Mark Wahlberg: Family is ‘thriving’ after ditching Hollywood for Las Vegas

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Mark Wahlberg and his family haven’t looked back since swapping Hollywood for Sin City.

The actor revealed in October 2022 that he packed up his things and moved his family out of their plush $90 million California mansion in a bid for a “better life.”

Six months after the move, the “Father Stu” actor admitted the move to Las Vegas, Nev., has been a positive change in his children’s lives.

“They love Vegas,” the 51-year-old “Ted” star told E! News Thursday.

“I spent lots of time in LA pursuing my interests and my career, and now it’s time for them to pursue theirs,” he shared. “Everybody is thriving there. It’s been great.”

Wahlberg has been married to wife Rhea Durham since 2009.
Wahlberg has been married to wife Rhea Durham since 2009.

Wahlberg shares four children; Ella, 18; Michael, 16; Brendan, 13; and Grace, 12, with his wife of 13 years, Rhea Durham.

The move also came with its long list of perks, including a short commute to the hottest shows in the city.

“I saw Adele, I saw Bruno Mars,” he said, revealing that he bagged tickets to their respective Vegas residencies. “I’ve seen quite a few shows and been to lots of great restaurants. There’s so much to do in Vegas and it’s so exciting.”

The Wahlberg family
The family have set up camp in Summerlin, Nev., just outside Las Vegas.

Wahlberg listed his Beverly Hills home for a whopping $87.5 million in April 2022.

He purchased the colossal 30,500-square-foot estate in 2009 for only $8.25 million.

The mansion features 12 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms along with a home theater, a wine cellar, a five-hole golf course, a tennis court, a skate park and a separate guest house.

Mark Wahlberg, wife model Rhea Durham and children attend Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide at The Lot on April 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
Mark Wahlberg, Rhea Durham, and their children attend Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide at The Lot on April 26, 2015, in West Hollywood, California.
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Wahlberg previously revealed the reason for the move was to give his kids a “better life.”

After deciding to leave his flashy property in The Golden State, the “Uncharted” actor secured an estate in Nevada for his family.

Wahlberg purchased a home in Summerlin, located just outside of Las Vegas, for $15.6M in July, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Appearing on “The Talk” in October 2022, Wahlberg opened up about the “biggest challenge” he faces while having to balance his career and being a family man.

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“I want to be able to work from home,” he said. “I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting, and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there.”

“So, 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.”

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

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