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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Donnie Wahlberg

By Jane Claymore / Published on Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 18:14 PM / No Comments / 6 views


Donnie Wahlberg has been a popular celebrity for decades ever since starting out as one of the founding members of New Kids on the Block. He has since found success in acting, hosting and reality TV and no matter how many years go by, loyal fans can never get enough of the charming star. Despite being in the spotlight ever since he was a teenager, there are still many things not known about Donnie, so while fans know he is charming, talented and hilarious, here are 8 things you probably never new about Donnie Wahlberg:

8. Losing Touch

Despite beginning their careers together, and going on to significant stardom in the entertainment industry, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg rarely talk about their relationship which surprises some fans of the famous brothers. After Mark didn’t attend Donnie’s wedding in 2014 it was clear the brothers weren’t very close anymore and in 2016, Donnie spoke about their relationship now, stating, “Obviously we’re brothers and partners in business and our relationship is fine, but it’s different. We’ve grown so far apart, just through work and career and things that are important.”

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7. Early Life

Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. was born on August 17, 1969 in Boston to Alma Elaine and Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr. Donnie was the eighth of nine children born to Donald Sr. and Alma with four older brothers, Arthur, Jim, Paul, and Robert, and three older sisters, Tracey, Michelle, and Debbie, and the youngest sibling is Mark Wahlberg. Growing up, Donald Sr. worked as a delivery driver while Alma was a bank clerk and nurse’s aide. When Donnie was 12 years old, his parents split and with some of the older kids already out of the house, Donnie and Mark decided to live with their mother.

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