• DONNIE & JENNY photo | Jenny McCarthy

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Published: Tuesday August 27, 2013 13:00 PM EDT

2013

DONNIE & JENNY

Looks like it worked! Weeks after McCarthy admitted to booking guests on her talk show who she would like to date, PEOPLE confirms the actress and New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg are an item. The singer made a steamy appearance on her show in March, during which the pair sucked red lollipops while flirting their way through a conversation about talking dirty during sex. "Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old," McCarthy blogged after the episode had taped. "By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED."