Mark Wahlberg’s wife Rhea gives birth to couple’s fourth child


Throw another one onto the pile! No, no, that was rude. Mark Wahlberg and his beautiful wife Rhea Durham have welcomed their fourth child, a little girl. The baby was born Monday evening in Los Angeles, and Mark and Rhea decided to keep on going with the nice, traditional baby names – they’ve named her Margaret Grace. Maggie Grace (you know that’s what they’ll call her) joins her big siblings Ella (age 6), Michael (age 4) and Brendan (age 1). So, now it’s even right? Two girls, two boys.

Mark Wahlberg and his wife of six months, Rhea Durham, welcomed their fourth child Monday night, Jan. 11, at 6:35 pm.

The couple had a daughter named Margaret Grace at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source tells Star.

Mark’s new film The Lovely Bones opens across the country later this month and the couple is on cloud nine with the birth of their baby.

The Wahlbergs, who only married last August in Beverly Hills after having three kids together, are over the moon with their fourth child and Mommy and baby are both doing well.

“Mark was in the delivery room with Rhea,” says the source. “And he cheered her on all the way. Rhea was a real trouper, and now they can’t wait to get home and be a big happy family with their four kids.”

Rhea and Mark’s three older children are Ella, 6, Michael, 4 and Brendan who is 1.

[From Star Magazine]

Congratulations to the happy family! I’m sure Rhea will be knocked up again in no time. I’m serious. I’ll give Rhea so much credit though – she seems to love being pregnant, and she always has a drop-dead gorgeous pregnancy, and all of their kids seem happy and healthy, so God bless.

I just wanted to bring up one more thing, just because these comments seem to be getting some press. Mark gave an interview to British Cosmopolitan Magazine to promote The Lovely Bones (where he plays the father of the murdered girl, Susie Salmon). Mark ended up talking about his relationship with Rhea, and the results were… weird.

Mark Wahlberg took his now-wife to church on their first date, it has been revealed.

The ‘Lovely Bones’ actor wanted to share his faith with Rhea Durham – who he married last August and is currently expecting his fourth child with – as soon as they met and admits it made a lasting impression on her.

He said: “We met through a mutual friend in New York. I asked if she wanted to hang out the next day and she did, so I said: ‘Well, come to church with me.’

“She was raised a Christian, not a Catholic like me. She did come – and now she’s converted.”

Mark says he and Rhea always try to keep their romance alive in their relationship by setting aside time for one another.

He explained to Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “I try to be romantic. Having kids means once they’re in bed, being romantic is cuddling on the couch and watching TV.

“But we do have date nights every week. I have one with my daughter and one with mommy.”

[From Ireland Online]

Two things are getting play. First, the “She was raised a Christian, not a Catholic like me. She did come – and now she’s converted.” Maybe he just said what he meant the wrong way, but I was under the impression that Catholics were Christians…? And secondly, the whole “I’m super-religious” thing is strange when their first three children were born before Mark and Rhea were married. I mean, no judgment, and I don’t really care either way, but don’t play the “I’m such a good Catholic” card when you had three babies out of wedlock. It reminded me of twice-divorced Jennifer Lopez’s comments about how she was so “traditional”.

Mark Wahlberg and Rhea out in LA on January 6, 2010, and with daughter Ella in LA on August 29, 2009. Header photo of Mark and Rhea at the ‘Max Payne’ premiere on October 13, 2008. Credit for all: WENN.


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  1. SammyHammy says:

    Eh, I don’t think he meant it the way it came out. I doubt that he thinks non-Catholics aren’t Christian. And I didn’t get the impression that he was trying to say he was “super religious.” He just said that he asked her to church with him, which isn’t such a shocking thing.

  2. sam says:

    Granted some of his comments were odd, I kind of “awwed” at the “date night with daughter” comment. How sweet!

  3. Dolkite says:

    The mom looks like Claire Forlani.

  4. Cuntastic says:

    I don’t really care. He’s kind of a douche though.

  5. jahna says:

    I was a little won over when I saw a picture of him and his older daughter around Christmas. She was wearing a shirt my daughter has – from last Christmas (2008) at Target. It cost like four bucks. So I was picturing his wife at Target saying, “I’ll buy this a size larger so it will fit again next year…”

  6. SarahS says:

    All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics. Kinda like the rhombus/square thing lol. I took it that way, at least. And as much as he’s a douchebag, it is sweet that they do date nights together and that he does them with his daughter too.

  7. katie says:

    all catholics are christians, but not all christians are catholic. they can be methodist, lutheran, etc etc.

  8. Dorothy says:

    Maybe he ment born-again.

    But I have to say if a guy asked me to go to church on the first date I would think it is very weird. IMO you should see if you like each other before you start getting into religion – it is such a polarizing topic. for most people it is not a deal breaker but for me it would be… But if you ask my mother I am anti religion. :)

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    a couple things…

    first, I’m sure he meant “converted to Catholicism”.

    second, I’d much rather go out with a guy who asked me to go to church with him than a guy who asked me (on the first date) to go to Hooters with him (yes, that actually happened).

    third, that is the BEST picture of his wife I’ve ever seen. I always thought she was pretty, but this pic shows how gorgeous she is. amazing eyes!

