Mark Wahlberg is focused on the most important thing in his life, his family and being a dad to his 4 kids. He is all about nurturing them, guiding them and spending time with them, but he has some unconventional parenting tips too. Yesterday we learned that he has been taking his two eldest kids, to his tattoo removal appointments. Mark has 7 tattoos and has decided to have them removed and in an effort to deter his children from getting one, he is taking them with to see the pain he is going through. Hmm….
We have been hearing a lot recently about Mark’s upcoming projects, he is still working on the Entourage movie, and he is also working on the new film, 2 Guns. Aside from his obvious professional and business success, Mark has made it clear to the public that his most important role is playing father and husband.
“I’ve always said, ‘If I succeed as a businessman and I fail as a father, then it’s all been for nothing…That’s, by far, the most important role that I’ll ever play in my life … being a parent and a husband.”
It is so sweet hearing Mark talk like this. It is quite clear what a family man he is. We often see gorgeous pics of him with his family (like the one above and more below.) Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham have 4 children, Ella Rae, Michael, Brendan Joseph and Grace Margaret. It is quite clear that he takes his role as father seriously, but his decision to take his 2 eldest kids with him to his tattoo removal procedures “so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through” is fairly out-there IMHO. It would probably be highly effective in deterring them from getting their skin inked when they’re older, but it could also be very frightening for them. There’s nothing like teaching by example, huh?
What do you think of Mark’s parenting style?