Mark Wahlberg & Ryan Phillippe at kids sports: hot dad, schlumpy dad?

Look at the photo above. If you saw these people at your kid’s football* game and didn’t realize who they were, you would think that the dad totally scored with that hot wife, right? Mark Wahlberg, 41, looks very schlumpy here, and like he’s just an average guy. He needs a haircut and a shave and he’s wearing khaki shorts with white sneakers and a blackberry (?) strapped to his waist. Meanwhile his wife is rocking skinny jeans, booties and a stylish striped tee and she looks like she’s barely tolerating him. It’s amusing to me.

Mark and Rhea were at a football game in Brentwood, CA for their son Michael, 6. They have three other children: Ella, 9, Brendan, 4, and Grace, 2, and have been together since 2001. (Thanks to Huffpo for those stats, I didn’t have to consult wiki.) As for Mark’s look – I’m hoping it’s for a movie. He has a few in the works according to IMDB, but there’s no excuse for that outfit.

In contrast we have super hot tattooed dad Ryan Phillippe, 38, also at a soccer game in Brentwood and looking like he’s too cool to be there. He went to see his son Deacon, 9. Look at Ryan’s girlfriend, a model named Paulina Slagter whom he’s been dating for almost a year. She’s also a student studying history and political science at Loyola Marymount University in LA and she recently turned 21. (She was 20 as of this summer.) How young does she look? She is young too at 17 years younger than Ryan. She could be his daughter.

Honest question: how would you feel if your ex started dating a coed and bringing her around your kids and their activities? Reese is remarried and she’s busy with her new baby now, but I have to say she puts up with a lot and she hasn’t said a peep – publicly. Then again, she married an age-appropriate guy while her ex keeps dating younger and younger women. It’s probably amusing on some level. I’ll say something nice – I like that Ryan’s girlfriend is hiding from the paps. Also, Deacon and Michael are adorable! They’re little stars. I want to know who won these games and what the scores were. My kid played soccer this year and loved it. I’ll tell you I was way more invested in the games than I thought I’d be.

*Note: The photo agency identified Mark Wahlberg as being at a soccer game. However none of the kids were wearing shin guards, Mark was seen throwing a football around, and there was a table set up for football

Photo credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Blue says:

    I know we’re supposed to hate Ryan, but I think he’s hot. I love looking at him. Sigh. I think the age gap with his girlfriend is pretty big and he needs to move it up to at least 25. It does help him that he doesn’t look 38 at all though.

  2. MonicaQ says:

    It’s nice sometimes to see the famous look like “normal people” for a change. Like you’d never see Paltrow in jeans and a t-shirt. Unless the t-shirt was 100% organic hand woven by endangered penguins, imported from Antarctica and dipped in all natural tea leaves picked by monks in a remote village. $3635 but if you love yourself, you’d buy it!

    Ryan Phillippe, wow, had to google him, getting old–totally forgot about him!

  3. Aiobhan says:

    I think they both look good. I have always had a soft spot for Mark.

    Rhea looks even better. You would have never known that she birthed out 4 or 5 kids.

  4. k says:

    I hope that Deacon doesn’t turn out to be a douche like his father.

    Mark is from Boston. There’s no hope for most of those guys, when it comes to any kind of fashion choice.

    • VraiGris says:

      As a nearly life long Bostonian, I can confirm that generally men in Boston dress like frumpy frat boys on their best days; the avg male Fashion IQ has to be well below 50.

      Just recently I was teased by male friends (from Boston) for donning skinny jeans. Sad but true.

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        I live in Maine. It doesn’t get better the further north you go 😉

        Although I’m glad to hear that what Rhea is wearing makes her “fashionable”. Looks like something I would wear, and one thing I have never considered myself is “fashionable”. Mostly I wear whatever makes me look the thinnest.

      • themummy says:

        I wanted to come in here and be all defensive of Boston men and their fashion, but… as a Bostonian myself, I must admit that this is, largely, true.

  5. not so messy says:

    Mark is not SO bad (shorter than I thought?), but he looks like he may be in trouble with wifey- long as we’re playing the picture guessing game. Especially in the 1st picture- seems like he’s promising never to do something again & her body language is showing pretty skeptical. Ryan IS hot, but the hotness needs to be considered in full picture of his alleged antics. All the kids are cute.

  6. Megan says:

    Maybe Ryan and Taylor Swift should hook up.

  7. Lexi says:

    Ryan and his girlfriend don’t look like they have that big of a age gap. Good genes

  8. Dani says:

    I hate saying this but Ryan is so hot. In this douchey, asshole attitude way. But, he really has a type. They’re all blonde, slender and somehow resemble Reese in one way or the other.

  9. little-red says:

    Mark looks like he is trying to get a leg up on conceiving the next one, literally!

  10. stinky says:

    not caring… but that chick looks 18.

    • DreamyK says:

      She’s gorgeous. She makes him look like a pedophile and completely ridiculous at the same time.

  11. Brookie says:

    Yes, Ryan is hot, hot, hot. With those really full lips…I’d hit that. Mark is ok, too. Too scruffy for my taste there, plus any guy from Boston is already a notch down for me.

  12. Toot says:

    Ryan may be a douche, but I prefer him to Mark. I have no use what-so-ever for Mark just based from his past actions.

  13. Ben says:

    Rhea is looking a little thick.

