When it comes to famous family names in Hollywood, the Wahlbergs are certainly one of the biggest names. While Mark Wahlberg is definitely the most popular of the Wahlbergs, his brothers have found their own path to fame too. One of them is Donnie Wahlberg who triples as an actor, singer, and songwriter. He has become famous enough for people he has had relationships with to benefit from it, like his former wife, Kimberly Fey. Despite having been divorced from Donnie for almost a decade, Kimberly continues to enjoy the media attention she earned from being associated with the Wahlbergs’ fame.
Meanwhile, Kimberly Fey has got some credits to her name aside from being the ex-wife of Donnie Wahlberg. A closer look at her personality from scratch tells us more…
A Trip Down Kimberly Fey’s Background and Life Before Meeting Donnie Wahlberg
Aside from being the wife of Donnie Wahlberg, Kimberly Fey has the personal title of being a sound engineer. An American by nationality, Kimberly was born to her parents in 1969 in the United States. Her exact date and place of birth are, however, not available on the media.
It is no misstatement should one say that Kimberly Fey may have remained obscure to the media where it not for her relationship and marriage to Donnie Wahlberg. Also being someone who prefers to keep her personal life private, Fey has since making it to the limelight, kept her background and early years details under wraps.
Considering the young age at which she started her career, Kim must have proceeded to college where she earned her qualification as a sound engineer straight out of high school. She started practicing as a sound engineer at the age of 22. One of her earliest jobs was with the musical group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The now-defunct American Hip hop band thrived between the late 1980s and early 1990s and was most popular for their 1991 hit song, “Good Vibrations”.
How and When Did Kimberly Meet Donnie?
Behind every lovely relationship, especially when it involves a celebrity, is the thought of how they met. In the case of Kimberly Fey, it was her work as a sound engineer that caused her to meet Donnie Wahlberg. That was while she worked with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch which was founded by Donnie Wahlberg’s brother, Mark Wahlberg.
Working with his brother’s business, it is not strange that Kimberly got a chance to meet with Donnie Wahlberg. This meeting is believed to have occurred around 1991 since available records say that Kim was 22 at the time. Following the meeting, the duo kicked off a romantic relationship.
Without first walking down the aisle, Kimberly Fey soon started a family with Donnie Wahlberg. The couple welcomed their first child together in 1993. The son whom they named Xavier Alexander Wahlberg was born on the 4th of March, 1993. Six years after the arrival of Xavier, the couple married each other in a private ceremony that took place on the 20th of August, 1999.
Lesser-known Details About Fey-Wahlberg’s Relationship and Divorce
As earlier mentioned, Kimberly Fey’s husband is a versatile American entertainment personality who works as an actor, singer/rapper, songwriter, record, and film producer. Meanwhile, not everyone knows that his full name is Donald Edward Wahlberg Jr. Also born in 1969, the talented entertainer is almost the same age as his wife, Kim.
Two years after their wedding, Kim and Donnie welcomed another son named Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg. Elijah was born on the 20th of August, 2001. Despite the unconventional nature of their relationship timeline, Donnie and Kimberly were apparently happy together until 2008 when news of divorce proceedings began to spread.
Kimberly Fey filed for divorce from Donnie Wahlberg in August 2008, citing irreconcilable differences. That was several months after the couple stopped living together. They reportedly separated in January 2008. Despite the fact that neither Kim nor Donnie has ever revealed the true reason behind their divorce, reports had it that the term ‘irreconcilable differences’ was just a code for alleged infidelity on the part of Donnie with Canadian model, Michelle Tomlinson. The marriage eventually came to an end officially in 2010 when the estranged couple concluded the divorce proceedings.
As expected during the divorce, child custody was a major point of contention and it eventually went to Kimberly Fey as the sole custodian of their children while Donnie was given full visitation rights. Kimberly Fey was also lucky to secure spousal support as part of the divorce agreements. With her ex-husband boasting a net worth of around $20 million at the time, the support must be something that can afford her moderate comfort.
As for the ex-couple’s kids, they are 27 and 18 respectively as of the time of writing this article. The two, however, seem to have chosen to live their lives away from the spotlight. Xavier who mostly prefers this low key lifestyle is a member of a hardcore music band. He is probably working towards building a music career, away from his father’s already established fame.
A Look At Kimberly Fey and Donnie Wahlberg’s Life After Divorce
Following her divorce from Donnie Wahlberg, Kimberly Fey has remained single. She has also made a considerable withdrawal from the spotlight, allowing the media very little opportunity to trace her whereabouts. We, however, know from Fey’s Instagram that she lives in Southern California where she works as a real estate agent at RE/MAX ONE, a realtor firm located in Woodland Hills.
Unlike Kimberly Fey, Donnie Wahlberg has since moved on in his love life with American showbiz personality, Jenny McCarthy. Jenny is a multifaceted media personality who works as an actress, model, radio/TV host, and author. Among her recent works is as a judge on Fox’s singing competition series, The Masked Singer.
Wahlberg reportedly started dating McCarthy in July, 2013 after meeting her earlier in March on Andy Cohen’s talk show, Watch What Happens Live. The couple subsequently became engaged in April, 2014 and later tied the knot on August 31st of the same year.
Unlike with Kimberly Fey, Donnie Wahlberg’s relationship and marriage with Jenny McCarthy receives pretty good media coverage. The duo’s wedding was a lavish affair that took place at Hotel Baker located in St. Charles, Illinois, the U.S. The couple also enjoys a social media presence that presents them as quite a happy couple. See Jenny’s 2019 Father’s Day IG post.
Prior to her marriage to Wahlberg, McCarthy was previously married to an American actor, John Asher with whom she has one autistic son named Evan Joseph Asher (b. 2002). By marrying Donnie, Jenny became a stepmom to Xavier and Elijah, the actor’s sons with Kim Fey. Wahlberg, in turn, became stepdad to Evan.