In a relationship possibly forged in the fires of Mount Doom, comedienne and newly-installed co-host on 'The View' Jenny McCarthy and actor/New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg are now a couple.

"Yes, they recently started dating and are having a lot of fun," a friend confirmed to Us Weekly. "They had a blast 4th of July hanging out with a bunch of their friends."

The duo were in fact spotted out and about on the 4th with fellow NKOTB member Jonathan Knight and his boyfriend, but the new couple first met on McCarthy's talk show, 'The Jenny McCarthy Show,' back in March.

During the segment, the duo sucked on red lollipops and disturbed everyone with their banter about how Wahlberg talks dirty during sex.

"You know, some guys do it wrong," McCarthy teased him at the time, to which Wahlberg replied, "Yeah, but I don't do it wrong."

And because that wasn't quite enough, they later took the talk to Twitter. Blargh.

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