My Life Culminated on The Jenny McCarthy Show

BOSTON, MA - JULY 08:  Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

My relationship with the Donnie & Jenny Wahlberg is cray. So basically, I’ve been friends with Donnie (Boy band leader/actor) since I was 20-years-old, which was when New Kids on the Block reunited. It’s a long story as to how I’m a Blockhead who wasn’t born in the late 70s/early 80s. The short version is my sister and I discovered them thanks to VH1 in 2004 and we lived in our own NKOTB world for a while. My friends in high school thought I was a huge loser for bringing my orange vintage NKOTB lunch box to school and for wearing my acid wash, oversized jean jacket. I gave zero fuckeroos. I knew what was good in life. Four years later, our actual dreams came true and the band reunited in what may be the most successful reuniting of all time. Donnie and I thought my sister and I were hilarious and adorable so he’d hang out with us innocently before and after concerts. He was actually the first person to ever tell us we were well-suited for reality TV. You’ll he all of that in the below interview…

Fast forward, Donnie starts dating Jenny McCarthy in 2014. My best friend happens to assist Jenny McCarthy every New Years Rocking Eve…six years and counting. It was kinda like a celebrity Brady Bunch union. One time my friend couldn’t babysit for her son, Evan, which she used to do on occasion, so I filled in. Donnie happened to come home with Jenny the first night I babysat. What happened when Jenny found out that her now-husband knew me by name? You’ll have to listen to the conversation in the Soundcloud file below to find out…

Being on Jenny’s show with Donnie on one side of me and Jared on the other were like all of my great loves coming together. Jenny, my career idol, Donnie, my boy band favorite, and Jared, my most meaningful relationship to come out of my Bachelor era. AND!! It was my first NKOTB show in Boston. I’ve seen them over 20 times in the past nine years, but I had yet to go to a hometown show of theirs. Getting to go to this concert at Fenway Park a check off the bucket list. It was all such a surreal experience and a memory to last the rest of my life. Thank you, Jenny and Donnie for your generosity, amazing energy, and for kicking ass always.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 08:  Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

BOSTON, MA – JULY 08: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

BOSTON, MA - JULY 08:  Colleen Stoetzel, Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

BOSTON, MA – JULY 08: Colleen Stoetzel, Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

BOSTON, MA - JULY 08:  Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

BOSTON, MA – JULY 08: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon on the set as Jenny McCarthy hosts her SiriusXM Show backstage at Fenway Park in Boston before The New Kids On The Block Sold Out Hometown Concert at Fenway Park on July 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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