    I like these two, they’re one of those “living under the radar” couples. he honestly wants to be an actor, not a “celebrity” and she doesn’t seem to have any aspirations to be anything other than a good mother and wife to her family. (unlike so many non-celebs who hook up with someone famous.)

  10. bella says:

    I’m happy for them, I’m glad their children are healthy, happy, and well-adjusted. That being said, I’m also a little surprised they found a Catholic priest to marry them (although it WAS a church in Hollywood) when they already had 3 kids and she was pregnant with their 4th. Maybe I just don’t understand Catholicism, though. Or maybe the priest’s though was “better late than never.”

    Not judging, just an observation.

  11. Lindsay says:

    Jennifer Lopez was only divorced twice? Everybody made a huge deal about the number of divorces. After she split with Chris Judd it was like a running joke. Two divorces at 34 isn’t that bad or probably even that uncommon any more. I don’t think the number of divorces keeps her from be “traditional” when it comes to family. Her lifestyle probably does.

  12. bella says:

    @ Lindsay,
    Yeah, it’s not so much Jennifer’s divorces that keep her from being traditional, it’s more that she becomes involved with other men while she’s still married, i.e. Ben when she was still married to Chris Judd (and I think she was still married to Ojani Noah when she got involved w/Diddy – or whatever he’s calling himself now); and men who are still married when she becomes involved with them, i.e. Skeletor when he was still married to Dayanora. That kinda flies in the face of tradition, unless they mean a different kind of tradition.

  13. hatsumomo says:

    Good for him! And her! Congratulations! I hope they have many many many more and a wonderful life together.

    And I dont think its so weird to invite the woman you’re serious about dating and a future wife to ask her to church. Big deal. I think its unusual because nowadays its so common to just ‘hit it and quit it’. From both sexes. And its now common to just have one kid out of wedlock cause you dont want to offend ‘society standards’. If thats the case, then its a quite sad world we live in now.

  14. Bodhi says:

    I see you point, hatsumomo, but it isn’t about modern day society, its about the tenents of his religion

  15. Megan says:

    He seems to be genuinely proud of and devoted to his faith…and just because some of his children were born prior to their marriage doesn’t make them bad Catholics…you don’t have to do things perfectly according to the rules to be a part of your faith – we’re all human [that's why we needed Jesus]! As far as Christians/Catholics go, I think he just meant protestant Christians who go more by simply “Christians” while Catholics go by Catholics. As jumbled as my comment has been written, I hope it makes sense :)

  16. Goddess711 says:

    Love how things are changed to suit the person. This is another Mel Gibson story. Yeahhhhh I’m a great Catholic but those 10 Commandments…they’re for other people. Converted to what? Like either way if you believe in Catholicism or a Protestant religion you’re not going to Hell for premarital sex and popping out kids before marriage? Shmuck. Good actor, but a shmuck. People have been ex-communicated for exactly this over the years; what makes MarkyMark so special?
    Any guy that would insist I go to his church for a first date would be given the “Goodbye!” card. That’s a big assumption that the other person is thinking past a first date, love me love my religion. Ummm can we start with coffee and some chit chat first?
    Good for them with the healthy new baby, though, this one should be the Family Pass to Heaven, being “legit” ‘n all.

  17. wow says:

    He’s come a long way from Marky Mark.

  18. mollyb says:

    Bella, I don’t know any Catholic priest who would refuse to marry a couple under those circumstances. While most priests would disapprove of their choices, they would rather see them “officially” married than not. When my husband and I married, there were several couples in our (Catholic) pre-marriage classes that lived together (as did we) and had children together. There was even an older couple who had been legally married for ten years and had four kids but wanted a church wedding.

  19. Sophia says:

    Bella: No priest would deny to marry two Catholics who want to marry in the church. Whether in Hollywood or anywhere else. They don;t say “oh look you had sex get out!” It doesn’t work like that.

  20. Goosie says:

    Yeah, seriously, she is gorgeous! Stunning.

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “oh look you had sex get out!”


  22. ashleighlauren says:

    I like that he wanted to take her to church. Some things are dealbreakers, and if religion is like that for him, then he should be upfront about it.

  23. LolaBella says:

    Ok maybe I’m missing something, but if religion was important enough to him for him to ask her to come to church with him, why didn’t he marry her BEFORE they had kids? Or at the very least after they had the first one?

  24. hatsumomo says:

    I’m just saying, hasent anyone ever heard of 2 Corinthians 6:14? I first heard about it in teen girls bible class when they were trying to give girls advice on what makes a marriage work for Christian adults. Dont yoke an ox with a donkey or somewhere a long those lines. Basically, don’t marry a Jew and a Muslim, or a Cathoic and an Aethist together because it puts a strain on a new marriage that dosent need to be there. Because apparently people today cant deal with a lot of common marriage strains properly, hence why divorce rates in our country stands at 60%.

