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    Jenny McCarthy Worried Donnie Wahlberg Might Be Gay Before They Began Dating

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    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.

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    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."

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    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.)

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    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!"

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