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Jenny McCarthy, wearing a yellow sapphire engagement ring, embraces fiance Donnie Wahlberg on ABCs The View on April 16, 2014. McCarthy, a co-host on the show, announced their engagement that morning. - Provided courtesy of ABC Photo / Heidi Gutman
04/16/2014

Jenny McCarthy announced on April 16, 2014 that she and Donnie Wahlberg are engaged. Check out photos of her wearing her yellow sapphire engagement ring after making her announcement on "The View" and while getting a Sally Hansen manicure at a nail salon.

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07/30/2013
Jenny McCarthy appears in an undated promotional photo for her 2013 talk show The Jenny McCarthy Show. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Check out 21 facts about Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy model and now a 'The View' co-host, TV personality, actress and mom.

04/16/2014
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg appear at Howard Sterns 60th birthday bash, presented by Sirius XM, in New York on Jan. 31, 2014. McCarthy announced on April 16, 2014 that she and Wahlberg are engaged. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Kristina Bumphrey / Startraksphoto.com

Congrats to Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg -- they are engaged!

The 41-year-old announced the news on Wednesday, April 16, on the ABC show "The View," where she serves as a co-host. She also showed off her yellow sapphire engagement ring in a private photo shoot at a nail salon (check out the photos here). McCarthy and Donnie, a 44-year-old star of CBS' "Blue Bloods," brother of Mark Wahlberg and member of pop group New Kids on the Block, began dating last year.

04/16/2014
The View co-hosts Whoppi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters appear in a photo taken for the shows 17th season in 2013. - Provided courtesy of ABC/Donna Svennevik

This ought to make for an interesting round of "Hot Topics."

ABC announced on April 16 that "The View" will reunite all 11 panelists, past and present, during Barbara Walter's grand farewell week. The co-hosts will appear together live during the show's May 15 episode, a day before Walters' makes her final appearance as a regular on the daytime talk show.

02/02/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears at the SVEDKA Vodkas Anti-Valentines Day Bash at AGENCY Boutique Nightclub in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Michael Williams / StarTraksPhoto.com

Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra "Singled Out" "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven at the "Seven Minutes in Heaven" room at SVEDKA Vodka's Anti-Valentine's Day Bash at AGENCY Boutique Nightclub in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2012.

McCarthy co-hosted the MTV dating competition series "Singled Out" with Chris Hardwick between 1995 and 1997, after which Electra took over until the show was canceled in 1998. The SVEDKA party was also attended by former "Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka and girlfriend Ashley Ann Vickers, as well as Adrianne Curry, who threw darts at a photo of her ex Christopher Knight, on SVEDKA's famous ex dart board

02/15/2013
Jenny McCarthy kisses and poses with U.S. Navy member Benjamin Moore on Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve on Dec. 31, 2012. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Jenny McCarthy defended her cousin, "Bridesmaids" and "Identity Thief" star Melissa McCarthy, in a new interview when asked about the criticism Melissa received about her weight by a movie critic.

In his review of the film "Identity Thief," New York Observer movie critic Rex Reed points out McCarthy's weight several times by calling her "a female hippo," "tractor-sized" and "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success."

01/02/2013
Jenny McCarthy kisses U.S. Navy member Benjamin Moore on Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve on Dec. 31, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Dick Clark Productions / ABC

Jenny McCarthy kissed a sailor and turned it up to 11 to ring in 2013 while co-hosting "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

The 40-year-old TV personality had joked about her 2012 dating attempts during the ABC special and asked viewers to vote online for the type of person she should kiss at midnight -- a New York City firefighter, a member of the U.S. military or an "average Joe." Reps for the show also promoted the poll on Twitter and Facebook.

12/20/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears on the cover of Shape magazines January / February 2013 issue. - Provided courtesy of Shape / The American Media, Inc. / Weider Publications

Jenny McCarthy poses in a bikini and shows off her abs in a recent photo shoot for SHAPE magazine, which features her on the cover of the January / February 2013 issue.

This marks the second time the TV host, who turned 40 in November, graces the cover of the health and fitness publication since May 2009. McCarthy, a single mother of a 10-year-old son, has also posed for Playboy six times.

08/19/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on February 6, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/JennyMcCarthyOfficial

Newly single Jenny McCarthy was seen partying away in Las Vegas on Friday, August 17.

The 39-year-old actress was spotted with her sister and some friends at Mirage's 1 OAK Nightclub, according to People magazine. When asked about the split, McCarthy reportedly said "I'm good."

08/16/2012
Jenny McCarthy talks to OnTheRedCarpet.coms parent company KABC Television about hosting New Years Rockin Eve, which airs on ABC on Dec. 31, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jenny McCarthy appears to be a single woman once again, as her brief romance with an NFL athlete has fizzled.

The 39-year-old said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday, August 16, that she and Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, 34, have called it quits.

06/25/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears on the cover of Playboy magazines July / August 2012 issue. - Provided courtesy of Playboy

Jenny McCarthy, 39, recently posed nude for Playboy and graces the cover of the magazine for the sixth time.

The TV host, who was named Playmate of the Year in 1994, is featured in the July/August 2012 issue, which hits stores on June 29. An 8-page nude pictorial of McCarthy, shot by photographer Steve Shaw, is included inside.

05/17/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on February 6, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/JennyMcCarthyOfficial

Jenny McCarthy's career seems to have come full circle - returning to her roots with a Playboy pictorial and a dating show.

McCarthy, who got her start appearing in Playboy in 1993, said she would like to pose naked in the magazine one last time before she turns 40 in November. She got her wish and will appear nude in the July 2012 issue of the men's magazine.

06/06/2012
Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthys son Evan appear in a photo posted on the actors official Twitter page on April 19, 2010. - Provided courtesy of Twitpic.com/1gvyus

Jim Carrey is upset over Jenny McCarthy's claims that the actor abandoned her 10-year-old autistic son Evan after their split in 2010.

"I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan's well being," Carrey said in a statement, responding to McCarthy's criticism. "It's unfortunate that Evan's privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always."

05/26/2012
Jenny McCarthy appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on February 6, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/JennyMcCarthyOfficial

Jenny McCarthy confirmed she is dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, following months of speculation.

"I can confirm that yes it's true, we are dating," McCarthy told reporters at the Generation Rescue autism charity event on May 24, according to NBC. "Go Bears, that's all I can say."

04/19/2012
Jenny McCarthy talks to OnTheRedCarpet.coms parent company KABC Television about hosting New Years Rockin Eve, which airs on ABC on Dec. 31, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jenny McCarthy has kept quiet about rumors she is dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher but when she recently talked to reporters about a new series she's hosting, McCarthy did tease that there might be someone special in her life.

"I'm interested in someone," McCarthy reportedly told journalists on April 18 when asked if she is seeing anyone, according to People magazine. The comedian and actress was promoting the NBC competition series "Love in the Wild" in Pasadena, California.

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