Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy Have Hot Chocolate Together Every Night

10/17/2014 at 09:52 AM ET

Jenny and Donnie
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For newlywed Donnie Wahlberg, life at home with wife Jenny McCarthy is certainly sweet.

“Jenny and I have hot chocolate together every night,” Wahlberg told PEOPLE at the Say Hello with Keurig 2.0 pop-up in New York City on Wednesday. “I know a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t sound glamorous but it’s those quiet moments with us as a family that are my favorite. We have our own things during the day, but this is our time to cuddle up and catch up on our days.”

Professionally, life for the couple has been “non-stop” since they got married over Labor Day weekend: Wahlberg continues to star on CBS’s Blue Bloods, produce and star in A&E’s Wahlburgers and perform with the New Kids on the Block, while McCarthy hosts her new SiriusXM radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny.

“I know it may seem like we’re extroverts because we spend so much time in front of the camera and we’ll talk about openly about our lives, but Jenny and I are real homebodies,” he says. “We’re not really party people. If we had our way, we would just lay in bed all day watching Naked & Afraid.”

Despite his domestic inclinations, you’re probably not going to find Wahlberg cooking up a multi-course meal in the kitchen anytime soon.

Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy
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“Jenny does most of the cooking at home and she’s really good at it. And that’s a good thing because I’m not much help in the kitchen. If you want some toast with butter, I’m your guy,” says Wahlberg, who is partnering with Keurig to offer winners a chance to meet him for a coffee date in N.Y.C.

Of course, even homebodies need to escape sometimes: So a long-awaited honeymoon is up next for the newlyweds, someplace “not cold,” hints Wahlberg. “We’re looking forward to getting away, relaxing and spending some uninterrupted time together … with hot chocolates every night.”

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Erica on

That’s really sweet. It seems like such a small thing to do together, but my time having cocoa with my grandpa are some of the best moments of my life. I need to revive our cocoa tradition at my own home!🙂

charlotte on

Well they are just the new Ward and June Cleaver!

bill on

I really respect this couple for maintaining that privacy.

really on

Seriously? I had to click on this to see if my eyes were playing tricks on me. WHO CARES?!?!?!?!?!? Dumbest article ever. Congrats People.

Lia on

I love it. Simple, sweet and a good way to make their married very intimate.

guest on

Relaxing with a drink together? How cutting edge.

Psychic One on

That should pack on the pounds!

Catherine on

“Hot chocolate”? Is that what they’re calling it these days?

Tina on

That’s sweet but who’s asking what they do together? Who cares?

mary on

Doesn’t hot chocolate cause autism?

Steacy on


I’m a die hard NKOTB fan, but she’s bananas and not in a good way- I can’t even watch Wahlburgers because she’s now on that, as well. No.

No one cares. I only clicked on this link to leave this comment- not to read the story.

Anonymous on

I love this couple! He is probably talking about hot chocolate because it was at a Keurig event and they asked him what their favorite flavour is or something. Yes, People didn’t have to do a big write up about it but I still think they are adorable & glad they found each other.

sharon on

I think they are super cute together & glad they found each other. He probably is talking about hot chocolate because he was at a Keurig event & they most likely asked him what their favourite flavour was or something. Sure, People didn’t have to turn it into a big article, but it’s still cute.

momo on

“we’ll talk about openly about our lives” … before he met her, he NEVER talked about his personal life. Now he’s ok with his sex life being out in the open? (sigh)

Liz on

Kind of getting tired of hearing these two go on and on about their lives together. That’s great and all, but I’m a little tired of these articles. I know, I know, don’t click on the article.

locket on

“lie in bed all day” would have been grammatical. This guy has TWO television shows? How does that happen????

Those Keurig devices are vile, do you know how many square acres of plastic plastic plastic they have added to landfills???

that’s a very unattractive photo of her. Does her son live with them?> What is he doing while they drink their cocoa?

DonnieMama on

See how it is next cruise

Anonymous on

BORING! Who Cares?

Kimber on

Not really sure why I clicked into this article. I do like him on Blue Bloods. Her? I’ve always found her annoying and a bit of a nut case. If they make each other happy..meh..who am I to care. Probably won’t last as long as his TV show has.

Leigh on

I just threw up in my mouth. WHO CARES?

Guest on

How sweet….now can I take a moment to puke?Really, they sound like a bunch of old people. Donnie really did himself in marrying this bimbo.

Benita Ryan on

So happy for them!

maryann on

People Mag: Must be a really “slow” news day if this
is all you can come up with??!! Sad!

Anonymous on


Guest on

Can’t stand her! She is famous for getting naked! Used to like him before he hooked up with her! Lost a lot of respect for him in the past year!

Guest on

I liked him better when his private life was actually private! He has become a media whore just like her since they hooked up! She is bringing him down to her disgusting level!!!

Selena on

Hot chocolate today, in a few weeks he’ll be reaching for the vodka. If you think she’s wacky now, wait until menopause.

New Kids Fan on

I think they are adorable together!

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