  14. claire says:

    Says a lot about a dude when they’re 38 and the girls they have stuff in common with and dating are 18,19,20. Automatically a red flag for me that the guy’s shady.

  15. Mac says:

    All that Angel Dust appears to be catching up with Mr. Wahlberg.

  16. Kim says:

    I’ll take Ryan. Mark is a arrogant jerk.I felt that way before the 9-11 comments.

  17. aims says:

    Ryan’s hot, no doubt. As for the question, would it bother me if my ex girlfriends keep getting younger? Yes and no. I would be a little shocked with the first few being so young, after a while he would get an eye roll. I would bad mouth him to my girls, away from the kids. Hope one day that he finds a women who will love him and love our kids.

  18. JPC says:

    Ryan Phillippe is a douche, but he’s a hot douche. Typical man, though, wanting to date someone that much younger. What would they possibly have to talk about?

    Marky Mark looks hysterical. And his wife is lovely, though the skinny jeans aren’t doing anything for her figure, which is actually nice. But still – having 4 kids has done things to her thighs that skinny jeans is only accentuating.

  19. BennyJenny says:

    Ryan’s kids are total Reese clones…it’s scary.

  20. MsGoblin says:

    Ryan’s girlfriend is closer in age to his son than she is to him.


  21. abby says:

    I bet you Mark is the stallion in bed. Ryan looks 25 so he’s definitely lucked out in the young genes dept. I think his girlfriend is way too young. either she’s super mature for her age or he’s totally immature for his. I bet it’s the latter.

  22. nikko says:

    LOLOLOL, I thought the same thing (he totally scored w/ a babe) about Marky Mark and his wife in the first picture. He doesn’t look very well. Ryan looks good and he’s a very good DaD, you have to give that to him.

  23. j.eyre says:

    Clearly I need to get my kids signed up for soccer.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      My kids play and trust me that none of the dads look like these guys. Then again, I don’t look like either of these women so….. 😉

  24. INeedANap says:

    When I see guys like Ryan dating girls that young it makes me think of something the old-school pimps in the neighborhood I grew up in used to say — they go after the young girls to be prostitutes, not older women, because women get slick to what’s going on and don’t fall for the same things a girl would. Hearing it and seeing it has made me suspicious of older men who consistently go for younger women.

  25. Alana Fajina says:

    I agree, I think the scruff on Mark is for a movie. The outfit though, he is always dressed down when he is with his family and I think it’s Hot! Mis-matched and all. His family is his first priority, not photo ops- Especially at one of his kids sporting events.
    Ryan just grosses me out, I often wonder how he doesn’t have some sort of incurable VD. Not that I would wish that on my Worst enemy, I’m just honestly curious about these playboy type guys. That’s probably why they date so young, none of these girls have been alive long enough to know how much these guys get around.

  26. Michael says:

    Marks wife is amazingly hot. Her body is sick.

  27. lori says:

    The thought that Ryan has “laid down” with the cracken skeeves me out. No way to wash that off.

  28. Sara says:

    38 dating 20 or 21 is creepy. I agree that if these actors in their late thirties stuck with women over 25 then they wouldn’t seem so creepy.

  29. Jocelyn says:

    Ryan is a douchebag but the guy is still smoking hot. He does not look 38 at all.

    He should date a little older. His girlfriend is very pretty though.

    Mark looks very in love and lust over his wife. It is nice to see. Maybe she got one of the good ones.

  30. Shy says:

    It doesnt look amusing or crazy because Ryan doesn’t look 38. He looks 28-30. No more. That man doesn’t age at all. He is probably vampire. Along with Tom Cruise 🙂

    I actually don’t like when celebrities come to their kids games. I always imagine how those boys or girls on the OTHER team must feel. Like, there sits superstar Tom Cruise or Mark Wahlberg. And he hates you. Well not literally but he doesn’t want you to win. He wants the team of his kid to win. And there you are, with the ball, reaching gates to score… and Tom Cruise sits there all serious and wants you to fail and fall and loose the ball… And then he is crazy happy when you lose.

    I would not feel comfortable if I was a kid there on the other team. It puts pressure on other kids if celebrity is well known.

  31. mabel says:

    First thought when i saw the photo of Mark and Rhea? How it was a creepy mirror image of Jen & Ben – except that in Jen & Ben photos it is Jen cuddling up to Ben and Ben doing all the tolerating.

    This looks like a man that loves his wife. AND needs a new outfit.

  32. Kosmos says:

    My feeling is that Ryan has issues…so no matter who he is with in the moment, it will not work out in the long term. Also, dating someone so much younger will not work out either, but a mature female would probably not work out for his needs. He had issues with his former wife being in the spotlight, so it doesn’t surprise me that he needs women, even very young women, to focus on him. Remember, he was dating Abbie Cornish, a really wonderful young woman and actress, but that fell apart, too. And then he became the father of a child with a woman he dated for a very short while. I dunno about him….

  33. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I love Mark Wahlberg…..stupid 9/11 comment can be forgiven. He’s great in comedy, makes me laugh and he’s a great family man.
    Ryan…..sigh……why, Ryan, why…are you SUCH a douche…but are so, so, so freakin HOT.
    I would hit that in a NY minute AND hope we’d reproduce.
    He looks like he’s all of 20 himself. Dont hate him cuz he’s beautiful! I wish he’d get more roles! Reese probably keeps him blacklisted! lol