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Actor Mark Wahlberg's heartfelt reason for pulling plug on southern California, moving family to Nevada: 'To give my kids a better life'
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Actor Mark Wahlberg's heartfelt reason for pulling plug on southern California, moving family to Nevada: 'To give my kids a better life'

Actor Mark Wahlberg told "The Talk" on Tuesday that among his reasons for moving his family from southern California to Nevada was "to give my kids a better life."

What are the details?

Wahlberg said during the interview that "every free moment that I have, I’m at home."

"I want to be able to work from home," he added. "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." Now in Nevada, Wahlberg said he's "able to give my kids a better life" that let's them "follow and pursue their dreams, whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my youngest son as a golfer — this made a lot more sense for us."

Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham have four children: Grace, 12, Brendan, 14, Michael, 15, and Ella, 19.

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

Wahlberg also said during the interview that he hopes to build a "state-of-the-art studio here and make this Hollywood 2.0" as well as a shoe factory and a factory for Municipal, the sport utility gear company he founded.

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Wahlberg's faith

Wahlberg is no fan of Hollywood's trappings, noting back in 2016 that "a lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family."

His devout Catholicism is well known, so Wahlberg's devotion to family would seem to make sense in light of it.

"Nobody's beyond redemption," he told E! News earlier this year during the release of "Father Stu," his first Christian-based movie. Wahlberg added to the outlet that if God "knows your heart, and you want to do good, he will help you. He'll give you those things — but he's gonna give you all those things when you're ready for them. That's the same thing with my wife, with my children, and all the things that I've ever wanted. He didn't give them to me until I was ready for them."

While Wahlberg has said he doesn't "force" his religious beliefs on his children, something's obviously working in the faith department. In May Wahlberg went public with congratulations to his son Michael for making his Catholic confirmation. He added congratulations to "all the young people out there who were confirmed and taking their relationship with the Lord into their adulthood, what a commitment you guys have made."

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Dave Urbanski

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