Jenny McCarthy is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg. She made the announcement on Wednesday, April 16, on the ABC show “The View,” where she’s a co-host.
“I just got engaged!” McCarthy said emotionally on “The View,” adding that her son Evan helped with the surprise proposal from Donnie Wahlberg.
She explained, “This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said ‘Will.’ And he ran away and came back with a card that said ‘You,’ and I knew what was happening and I just started crying. And then he came out with a card that said ‘Marry,’ but it was spelled ‘Mary,’ and the last time Donnie came out with Evan and Evan’s shirt said ‘Me?’ and he was holding the ring. He asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ I of course said yes. And in that moment, Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad! I have another dad.’ And it was just—it made all of us cry,” she said. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. He’s so wonderful.”
Jenny McCarthy’s engagement ring is a massive 10 carat yellow sapphire surrounded by a border of smaller white diamonds.
Daniel Arik, owner of Newport Jewelers, gave the exclusive details on Jenny McCarthy’s engagement to Eonline.
“Donnie was referred to us by a good friend,” Arik tells E! News. “He came in just before St. Patrick’s Day. He had an idea of what he wanted and was part of the design process.”
“When he first came in, we showed him a few rings and he chose bits and pieces from each ring that he liked, we then combined what he liked and created a custom ring,” he explained.
Arik said the color of the ring was a given because, “Jenny wanted the yellow.”
“The ring is over 10 carats. The band is 18-karat white gold although you can’t see the band because it’s covered with diamonds,” Arik said. “We did a custom basket for the sapphire. There is a row of diamonds around the center and from the side view there is a custom made gallery of diamonds.”
“He was blown away, he absolutely loved it,” Arik added.
So when does the couple plan on getting married? McCarthy said, “We’re thinking of having an August wedding or maybe stretching it out a year.”
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