Actor, producer and father-of-four Mark Wahlberg has opened up about how he tries to be a good father to make up for his own disruptive childhood in Esquire magazine.
The Lone Survivor star, 42, is married to former Victoria’s Secret model Rhea Durham, and together they have Ella, 10, Michael, eight, Brendan, five, and Grace, four.
Speaking on parenting methods, he said, ‘I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life…To give them enough trust that they can share things with you.’
However, he doesn’t want his brood growing up with a sense of entitlement, saying, ‘You don’t wanna give your kids everything without giving them the tools to be great people.’
Mark grew up in a working class area of Boston, Massachusetts, with eight older siblings – a very different childhood to the one he aims to provide for his children.
‘It wasn’t until we got older that we realised we didn’t have what a lot of other people had,’ the Entourage executive producer said.
‘It was great at times and pretty traumatic at times when you were really young,' Mark said. 'You had brothers that were teenagers and they were doing sh** that teenagers do, and you don’t understand what it is or why they’re doing it.’
These days, the family man is more used to entertaining us on screen, and is set to star in Ted 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction.