Jenny McCarthy Phones Into “Blue Bloods' ”Reagan Family Dinner Scenes While Husband Donnie Wahlberg Is on Set

McCarthy and Wahlberg cope with distance in their marriage by making FaceTime their best friend — and they even fall asleep with it

<p>Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty</p> Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg attend the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics on December 1, 2023

Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg attend the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics on December 1, 2023

Jenny McCarthy is an honorary member of the Reagan family at this point.

On The Drew Barrymore Show on April 23, McCarthy’s husband, Donnie Wahlberg, revealed that he’s never more than a phone call away from his wife of 10 years — and the pair spend quite a lot of time on the phone.

Wahlberg’s Blue Bloods costar Bridget Moynahan, who plays his onscreen sister Erin Reagan, revealed that McCarthy, 51, is almost like a member of the cast considering how ever-present she is on set.

“She's kind of like that extra person at the family dinner because the phone is always there, and in between takes it's like, 'Hi, honey,' 'Hi, honey,' and we're all [like], 'Jenny!’” Moynahan said of how Wahlberg, 54, is always keeping his wife in the loop. “She's always there."

Wahlberg, who has played Detective Danny Reagan on the long-running CBS crime drama since its premiere in 2010, also told Drew Barrymore about another technology-related habit of his and McCarthy’s, which is that they go to bed on FaceTime with each other every night.

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"We now have the luxury of being able to sleep together when we're apart. So whoever's going to sleep first just calls the other one. We spend the whole night together when we're not together,” he said. “Look, that's not that we're insecure or that we need to do this, we love to do it.”

He continued of the routine — which is necessitated by their calling Illinois home while Wahlberg often works in New York on Blue Bloods and McCarthy films The Masked Singer in L.A. — "It's good, it’s great, it’s like, why not? We're gonna miss each other, why wake up saying, 'Oh God I missed you, I woke up at 3 in the morning.' I tell her, 'If you wake up at 3 in the morning, can't sleep, just tap me on the shoulder through the phone and I'll wake up and hang out with you.' "

McCarthy talked about the frequency of their FaceTimes on Today with Hoda & Jenna in September as she said the couple are still in “the honeymoon phase.”

“Honestly, I swear to God, you can ask anyone we know. We FaceTime 10 times a day. We’ll FaceTime sleep next to each other,” she said. “Every night — unless the signal is terrible, he is right there, snoring on that pillow.”

<p>CBS</p> Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan in 'Blue Bloods'


Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan in 'Blue Bloods'

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Their adorable shared sleeping habit isn't the only thing McCarthy loves about the New Kids on the Block singer. In March, she told PEOPLE that he keeps things romantic on a daily basis — and keeps up with a regular delivery of flowers for her.

"Every week. He's never missed a Monday in 10 years," she said. "He treats me like a queen."

McCarthy, who met Wahlberg in 2012 when they appeared on the same episode of Watch What Happens Live, continued, "He's my everything. He still gives me butterflies. He's the love of my life."

Their busy schedules can create some challenges, for sure, but she said that distance doesn't keep them apart.

"I start taping Masked Singer in L.A. again soon, and he is doing Blue Bloods and is also starting his summer tour with New Kids on the Block in June, but we always make time for each other — no matter what. Even if it's just flying in to see each other for a day."

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