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Donnie Wahlberg plays the role of Danny Reagan in the crime drama television series Blue Bloods. He’s the eldest son of Frank and Mary Reagan, as well as the older sibling of Erin, Jamie, and the late Joe Reagan. The character’s career is typically prosperous (minus a few suspensions), his love life is, unfortunately, not so much.

But what about Wahlberg, who plays the role of Danny Reagan? Can he sympathize with his character’s unlucky love life, or has life given him the exact opposite? Is Wahlberg married in real life, and if he is, then to who? Here’s what we know.

Danny Reagan’s unlucky love life

The Blue Bloods’ character had a short relationship in high school with a girl named Marianne Romano, before he met and married his longtime wife, Linda. The couple married in 1996 and had two sons together: Jack and Sean. While things were sometimes rocky, the relationship appeared to overall be a happy one. That was, until Linda Reagan died in an apparent helicopter crash at the end of the eighth season. That was back in 2017.

Now, almost a year and a half later, Reagan is still trying to cope with his loss. While there is some talk about the show presenting him with a new love interest, nothing has been confirmed yet. For now, the Blue Bloods character is still dealing with his loss in the usual mix of anger, sadness, and confusion.

Who is Donnie Wahlberg married to in real life?

Wahlberg is married to actress and television personality Jenny McCarthy. The two met in March of 2013 when Wahlberg was interviewed by his future wife on her VH1 program The Jenny McCarthy Show. The two were incredibly flirtatious on screen, and viewers could see sparks flying right away. It was not until July of that year, however, that the two began publicly dating.

Just under a year later, in April of 2014, Wahlberg proposed to McCarthy — and, obviously, she said yes. They got married a few short months later in a very small, personal ceremony in St. Charles, Illinois. They’ve been happily married since and recently celebrated their fourth anniversary together.

Was Donnie Wahlberg previously married?

Prior to his marriage with Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg was married to Kimberly Fey, who is an engineer. The couple were married on August 20, 1999. Although their relationship seemed destined to last forever, the couple ended up filing for divorce in 2008. The papers were finalized during 2010. 

Does Donnie Wahlberg have children?

Yes. Wahlberg had two sons with his first wife. His oldest son, Xavier Alexander Wahlberg, was born on March 4, 1993. Not much is known about Wahlberg’s eldest son, except that the 26-year-old had once joined a heavy metal band — but that didn’t work out, apparently.

Xavier’s younger brother, Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg, was born on August 20, 2001. He made an appearance in Donnie Loves Jenny in 2006, but otherwise the 17-year-old has mostly stayed out of the spotlight. Xavier and Elijah appear to be very close, however

Wahlberg also has a stepson in his marriage with Jenny McCarthy. Her son, Evan Joseph Asher, was born on May 8, 2002. The 16-year-old was diagnosed with autism, which is why Jenny McCarthy is such a big supporter of autism research.