Is Mark Wahlberg retiring? Actor sells $90M home, moves to Nevada to give children 'better life'
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has sold his property in California and has now moved to Nevada with his wife and kids to give them 'a better life.'
In an interview with CBS talk show 'The Talk' on October 11, Wahlberg revealed his thoughts behind the decision and said supporting his kids with whatever dreams they wish to pursue "made a lot more sense" to them. He listed his dream mansion he built in California for $87.5 million earlier in April.
Mark also mentioned that he wishes to build a 'state-of-the-art studio' in Nevada and make it 'Hollywood 2.0'. Additionally, he also wishes to 'build a shoe factory' and a 'factory for Municipal', the sports utility gear brand he is the co-founder of. During the interview, he also discussed various aspects of his career, his role as a father, and how he balances the two.
Wahlberg revealed he has left behind his career in Hollywood and his family is his first priority now.
The father of four children stated that he wishes to give his children "a better life" so "it made the most sense to them" that he moves to Nevada for a fresh new start. He also indicated that being a "homeboy" he would like to work from home and that in his free time he is always at home. To support this, he said that he would like to "build a shoe factory and a factory for Municipal" and also a "state-of-art-studio" as he said, "We want to create a lot of jobs, and a lot of excitement. Hollywood 2.0."
Wahlberg said, "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. 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."
Wahlberg, who is a native of Boston, married Rhea Durham 13 years ago and has four kids with her - Ella, 18, Michael, 16, Brendan, 13, and Grace, 12. About managing his role as a father and his career, Mark said it is the biggest challenge. Thus, presumably, his decision has been the most effective choice that would help him have a 'better life' with his kids as he said, "So, 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."