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Oct 20, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Mark Wahlberg Says Goodbye to Hollywood to Put Family's 'Fresh Start' First

It turns out that using his time and talents to “do God’s work” isn’t the only way that actor Mark Wahlberg is changing his life.

The “Father Stu” star and one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors and prolific producers, recently moved his family out of Hollywood to Nevada for a “fresh start.”

“To be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us,” Wahlberg explained in a recent interview.

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Despite being a Hollywood staple, Wahlberg has always been first and foremost a husband and proud dad. His wife and four kids regularly make appearances on his Instagram and he comes from a notoriously close family.

In fact, up until her death in 2021, Wahlberg called his mother, Alma, every morning.


“What made her most proud was us really kind of turning our lives around and becoming really productive people and the family-oriented people that we are,” Wahlberg said shortly after her death. “She was most proud of the husband and the dad that I was. I mean, she always appreciated the successes and the things that I was able to do professionally, but the personal growth really meant something to her.”


Wahlberg believes that personal and professional growth will only continue as the family builds their lives in Nevada.

“We came [to Nevada] to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids, and there’s a lot of opportunity here,” Wahlberg said. “I’m really excited about the future.”


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