Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg got married Sunday at Hotel Baker in St. Charles with hundreds of fans lining Main Street hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds.
It's the second marriage for McCarthy, 41, who recently left "The View" and now hosts a radio show on SiriusXM, and "Blue Bloods" actor Wahlberg, 45.
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And while Wahlberg still performs with his boy band New Kids on the Block, he also appears in an A&E reality show about a family restaurant called Wahlburgers that's run by his brother Paul.
And camera crews from "Wahlburgers" were there Sunday afternoon to capture the crowd outside.
Mary Beth Hall from North Aurora said she and her daughters Samantha Hall, 15, and Macenzie Hall, 13, claimed a seat on a public park bench across from the hotel's entrance at around noon. Samantha and Macenzie said they were interviewed for the show and had to sign a release so their faces wouldn't be blurred out when the "Wahlburgers" episode aired.
The Hall family were lucky they had their park bench, as dozens of onlookers sat on the sidewalk or paced about, chatting to their friends about the latest wedding-related rumor.
The crowd proved to be a boon to businesses across the street from the hotel.
At Zaza Trattoria, a restaurant across the street from the hotel, patrons stared hopefully at the ornate entrance of the hotel while they nibbled dessert.
Simone Leduc, the manager of Forever Yogurt on the corner of Main and Second streets, said members of the crowd kept her staffers very busy all day. Leduc admitted she wasn't expecting such a large crowd on the last weekend of the summer when people are typically on vacation.
"That's why I'm here on a Sunday," Leduc said with a laugh.
This wasn't the first time she'd seen an uptick in business as a result of a crowd hoping to see celebrities, Leduc said. Last August, Jenny McCarthy, who lives in Geneva, hosted a fundraiser for Bridges Montessori Academy in St. Charles, and Leduc said her business had a similar boost.
At around 8 p.m. the Hall family decided to leave. Mary Beth Hall said it was a combination of their hunger and the gradually swarming bugs that prompted their exit. She said on their way back to North Aurora they were planning to stop across the river from the hotel and try to get one final shot of the newlyweds on their camera.