7 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Wahlberg And Rhea Durham’s Relationship
Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham seem to have one of the strongest relationships in Hollywood. They dated for eight years before they finally tied the knot and they are still going strong 16 years later. During interviews, neither one of them discusses their relationship in depth, so it’s hard to know much about this fiercely private couple. They’re celebrating yet another anniversary, so here are 7 things you didn’t about their relationship:
The couple, who started dating 2001, met in New York City. “We met in New York City, while I was doing a press junket. I asked her if she wanted to come out with me, and she said yes. Then I asked her if she wanted to come to church with me the next morning, and she said yes again. So that was our first date: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. I knew shortly after that she was the one, but I still had to make sure that I was able to be the man I needed to be,” he told People.
6. She Made Him Believe in Love
According to Wahlberg, his wife made him believe in love. “I was a very nice guy early on. The first time I fell in love, and when I was in jail, she denied me, she didn’t want to wait for me. I don’t want to blame her now but my heart was broken and I decided, ‘I’m never giving my heart to a girl anymore.’ Everything, but not that. And I ended up hurting a lot of people along the way. It was not until I met my wife and we had our daughter that I went, ‘Oh my God, this is happening for a reason.’ So now I have the utmost respect for women and teach my boys that. They shall not take the path that daddy took,’” he told Red Bulletin.