Morgan Freeman urged newlyweds Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy to "get a room" after seeing their public display of affection at the Emmy Awards last year (14).

The New Kids on the Block star and former Playboy model MCCarthy tied the knot in August (14), but just weeks before they exchanging vows, the couple attended the Creative Arts Emmys Awards as Wahlberg's hit reality Tv show Wahlburgers was up for a prize.

However, instead of sitting in the audience during the ceremony, Wahlberg and his then-fiance sat backstage where they could relax and have some private time - which was interrupted by veteran actor Freeman.

During an interview with U.S. newswoman Meredith Vieira on her talk show on Thursday (15Jan15), Wahlberg recalled, "We were at the Emmys and we were kissing back stage - we didn't really sit in our seats, we were just in the green room kissing the whole time.

"And we hear this voice behind us that said, 'Get a room!' and I look back behind us and it's Morgan Freeman!

"We're in love and we're happy, and I'd rather have everyone say 'You guys are all over each other all over the place' than 'Look at the drama you have all over the place.' We are not fighting, we are not bickering, we're happy."