Jenny McCarthy Reveals What Made Her Push for Therapy With Donnie Wahlberg

Jenny McCarthy told Drew Barrymore why she decided to convince Donnie Wahlberg to start therapy, despite worrying he'd think she's "crazy." Watch her explanation here.

By Ryan Gajewski Apr 21, 2021 7:29 AMTags
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Jenny McCarthy is singling out the moment when she knew the time was right to start therapy with Donnie Wahlberg.

The 48-year-old former Singled Out host visited The Drew Barrymore Show on Tuesday, April 20. During the episode, she told host Drew Barrymore that although she experienced instant and indescribable chemistry with the Blue Bloods actor, who she wed in August 2014, everything in life requires some level of effort. 

"Even Prince Charming and the fairy tale doesn't come without work," Jenny said. "I loved him so much as soon as I met him, I was like, 'How do I not mess this up? I'm going to ask him, before we even have our first fight, if we can go to therapy together. He might think I'm crazy, but I want to be able to figure out some tools and discover how we both fight. Do both of us shut down if we're mad at each other, or does one need to communicate?'"

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She continued, "And by sitting down with a therapist, and us figuring out, 'Oh, that's what you do when you fight—this is what I do.' And then the therapist gave us tools to say, 'OK, when this happens, this is what you do.' And I'm telling you, it was one of the greatest ideas ever to go to therapy before there's a problem, to figure out how to have those conversations with each other."

The Masked Singer star added that the tactic has "been priceless" for the longevity of their relationship. 

Clearly, whatever they're doing is working. To celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary in August 2020, Jenny posted to Instagram, "I'm truly the luckiest girl in the world. I adore you."

Watch her candid interview in the above video. 

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