EXCLUSIVE: Jenny McCarthy Dishes on Jonathan Knight’s Engagement and Why She’s ‘Rooting For’ Selena Gomez
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are ready for a wedding!
The talk show host — who broke the news of Jonathan Knight’s engagement on her Sirius XM radio show last week — and husband Donnie Wahlberg talked to ET at the 2016 American Music Awards about their reaction to the fellow New Kids on the Block star’s happy news.
“I’m really proud of him!” McCarthy shared. Wahlberg added, “We love John and we’re very proud of him, very happy for him. It’s about damn time!”
Knight got engaged to longtime boyfriend Harley Rodriguez while vacationing in Africa, and McCarthy and Wahlberg admit they’re not sure what the couple’s plan is for the nuptials.
“He was in our wedding — so maybe we could be,” McCarthy shared of whether they might be involved in the big day. “I’m the maid of honor? I don’t know, I don’t know how it works.”
“He missed our whole tour announcement last week to go get engaged, so he marches to the beat of his own drum,” Wahlberg teased. “So we’ll see if he let’s us.”
“Love comes before everything else and they know in my life with Jenny, love comes first,” Wahlberg continued. The actor’s wife of two years added, “Love and family first.”
Meanwhile, McCarthy also took a moment to shout out Selena Gomez on the carpet, addressing the singer’s first public appearance since recently taking some “time off” to deal with anxiety and depression.
“Selena Gomez, believe it or not, has always had a soft spot in my heart,” McCarthy explained. “She’s going through a lot of stuff … for her to keep going and enduring and being a class act, I feel like she’s like a daughter.”
“I’m rooting for her,” she added. “She’s up for Artist of the Year so — my hat’s off to her.”
Watch the video below for more on Knight’s engagement.