New job and a new boyfriend? Some girls just have all the luck! But 40-year-old actress, Jenny McCarthy, couldn’t have been more humble when she discussed her latest gig and new love affair with New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg. According to reports, the blonde-haired beauty was honored when she was asked to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the ABC talk show.

"I'm beyond thrilled to be joining Barbara and the other amazing women at the table. I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” the mother of 11-year-old Evan quipped. The former girlfriend of Jim Carrey has appeared as a guest on the 11 a.m. EST talk show on 17 occasions and guest-hosted The View on eight different occasions.

Walters’ response could not have been more gracious. "We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on The View starting in September. Jenny brings us intelligence, as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View."

Despite McCarthy’s hectic schedule, the vixen has found time to do more than just update her impressive resume.  Apparently, McCarthy has been busy on the dating scene, as well. Rumor has it the vivacious blonde is locking lips with musical boy-band legend Donnie Wahlberg from the '90s group New Kids. Talk about a childhood fantasy come true!

A source claims that the couple has grown close since he appeared on her talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, back in March. In fact, Wahlberg left a lasting impression on McCarthy. “What was happening on camera was real. He was turning me on,” McCarthy told Hollywood Take during an exclusive interview. “I ran the other direction so I wouldn’t make a dumb mistake! He was incredibly sexy.”

Donnie Wahlberg Actor Donnie Wahlberg arrives for the International Emmy Awards in New York November 19, 2012.

McCarthy didn't run that far considering she’s now in the arms of the former teen heartthrob. "Yes, they recently started dating and are having a lot of fun," an insider continued. "They had a blast [on the] 4th of July hanging out with a bunch of their friends." We think it’s safe to assume that McCarthy was definitely seeing fireworks this past Independence Day!