JENNY McCarthy’s son gave a “beautiful, spontaneous toast” at her wedding.
The 41-year-old beauty was walked down the aisle by 12-year-old Evan – her child with ex-husband John Mallory Asher – when she married Donnie Wahlberg on August 31 but she wasn’t prepared for him taking on extra duties in his “important” role.
She said: “He came up to me and said, ‘I have the most important job at the wedding’, and I said ‘You do’, and then the time came where he walked in the door in his little tuxedo.
“Donnie helped him get dres-sed, and then he met me and said, ‘You ready?’ He put out his little arm, and we walked down the aisle, and the officiator said, ‘Who’s giving away this girl?’ And he raised his arm, ‘I am.’
“At the reception, he made a beautiful, spontaneous toast. He grabbed the microphone and said, ‘Can I say a few words?’ He was like, ‘I love my stepdad, I’m so glad for my mum, we’re going to make a great family.’ And it was really beautiful.”
Jenny admitted she hadn’t fully realised how important it was for Evan – who suffers from autism – to have a father figure in their home.
She added to People magazine: “I knew who I was marrying, but what was surprising to me was how much Evan appreciated it and loved it so much, and I could tell that he had a comfort level of safety now in the house.” – BANG!