Mark Wahlberg explains why he left Hollywood and how it's affected his kids
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Mark Wahlberg has explained why he left Hollywood with his family and how it's affected his kids.
The 51-year-old actor recently relocated to Nevada and discussed the positive impact it had on them.
Wahlberg has married wife Rhea Durham, and has two daughters; two sons with her - Ella, 19, Grace, 13, Michael, 17, and Brendan, 14.
In April 2022, he listed his extravagant Beverly Hills estate up for sale at a whopping $87.5 million, and the later purchased his $90 million dream home in the exclusive enclave of The Summit Club in Summerlin, just outside of Las Vegas.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, he confirmed that the move was 'really about giving the kids an opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams'.
He said: "It's really giving his kids a chance to thrive."
"It just has the best of both worlds. I know a lot of people, when they think Las Vegas, they think the Strip. "But just about 15, 20 minutes away, there's a whole lot of other amazing areas that are all about family and community."
"We're always looking for new opportunities and new adventures.
The Ted star added: "I hope to create of a lot of opportunity here. And I moved to California originally to make movies. I've made three movies in the last 15 years in LA. So, as you know, it's been difficult.
"The kids are really happy, and it's all about them."
Talking about his children's growing talents and skills, he said: "My daughter's an equestrian.
"My son's a golfer. My oldest daughter, now she's off to college. My son's a junior."
He also said that he'd only made ' a couple of movies' while living in LA and wanted to be able to work from home.
The Planet of the Apes star, who is also an investor in the sneaker resale marketplace, StockX, has shared his aspirations to build a shoe factory in Sin City and a factory for his apparel line, Municipal.
He also addressed his ambitious plans during his appearance on The Talk in October, saying: "There's lots of opportunity here as well for me.
"We're trying to create a studio. We're trying to build the shoe factory. We want to create lots of jobs here."
He said: "I moved to Nevada where, after this gubernatorial election, hopefully it will go to legislation and get a bill passed so we can get a tax credit for the state — build a state-of-the-art studio here and make this Hollywood 2.0."
And Wahlberg is optimistic about his new life in Las Vegas, saying: "We're always looking for new opportunities and new adventures.
"I hope to create of a lot of opportunity here."