“She was someone I could trust”: Mark Wahlberg Owes His $57,000,000 Payday in ‘Transformers’ to One Woman Who Changed His Life After He Went to Prison

"She was someone I could trust": Mark Wahlberg Owes His $57,000,000 Payday in 'Transformers' to One Woman Who Changed His Life After He Went to Prison

Mark Wahlberg is one of the most talented and hard-working actors in the industry. With sheer dedication and patience, the actor has become one of the A-listers of Hollywood, with a net worth of $400 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. The star has numerous successful movies in his name, and one franchise that truly uplifted his career was Transformers. The film made him one of the highest-paid actors of the time.

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg

The actor was known to be very short-tempered and easily got into brawls. However, he has changed a lot in the last few years and attributes his transformation to his special lady, his wife, Rhea Durham.

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Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham’s sweet love story

Rhea Durham is an American model with quite a successful career. She walked in Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show in 2000 and 2001. She has also appeared on the cover of some top magazines like French Vogue, Marie Claire, British and American ELLE.

As per reports, Mark Wahlberg and Durham met for the first time when he was doing a press junket. The Departed actor told People in 2010,

“We met in New York City, while I was doing a press junket. I asked her if she wanted to come out with me, and she said yes. Then I asked her if she wanted to come to church with me the next morning, and she said yes again.”

“So that was our first date: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. I knew shortly after that she was the one, but I still had to make sure that I was able to be the man I needed to be.”

Their relationship changed for the better when they welcomed their daughter, Ella in 2003. The couple dated for several years and finally decided to get married in 2009. The duo is a proud parent of four beautiful kids.

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Mark Wahlberg attributes his wife for turning his life around

Planet of the Apes star has created a family guy image of himself in the past years, due to which he was hired for movies like Transformers, Uncharted, Daddy’s Home, Instant Family, and more.

However, in his early youth days, the actor was quite the opposite. He was rowdy and troublesome, with allegations of racist slurs. He had also allegedly attacked two Vietnamese men while he was in an intoxicated state. The actor was also once charged with attempted murder, for which he was sentenced to two years of jail. He was released after 45 days.

Since the incident, he has tried to change his ways and make amends with his past victims. Wahlberg contributes the massive change in his life to his beautiful wife, Rhea Durham. He shared that his wife inspired him to become a better person, and because of her got the greatest gift of his life.

Me Time actor shared,

“I owe a lot to my wife. She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children.”

“I also knew that she loved me for who I am and that she was someone I could trust. Until I met her, I wasn’t ready to have a family. You need the right woman in your life and that feeling that you’re going to be together for a long time.”

Mark Wahlberg's son name is a tribute to his father
Mark Wahlberg’s son’s name is a tribute to his father

“That’s especially important if you’re going to have children. Rhea always wanted to be a mother. She had a job, but her mission in life was to be a mother and to be a wife. We share the same values. Obviously, the physical attraction was there, but that’s not what keeps a couple together.”

Mark Wahlberg‘s latest film was with Spider-man: No Way Home star Tom Holland, named Uncharted. It was released in 2022 and did well at the box office with a collection of $401 Million.

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