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Mark Wahlberg explains why his family needed a ‘fresh start’ after selling $55 million home and leaving LA
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Mark Wahlberg explains why his family needed a ‘fresh start’ after selling $55 million home and leaving LA

The actor and his family moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 2022

Mark Wahlberg has revealed how his family are doing since their big move from LA.

The Father Stu actor may be one of Hollywood's biggest names, but in 2022 he decided to relocate from just southwest of the infamous hills to Nevada, Las Vegas.

The 52-year-old has since opened up about the positive impact moving away from Los Angeles has had on his family.

Wahlberg is married to model Rhea Durham and the pair share four children, Ella, 20, Michael, 17, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 14.

The family put their $55 million Beverly Hills mansion on the market in April 2022 and moved to a luxurious house located in the resort community 'The Summit Club' in Summerlin, Clark County, before then moving into a more permanent family home.

In an interview with CBS' The Talk at the time, Wahlberg explained he hoped he could make a 'Hollywood 2.0' in Las Vegas, with the aim being to 'work from home'.

However, he said the main purpose of the move was to give his kids 'a better life,' more able to '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," the actor continued. "This made a lot more sense for us."

But how's the move going nearly two years on?

Mark Wahlberg made the move for his children.

Wahlberg recently told People that where they live now is 'a place where my kids can thrive and do their thing and pursue their interests'.

"Everybody's adapted nicely. The kids are all out at school, and everybody's happy," he added.

It follows on from comments the actor made in November last year, with Wahlberg telling Today while he missed California and 'the weather' the community in Nevada is 'wonderful' and 'really faith-based' with 'great schools' too.

Indeed, the appeal of the area being 'faith-based' results from Wahlberg's Christian faith, with the actor having been spotted in a Super Bowl advertisement promoting a Catholic meditation app called Hallow, and going on to open up about his Christian faith in an interview during an appearance on the show Fox and Friends.

Reflecting on the move from LA to Las Vegas, the father resolved to Fox News Digital late last year: "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."

Topics: Celebrity, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mark Wahlberg, US News, Parenting