Mark Wahlberg skips his brother’s wedding

By Lara Atson
02 September 2014

Mark Wahlberg was a no-show at his older brother Donnie Wahlberg’s wedding this weekend. His reason? He had to throw a birthday party for his daughter Ella. But not everyone’s buying his excuse.

Mark Wahlberg was a no-show at his older brother Donnie Wahlberg’s wedding this weekend. His reason? He had to throw a birthday party for his daughter Ella. But not everyone’s buying his excuse. According to gossip site TMZ Mark and his wife, model Rhea Durham (36), doesn’t get along with TV host Jenny McCarthy (41), Donnie’s second wife.  ‘‘Mark is not as close with Donnie and Jenny as Jenny has made it seem. Or at least, not with Jenny,’’ a source dished. ‘‘Mark’s wife Rhea did not like a recent interview Jenny gave with Howard Stern where she talked about her relationship with Mark.’’

'Mark is not as close with Donnie and Jenny as Jenny has made it seem'

Mark’s rep however told E! News the 43-year-old father of four had a prior engagement. He threw a birthday party for his eldest child, Ella, in Los Angeles on the same day because he will be filming when she turns 11 tomorrow.

Mark and his family posted a cute Instagram video to congratulate his brother on his big day. Donnie (45), who stars on the TV show Blue Bloods, then replied, ‘‘Thank you @mark_wahlberg. Thanks to you & @rheadur for the adorable video for me & Jenny! Please wish a Happy B-Day to my god daughter Ella!’’.

At least Donnie’s brothers Paul and Jim and mom Alma was there to support him. They were spotted at the venue, along with Donnie’s New Kids On The Block bandmates, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood. Donnie and Jenny got hitched at the historic Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois, outside Jenny’s hometown of Chicago.

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