Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham celebrate 'horse-obsessed' daughter's 13th birthday with horse-themed cake
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham celebrated their youngest daughter Grace turning 13 in a small get-together along with her friends in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 11. The highlight of the birthday fete was a horse-themed cake for a "horse-obsessed girl." Durham, 44, took to her Instagram to share the sweet moments from the bash alongside a caption, saying, "That’s a wrap on your 1st ever day of being 13." She concluded the endearing post, "Keep shining bright."
The social media upload showed Wahlberg's "sweet, hilarious, kind and slightly horse obsessed" daughter smiling in a brown star-printed sweater while surrounded by friends at a restaurant. The celebrity parents evidently got creative by having a horse-themed cake baked for the recently turned teenager. The confection featured a photo of two of her own stallions framed by icing designed to appear like brown rope along with a pink ribbon on top that read "Happy 13th Birthday Grace." The sides of the cake had icing designs of green grass and a brown fence. The menu of her birthday party also included a second chocolate dessert.
During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' starring Jimmy Fallon in July, Wahlberg talked about Grace's sport, horse riding. "She's already traveling the world, jumping horses and doing her thing," he said of Grace, before showing off a picture of Wahlberg and Durham with Grace at an equestrian event where she won a plaque, as per People. "Of course, she picked the most expensive sport possible," the actor added. When asked if he ever tried to talk her out of it, Wahlberg replied, "No, she loves it." The father proudly continued: "And she takes so much pride in the little stuff. She's at the barn every day, shoveling poop ... she's up before me."
On Wednesday, the model shared a heartwarming tribute to her daughter on Instagram. "1️⃣3️⃣ WHAT?!?!? I love you more than words can describe. Happy Birthday my little lady 🥳🤩🌠🎈💘💟," Durham wrote, alongside a carousel of images of Grace from her birth to the present. The slideshow included photos of Grace horseriding, making silly faces along with an image of Walhbery carrying her in his arms.
Along with Grace, Wahlberg and Durham are also parents to daughter Ella Rae, 19, and sons Brendan, 14, and Michael, 16.