Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham enjoy a beach day over Christmas vacation
Day after Christmas, Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham were spotted out and about in Los Angeles, where the actor flaunted his ripped physique.
The 51-year-old actor was photographed lounging on Barbados’ pristine sand beaches while wearing turquoise swim trunks. The 44-year-old Durham was spotted kissing her husband of 13 years in the glistening water.
The couple’s children, Ella (age 18), Michael (age 16), Brendan (age 13), and Grace (age 12), were probably not visible in the photos, but they presumably spent the Christmas holiday with their parents on the tropical trip.
To provide a “better life” for their three children, Wahlberg and his wife announced in October that they had relocated from Hollywood to Nevada.
On an episode of “The Talk,” the actor said, “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,”
“Since there is so much potential in this area, we decided to relocate here in order to provide ourselves a new image and a new beginning for our children. My anticipation for what is ahead is palpable.”
In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, the “Father Stu” star could be seen working out with his buddy, Tom Dowd, presumably in preparation for the upcoming Christmas break.
With Wahlberg, Dowd established the nutrition company Performance Inspired Nutrition. The two individuals started the fitness company in 2015.
The filming of this video posed no risk to anyone. Wahlberg and Dowd annotated the exercise video.
In April, Wahlberg said that the stress of putting on 30 pounds for his role in “Father Stu” was difficult. The actor plays the role of Stuart Long, a former amateur boxer turned priest who is afflicted with a degenerative and fatal muscular illness.
He told Entertainment Weekly at the time, “I put on 30 pounds and went from being a guy who was in fighting fit to a guy who was wheelchair-bound, suffering from a rare muscle generative illness.”
“By the time we wrapped filming, I was just turning 50, and I was eating 11,000 calories a day,” he said. Over the past seven or eight months, that extreme weight gain has been really taxing on me.
Wahlberg, who writes about his daily no-frills exercises, explained how he bulked up for the part.
I tried to do it in a healthy way,” the celebrity told the media. “There were also two baked potatoes, a Porterhouse steak, two servings of white rice, and a glass of olive oil. Protein intake peaked in the first two weeks. Carbs abounded for the subsequent two weeks. The previous two weeks I’ve been loading up on carbohydrates and then sodium, simply to see how bloated I can get.”