This is too real!!!
Donnie Wahlberg may be a tough dude, but he's not above letting his feelings all hang out — and he's doing it with an incredible open letter explaining his love of The Bachelor!
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The New Kids On The Block singer published a piece Monday in the Chicago Sun Times' Splash section where he owned up to watching — and loving — the addictive reality TV show… and not just to make Jenny McCarthy happy!
Ch-ch-check out what he has to say about karmic retribution and the reality show after all those years of boy band touring (below):
This has to be some kind of karmic retribution.
A turning of the tables for all of those husbands out there who had to put up with their wives wanting to go see the New Kids on The Block reunion concerts. Sweet revenge for the nice-guy hubbies who had to put up with their wives talking about how hunky Jordan was, cute Joey still is or how much of a "bad boy" Donnie was, during his Public Enemy T-shirt-wearing rebellious phase.
Payback, for all those men who spent their paychecks on surprise New Kids concert tickets for their spouses. The same guys who had to then shell out another $30 for a Jonathan T-shirt, or even more (than I care to mention) for a meet and greet photo op with the band.
More likely, it's a quarter century worth of "what comes around goes around." You know, for all those late-1980s teenage boys who had to compete with my band for the affections of their AquaNet-spraying, high-hair wearing, 16 Magazine-reading, young teenage girlfriends.
What other explanation could there be, that could make sense of the fact that …
I am addicted to the "The Bachelor"!!!
And admitting it IS the first step, Donnie.
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The celeb continues, full-on admitting he's into the show for more than his wife (below):
A good husband watches "The Bachelor" for his wife.
A damn good husband even watches "The Bachelorette" for his wife.
I mean, hey, happy wife, happy life. Right?
But who am I kidding?
I also watch "Bachelor in Paradise," have water-cooler discussions at work about which girl didn't get a rose, make public predictions about which girl will be "the next Bachelorette" on social media, watch "After the Final Rose" and anxiously await the season finale of "The Bachelor" — as if it were the Super Bowl with my hometown Patriots playing.
At least he has a good sense of humor about it!
What a wonderful admission just in time for the show's big finale!
To read the full post, click HERE!
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