    So if he is committed to Catholicism like he states to be, he’ll be the best nurturing respectful husband he can be and she’ll be devoted to him as she should be. Including converting. My whole family was raised Baptist, from my grandmother on and when my aunt met my uncle, she said she knew he was the one for her and converted with no qualms. My uncle is from Mexico and strictly Catholic. And they have been married for 24 years. Prolly alot longer than most of the posters on this board. And they’re still happy. Which is important. So for anyone suggesting that you do not compromise for your marriage, good fricking luck being alone.

    And to be fair, I’m all for religions, be it Baptist, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, Methodist or Mormon. I love when a person has a faith and can stand to it in the face of being unpopular. And the ability to have faith in something though you cannot see it, you know its there, like love. What I cant stand is when condescending atheist/assholes like to sit around and push their self righteous veiws on others and denounce them for their beliefs.

  25. Goddess711 says:

    The “escape hatch” theories for the MarkyMarks and the Mel Gibsons and the Kennedy Family, for crying out loud, is that is makes the people who really DO adhere to their religion seriously a sham. What about the people who have done everything by their religious GoodBook whatever that may be? They had the internal fortitude to abide by the same religious tenants as these hipocrates and then hear, “ah, well, it was more of a guideline than a rulebook.” Bullsh*t. And if religion was a “dealbreaker” why didn’t he marry somebody from congregation while he was so diligently attending church?
    People who don’t walk the talk are the assholes, doesn’t matter whether they’re religious, Atheist or Agnostic.
    The true test is in walking the talk. MarkyMark talks talk. I despise those kinds of “religious” people. The guy doesn’t even know the difference between religion and denomination. SHMUCK!

  26. Michelle says:

    We have a lot of people immigrating to my area in Toronto who come from South America. That’s when I learned that they call Catholics “Catholic” and Protestant Christians “Christian”. I guess it’s just the way they differentiate between Protestants and Catholics down there. However they both seem to regard each other as Christian believers.

  27. annie says:

    Goddess, who has been excommunicated for having children out of wedlock in the Catholic faith. And the way other people practice their catholic faith does’nt effect me at all, that’s between them and God. Their behavior does’nt make my faith a “sham” If they can’t “walk the walk” that’s their problem. You just gottapray that they do start “walking the walk” better late than never.

  28. princess pea says:

    I guess none of you have heard about this nifty thing that Catholics have… it’s call atonement. You can sin, (in fact, you can’t NOT sin, really) and then all you hve to do is seek forgiveness and atone. TA-DAH! So no worries, that wasn’t some Catholic Priest of the Dark Arts preforming a magic Illuminati ceremony or anything. Just normal marriage stuff.

    On a more serious note, Mark’s early life story involved some rough stuff. I think he only became really devout later in life, and those who find faith in their adult years always seem to me to be more emphatic about their belief.

  29. girl says:

    Maybe they wanted to make things “right” now (in August when they married) and struggled for a while with what “right” is?

    We don’t really know what has gone on in their marriage/relationship.

    Good luck to them and congratulations on the new baby.

  30. Kathie says:

    What ever reason they had children before they married it was a reason that meant a lot to someone. Also I get the distinct sense that some people are playing “gotcha” with this choice, as in “see if he were a good Catholic or super religious (cape needed?)he wouldn’t be having kids out of wedlock” i.e. he is not a spiritual person. I belong to a church, consider myself an average Christian but don’t follow every rule or tenent of my church every day some on principle, some cause we all fall short. While I am not “super religious” (hmm if there were just capes I would so do it)I could not imagine being with someone whose spiritual life was not a priority to them. long winded.

  31. girl says:

    I have never heard of someone in the modern age being excommunicated for having a child out of wedlock (save for the case of a renegade priest who “married” a woman before being laicized and I think that excommunication had a lot more to do with other actions he took that were flagrant violations of church teaching).

    There are very few actions that warrant automatic excommunication. Other than those types of excommunications, the process is a whole ordeal similar to a lawsuit. It takes a LONG time. The church clearly has bigger fish to fry (no pun intended). Priest scandal much?

    BTW, I say this as a devout Catholic.

  32. SammyHammy says:

    “…is that is makes the people who really DO adhere to their religion seriously a sham.”

    Really? How is that again? Please explain how one person’s faith is made a sham by another person’s actions?

  33. Sammie says:

    Rhea seems like a fake. Let her have as many kids as she likes. Shes only concerned ahout her and Marks appearances. Good luck to them. Theyre gonna need it. Time will tell how everything works out

  34. tamijo says:

    I wanted to replie to that comment about Mark Walburg and his wife When they had kids it was before he was Married yes BIG sin in God’s Eyes But God says were NOT to judge either God is the one who judges…But Mark’s Life was changed and saved by Grace and forgiven so if God forgave him we all must too.I no everyone have their own opinions.I didn’t see anything wrong for inviting her on a date to church.I bet it was a good Date…I like Mark Walberg great Actor and God loves Movie Star the same as us..

  35. tamijo says:

    I think all Religion is Christian.Mark may not of meant what he said.You know he may just of worded it wrong.But all Religions Believe in God and Jesus are 2 different beings and some believe different Morels..or ways..And it best not to talk about Religion & Politics people can’t agree on the same and end up argueing.But Like I said everyone has their own ways and ideas of things..It’s so good that he want to raise his kids up in church..