Mark Wahlberg has revealed he is joining the exodus from California by leaving his longtime home in Los Angeles in favor of Nevada.
In an interview on Tuesday for The Talk, the 51-year-old actor said he had bid the Golden State farewell in hopes of giving his children a ‘better life.’
Wahlberg’s move to Nevada, which borders California, comes after he put his astonishing 12-bedroom, 20-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $87.5 million in April of this year.
Although Wahlberg had lived in his Beverly Hills mansion for more than a decade, he described his time in California almost as if it was a missed opportunity.
‘I want to be able to work from home. 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,’ he explained. ‘So, to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us.’
Wahlberg — who shares Ella, 19; Michael, 16; Brendan, 14; and Grace, 12, with his wife Rhea Durham, 44 — may have only been referring to films shot near his home or in California, as he has starred in around 30 films since purchasing his Beverly Hills land in 2009.