Mark Wahlberg is reportedly missing his brother Donnie's wedding, and some reports are claiming it's because the Transformers actor isn't a fan of his future sister-in-law, Jenny McCarthy. Donnie and McCarthy are due to be married today (Saturday 30th August) but Mark and his wife Rhea Durham are missing the festivities as their daughter's birthday party is on the same day.
Donnie and McCarthy are set to tie the knot today in New York City in front of 80 guests, according to the Boston Herald. Mark is attending his daughter Ella's birthday party in Los Angeles. Ella's birthday isn't until Tuesday but Mark is scheduled to film Ted 2 during the week so was allegedly unavailable. But sources claim Mark's absence from Donnie's wedding isn't simply a scheduling issue.
Sources claim Mark and Rhea are not especially close to Donnie and McCarthy, contrary to what McCarthy claims in interviews. According to TMZ, Rhea was also irritated by a recent interview McCarthy gave on Howard Stern. McCarthy, as the NY Daily News reports, announced "I got the best Wahlberg" and further claimed Mark "approved of this marriage".
McCarthy is best known as a former Playboy Playmate and co-host of The View in 2013. She and actor, singer and producer Donnie first began dating in July 2013 after meeting on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live. They announced their engagement in April of this year.
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg announced their engagement in April and will be married today in New York.
Despite reports claiming there is disharmony in the Wahlberg family, Mark and Donnie have both publically sent their best wishes to one another and Mark's representative is denying any discord. Mark took to Twitter to congratulate Donnie and McCarthy, writing "so happy for you both today." Whilst Donnie wished Mark's daughter Ella a happy birthday and thanked Mark and Rhea for the "adorable video" they had evidently sent to him and McCarthy.
The marriage is the second for both as McCarthy was previously married to actor John Mallory AsherJim Carrey, with whom she has a son Evan. She was also in a long term relationship with comic from 2005-2010. Donnie was previously married to Kim Fey and they divorced in 2008 after nine years of marriage. Donnie has two children from his previous marriage.