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There's no denying it—The Bachelor is TV phenomenon and no one is immune to it.
Jimmy Kimmel is obsessed, often discussing it openly on his late night-talk show host, and Donnie Wahlberg is a huge fan. Often tweeting about it, Wahlberg has made his passion for the reality TV dating show known, even letting his wife, Jenny McCarthy, post hilarious videos of him crying while tuning in.
It seems that many were wondering why the New Kids On The Block singer was so into the show, so he penned an essay for the Chicago Sun Times Splash section explaining how his passion came to be. Titled When Boy Band Karma Meets The Bachelor, Wahlberg writes it's his penchant for sappy shows combined with karma that led him to loving the Chris Harrison-hosted show.
"This has to be some kind of karmic retribution. A turning of the tables for all of those husbands out there who had to put up with their wives wanting to go see the New Kids on The Block reunion concerts," he begins his essay. "Sweet revenge for the nice-guy hubbies who had to put up with their wives talking about how hunky Jordan was, cute Joey still is or how much of a 'bad boy' Donnie was, during his Public Enemy T-shirt-wearing rebellious phase."