stories blowing it all way out of proportion. Most of the sketchy reports claimed the “real” reason Mark and Rhea didn’t make was that Rhea didn’t want to be around McCarthy. Of course, it wasn’t, as it was because of other family obligations. Mark and Rhea have a lot going on with four kids at home, so it could have been for any number of legitimate reasons.
Wahlberg Wives Waging War?
While we can’t say for sure how Jenny McCarthy and Rhea Durham feel about each other, we aren’t quite buying this story either. Ever since McCarthy married into the Wahlberg family, tabloids and gossip columns alike have speculated that she and Durham don’t get along, so they never really had a chance to prove them wrong. This same rumor has been spread time and time again over the years, and now it’s treated as an open secret.
But that’s the unfortunate snowballing effect of celebrity gossip: Once a rumor is out there, it never quite goes away. Tabloids will continue to dig it up, dust it off, and present it as new information. But we’re here to tell you that there’s just no substantial evidence to prove any tension between McCarthy and Durham. Sure, Mark and Durham didn’t make it to Donnie’s wedding, but they were sure to post a video with their whole family congratulating them on their big day and apologizing for not coming in person.
Are Mark And Donnie Wahlberg Close?
Donnie told People in 2020 that it wasn’t their wives that kept him and Mark apart, but rather their careers. “Obviously we’re brothers and partners in business and our relationship is fine, but it’s different,” he said. “We’ve grown so far apart, just through work and career and things that are important.”
In March 2022, Donnie told Metro that he would love to make a movie with Mark. “I think as we get older, if the right opportunity comes up we would absolutely do something together.”
Family members often get pulled in separate directions through no fault of their own, and it seems like that’s what’s happened with Mark and Donnie. They aren’t camping on opposite sides of the country to keep their wives apart—they’ve just naturally drifted away from each other over the years. But one thing they seem to be in agreement on is that the love is still there.