Millions of viewers got an up-close-and-personal look at Jenny McCarthy’s midnight kisses with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg when she co-hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday night.

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But it’s nothing new for her View co-host Sherri Shepherd.

“I love Donnie Wahlberg,” the married mom, 46, tells me while promoting Align’s Get Gutsy campaign in NYC. “I’ve been a New Kids On The Block fan for a long time, and in particular, a Donnie Wahlberg fan. I’ve got the memorabilia! I love it. And I get to see him even more than I ever got to see him because he’s dating Jenny.”

She adds, “They love to kiss in front of me, so I’m loving life.”

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Not the jealous type, she wishes them well and believes the lovebirds are a perfect match.


“They like to have fun,” Sherri says.  They’re both from the Midwest. They’ve both got Midwest values.”

Her bond with Jenny runs deep.

“I’ve known her for twelve years,” she says. “We did two sitcom pilots together. She brings a spirit of joy to everything she does. She makes it fun to come to work every day. “

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Has Sherri ever double-dated with the pair?

“Oh honey, that is a fantasy I would love to see come true.”

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