“It made a lot more sense to us”
Wahlberg, 51, revealed on “The Talk” on Tuesday that he and his wife had moved their four children to Nevada to give them a “better life”.
During the episode, Wahlberg opened up about how he balances his career while being a current father and husband.
“That’s the biggest challenge,” he said. “Every free moment I have, I am at home.”
The ‘Uncharted’ star plans to build a “state-of-the-art studio” in Nevada “and make that Hollywood 2.0.” While discussing business, Wahlberg said he would like to build “a shoe factory and a factory for Municipal,” which is the sportswear company he co-founded.
“I want to be able to work from home. I moved to California many years ago to become an actor, and I only did a few movies the whole time I was there,” he said. .
“So to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams, whether it’s my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my youngest son as a golfer, that made a lot more sense to us.”
The Boston native shares four children with Rhea Durham, his wife of 13 years: Ella, 18; Michael, 16 years old; Brendan, 13; and Grace, 12.
“So we came here to give us a new look, a new start for the kids, and there are a lot of opportunities here,” Wahlberg continued. “I’m really excited for the future.
In April, Wahlberg put his Beverly Hills home up for sale for a whopping $87.5 million.
In August, the actor revealed his kids were “embarrassed” about his ’90s “Marky Mark” fashion.
“Oh, they’re terribly embarrassed by it,” Wahlberg said during the interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” talking about his “Marky Mark” era fashion. “Marky Mark” was Wahlberg’s stage name during the 1990s.
However, Wahlberg jokingly added, “My son, the whole time we were on summer vacation, has no shirt on and has his underwear hanging out. He totally stole the look.”
Before Wahlberg made his acting debut, he was the lead singer and rapper of “Funky Bunch.” The hip-hop group started in 1991 and consisted of Wahlberg (Marky Mark), Scott Ross (Scottie Gee), Hector Barros (Hector the Booty Inspector), Terry Yancey (DJ-T) and Anthony Thomas (Ashey Ace) .
Wahlberg’s daughter, Ella, has been seen wearing a vintage “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” t-shirt for the past few months.