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Donnie Wahlberg to divorce wife

Kim and Donnie Wahlberg
The pair married in 1999

New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg and his wife are divorcing after nearly nine years of marriage.

He and his wife, Kim Fey Wahlberg, have both filed for divorce, with Kim citing "irreconcilable differences".

Wahlberg, 39, is preparing to go on tour with New Kids on the Block, who have reformed after 15 years apart.

Having made his name with the group, Wahlberg followed his brother Mark into acting, appearing in TV series Band of Brothers and Boomtown.

He and Kim wed in 1999 and have two children, aged seven and 15.

New Kids on the Block first hit the big time in the late 1980s, gaining millions of fans around the world. But they split in 1994 after their popularity waned.

Their forthcoming tour will take in arenas around the US and Canada.




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