My kids are “thriving” after moving to Las Vegas
A good move. Mark Wahlberg packed up his family and left Los Angeles for Las Vegas last year and the move has been great for his four teenagers.
“They love Vegas,” said the 51-year-old Ted star E! News on Wednesday April 27th. “I’ve spent a lot of time in LA pursuing my interests and career and now it’s time for them to pursue their own. Everyone thrives there, it’s been great.”
Wahlberg shares daughters Ella, 19, Michael, 17, Brendan, 14, and Grace, 13, with his wife Rhea Durhamwhom he married in August 2009. At a performance on The conversation in October 2022, the Unexplored star revealed that he and Durham, 44, put their $87.5 million Beverly Hills estate on the market and relocated to Sin City.
“Being able to give my kids a better life and to pursue and pursue their dreams, be it my daughter as a horse rider, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, that made a lot more sense to us,” , he explained at the time. “We came here to just give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids and there are a lot of opportunities here. I am very much looking forward to the future.”
His youngest, Gracie, collects blue ribbons for horseback riding.
“So proud of you Gracie❤️😘,” Wahlberg commented on Monday, April 24.
Your mother is just as proud. “When your trainer perfectly syncs you and your horse and you go into Wahlberg wild mode for 27 seconds and take first place 🥇 ‼️💛,” Durham posted a video of Gracie competing with her horse on Saturday, April 29 recorded.
When she’s not winning awards at horse shows, she dives into her dad like any other 13-year-old. Grace poked fun at her dad earlier this month while modeling his clothing line, Municipal Sport Utility Gear.
“Community from head to toe,” the teen said in an Instagram video shared on the actor’s account. Grace impersonated her dad in the clip, showing off her gym attire before pocketing Performance Inspired – a line of exercise supplements co-founded by Wahlberg.
“Achievement inspires, inspires to be better. Keep praying, make your protein shakes,” she said, mimicking her father’s signature phrase.
Grace then poked fun at his strict sleep schedule. “What time is it? Oh, I have to go to bed at 8,” she said, triggering laughter in the background.
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Aside from horseback riding and good-natured ribs, the family also enjoys the entertainment in their new hometown. “I’ve seen Adele, I’ve seen Bruno Mars,” Wahlberg shared E! News. “I’ve seen quite a few shows and been to a lot of great restaurants. There is so much to do in Vegas and it is so exciting.”