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, like Donnie Wahlberg who is a triple threat 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.
Those who are fans of the Wahlbergs will very much know Fey. The sound engineer was married to Donnie for almost 10 years, between 1999 and 2010. Despite having been divorced from him for almost a decade, she has continued to enjoy the media attention that comes with having previously been married into a celebrity family. Learn more about her by reading below.
Kimberly Fey Biography
You are unlikely to find much about Kimberly Fey in the news outside of her relationship with Donnie Wahlberg. Such is the extent of how much of a regular person she was before she met and fell in love with her ex-husband. Down to basic background information about her date of birth, very little is known about her childhood and the growing phase of her life. So far, we only know she was born in 1969.
Her education history and her path to becoming a sound engineer are unknown either. We can, however, say that she got an early start in her career as a sound engineer, seeing as she was working with the musical group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch at the age of 22 when she met her future husband who was a part of the group.
Family – Relationship with Donnie Wahlberg
Behind every lovely relationship, especially when it involves a celebrity, is the thought of how they met. It is a result of our curiosity about the mundane in celebrity lives and a chance to see if we too could live the reality of meeting and building a romantic relationship with a celebrity.
In the case of Kimberly Fey, as we mentioned earlier, it was her work as a sound engineer that caused her to meet Donnie Wahlberg. At the time, she was working with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
This meet-cute resulted in a relationship that eventually led to the altar in 1999 and the wedding was conducted in a private ceremony. However, long before they got to the altar, the pair produced a child named Xavier Alexander Wahlberg on the 4th of March, 1993. After they eventually got married in 1999, they had another child, Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg on the 20th of August, 2001.
Despite the unconventional nature of their relationship timeline, Donnie and Kimberly were happy together until 2008 when news of divorce proceedings began to spread. The marriage officially came to an end in 2010 when a court granted a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.
The term ‘irreconcilable differences’ is believed to have been code for alleged infidelity on the part of Donnie Wahlberg with the Canadian model, Michelle Tomlinson. As expected during the divorce, child custody was a major point of contention and it eventually went to Kimberly Fey as sole custodian of their children while Donnie was given full visitation rights.
Other Facts About Her
1. Following the divorce, Kimberly Fey has remained single. Unlike her ex-husband who has given marriage another try with Jenny McCarthy, Kimberly has remained a single woman since she got divorced from Donnie and the speculation seems to be a non-interest in being married again.
2. She has withdrawn from the media. While she was never as famous as her ex-husband in the first place, Kimberly Fey has further retreated from the spotlight after her divorce from the Blue Bloods actor. She is also not known to have any presence on social media.
3. Although her exact net worth is unknown, she is believed to be living a comfortable life having secured spousal support during the divorce proceedings. Her ex-husband is believed to be worth an estimated $20 million, with his income coming from his careers as a musician and actor, and from his investment in the Wahlburgers franchise.