Jenny McCarthy had her doubts about Donnie Wahlberg before they began dating in July. During a radio interview with Scott and Todd from New York's 95.5 PLJ, the new View co-host said it took a while for the Blue Bloods star to ask her out, making her question Wahlberg's sexual orientation.
The couple first met in March on the set of McCarthy's Vh1 talk show. "I went a year without dating anybody," the buxom blonde recalled. "So I don't know if I was really randy or really ready, but he was there and I gave him my phone number." She added, "I've never given a guy my number, but I was interested."
McCarthy, 40, was dumbfounded when she didn't immediately hear from Wahlberg. "'It took two weeks for him to call me back, and I thought for sure he was playing for a different team, if you know what I'm saying," she said. "That's of course my ego, a girl's ego: ‘He must be married, he's gay, what's wrong?'"
(Wahlberg, 44, was married to Kim Fey from 1999 to 2008; they have two boys, Xavier and Elijah. McCarthy, meanwhile, was married to John Mallory Asher from 1999 to 2005; they have a son, Evan.)
When Wahlberg finally got in touch with McCarthy, the Playboy cover girl said they "talked for a while" and "took it slow."
Ever since then, McCarthy gushed, "It's been awesome!"