Mark Wahlberg Moved to Nevada to Give His Family ‘A Better Life’

Mark Wahlberg.
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From the Golden State all the way to the Silver State. Mark Wahlberg recently revealed that he and his family no longer call Hollywood home and have settled for “a better life” in Nevada.


The Tuesday, October 11 episode of The TalkThe Departed star, 51, discussed the challenges he’s faced balancing his acting career, business ventures and fatherhood and revealed why he and his family ultimately decided to relocate.

“I want to be able to work from home. I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there,” the Uncharted star — who shares kids Ella Rae, 19, Michael, 16, Brendan, 14 and Grace, 12, with wife Rhea Wahlberg — explained on the talk show “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.”

The Massachusetts native shared that his family moved to Nevada in April after the gubernatorial elections in hopes that Nevada legislation will be passed so that the family can receive a tax credit.

“So, we came here to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids and there’s a lot of opportunity here,” the TedStar added. “I’m really excited about the future.”

Mark also revealed how he wants to build a “state-of-the-art studio” in Nevada and make it “Hollywood 2.0.” He also shared his hopes to build a shoe factory and a factory for Municipal, his clothing line.


While the Wahlbergs always put their children first, they bond even more when they quarantined and made TikTok videos together as a family during 2020’s coronavirus epidemic.

“I owe a lot to my wife,” the Massachusetts native told the U.K.’s The Sun2008 “She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children. … You need the right woman in your life and that feeling that you’re going to be together for a long time. That’s especially important if you’re going to have children.”