Mark Wahlberg: Daughters Need 'Nerdy' Guys, No Movies Until After College
Mark Wahlberg, who wrote in his 1992 autobiography "I wanna dedicate this book to my d-k," is determined that his daughters date only "nice, nerdy" guys.
"The boys will be difficult in some ways that the girls won't, but I'm dreading the teenage years with my daughters; it's not going to be easy for them to go on a date," Wahlberg told People (he has four children: Ella, 10, Michael, 8, Brendan, 5, and Grace, 4). "But I'm hoping one nice, nerdy boy will come into each of their lives at the right time when they're twenty something and they'll be with that person forever."
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Wahlberg, one of few convicted felons that have made it big in Hollywood, has unsurprisingly decided that when it comes to his kids, college takes precedence over casting calls. If they do want to act after finishing school, however, he'll be more than happy to make some phone calls.
"Ella already says things like 'I want your job!'" he said. "As long as the kids know they need to get a college education first, and after I teach them all the pros and cons of the business, if it's something they still want to do, I'll support them 110 percent."
Considering that Wahlberg's new Los Angeles mansion has a personal waterpark, it's unsurprising his kids already have dreams of the big screen.
Although Wahlberg admitted his kids will have a more-than-comfortable upbringing, the 43-year-old actor insisted that he and his wife, Rhea Durham, will keep his children grounded by sending them to church.
"I want to give them all the things I never had but make sure they understand it's not normal and that it takes hard work to get what you want," he said. "You have to provide them with the tools that will make them good people. Material things aren't going to make them good people; education and being active in the church will. The kids are in Catholic school."
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