Mark Wahlberg
Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
March 28, 2024 ·  2 min read

Mark Wahlberg reveals why he ditched Hollywood

Mark Wahlberg has announced that he’s packed things up with his family and moved to Nevada. In turn leaving his $90mil home behind.

“I want to be able to work from home. 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,” Mark Wahlberg explained.

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“This was 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 or my younger son as a golfer. This made a lot more sense for us.” Referring to his family, Ella Rae, 19, Michael, 16, Brendan, 14, Grace, 12, and wife Rhea Wahlberg.

Mark Wahlberg and daughter with horse
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So, we came here to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids. There’s a lot of opportunity here,” the Ted star added. “I’m really excited about the future.

Mark Wahlberg didn’t stop there

Mark Wahlberg went on to say that he’s planning on building a state of the art studio dubbed “Hollywood 2.0“. Additionally, he has high hopes of one day building his very own shoe factory for his clothing line Municipal.

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Family time is important for the Wahlbergs

The Wahlbergs have always been a tightly knit family, spending most of the Covid19 quarantine period making TikToks together. “I owe a lot to my wife,” the Mark Wahlberg said in 2008.

“She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children. … You need the right woman in your life and that feeling that you’re going to be together for a long time. That’s especially important if you’re going to have children.”

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  1. Mark Wahlberg Reveals He Left California to Give His Family ‘​​​​A Better Life’ in Nevada.US Weekly. October 13 2022
  2. Instagram. Mark Wahlberg.