Mark Wahlberg Says Leaving Hollywood Gave his Kids a ‘Chance to Thrive’

Mark Wahlberg explained how leaving Hollywood for Las Vegas gave his children a chance to thrive.

The Father Stu actor relocated from Los Angeles to Nevada, Las Vegas, last year in the fall.

Wahlberg, 51, who recently opened his second Wahlburgers restaurant on the Vegas strip, said he decided to relocate to provide a better lifestyle to his kids.

“It’s really giving the kids a chance to thrive,” he told Fox News Digital in a recent interview.

“It just has the best of both worlds. I know a lot of people, when they think Las Vegas, they think of 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.”

The actor shares four children – two daughters, Ella, 19, and Grace, 13, and two sons, Michael, 17, and Brendan, 14.

According to Fox News, “In April 2022, he listed their lavish Beverly Hills estate for $87.5 million and later purchased a home in the exclusive enclave of The Summit Club in Summerlin, just outside of Las Vegas.”

Speaking to the news outlet, he said he moved away from Hollywood to give his kids better opportunities to pursue their goals and dreams.

“My daughter’s an equestrian,” he added. “My son’s a golfer. My oldest daughter, now she’s off to college. My son’s a junior. 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.”

During an appearance on The Talk last year, Mark discussed his plans for his new home city.

“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.”

In another interview with Fox last year in April, the Uncharted alum said his kids were really happy as he prioritizes them over everything else in life.

 “We’re always looking for new opportunities and new adventures.

‘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.”

He added, “The kids are really happy, and it’s all about them.”

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Sources: Fox News – The Talk

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