Rachael Ray Breaks Down After Emotional Conversation with 'Blue Bloods' Star Donnie Wahlberg

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We're all emotional about the Rachael Ray Show ending, even Donnie Wahlberg.

The Blue Bloods star made a special appearance for Rachael's last show on May 24, and brought the host to tears. As the two were talking (along with Rachael's husband, John), Donnie wanted to give Rachael some compliments and kind words about what she means to him and his wife Jenny McCarthy.

"You're really kind, Rachael. And in this business, not everyone is genuine, and you've been really, really wonderful," Donnie said as Rachael started tearing up."It's such a joy to be around you — and Jenny and I mean that from the heart. It's very rare."

Donnie, who has been a guest on the show 13 times, also got visibly emotional at the fact that Rachael is ending her show after 17 seasons. "We're sad that you're leaving our living rooms, but we're all looking forward to what you bring us next because you're certainly multifaceted and you [and John] together are goals," he said.

Rachael announced earlier this year that season 17 would be her last. "In my more than 20 plus years in television I have had 17 wonderful seasons working in daytime television with Rachael,” she said in a press release. “However I’ve made the decision that it is time for me to move on to the next exciting chapter in my broadcast career.”

But Donnie is right, the Food Network star is moving onto something big: her own production company called Free Food Studio.

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