Mark Wahlberg Talks Decision to Move Family Out of Hollywood


Actor Mark Wahlberg revealed why he moved from Hollywood to Las Vegas with his family.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Wahlberg, 51, said the transition gives his four kids “an opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams.”

“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 explained.

Wahlberg also shared how “there’s lots of opportunity” there for him.

“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.

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He further explained Las Vegas also has “the best of both worlds.”

“I know a lot of people, when they think Las Vegas, they think the [Las Vegas Strip.] But there’s just about 15, 20 minutes away, there’s a whole lots of other amazing areas that’s all about family and community,” he continued.

Wahlberg stated “it’s really giving the kids a chance to thrive.”

“So excited, we’re always looking for new opportunities and new adventures,” he added.

Continuing, the “Uncharted” star said he “hopes to create a lot of opportunity here.”

“And I moved to California originally to make movies. I’ve probably made three movies in the last 15 years in LA. So, as you know, it’s been difficult,” he said.

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However, Wahlberg stated his kids’ happiness is what’s more important “and it’s all about them.”

In an interview with the “Today” show in February, Wahlberg spoke about remaining firm in his Catholic faith despite being a Hollywood actor.

“It’s a balance. I don’t wanna jam it down anybody’s throat, but I do not deny my faith. That’s an even bigger sin,” he said.

He continued, “You know, it’s not popular in my industry, but, you know, I cannot deny my faith. It’s important for me to share that with people.”

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