Mark Wahlberg has been famous since he was young and previously performed as a singer under the stage name Marky Mark before turning to an acting career in adulthood. In addition to his long and varied career, Wahlberg is also a father to four children and a parent to two sons and two daughters with wife Rhea Durham (via Hollywood Life). According to People, by birth order, the Wahlberg children are named Ella, Michael, Brendan, and Grace Margaret.
Although Wahlberg admitted to Entertainment Tonight that his kids were embarrassed about his previous role as Marky Mark, Brendan Wahlberg – the singer and actor’s younger son – looks just like his father at about the same age. Meanwhile, Brendan is also not to be confused with his similarly named older cousin Brandon Wahlberg, a cast member on his family’s television series “Wahlburgers,” who also happens to share the extended family resemblance across the generations (via A&E).
Brendan Wahlberg looks like dad Mark Wahlberg
Brendan Wahlberg, the younger of Mark Wahlberg’s two sons, bears a striking resemblance to his father. In a video he posted to his Instagram account in 2021, Mark took Brendan for a spin in a golf cart to teach his son how to drive the vehicle. However, it was the resemblance between father and son that really caught fans’ attention, with People writing that Brendan “looks almost identical” to Mark.
In the Instagram video, Mark can be seen instructing Brendan to keep his eyes on the road as Brendan drives the two down a paved path at an unidentified golf course. Another Instagram post Mark shared of himself with Brendan and his older daughter Ella Wahlberg is captioned: “These two look like twins❤️❤️”
Earlier snaps of the family on holiday in Barbados caught the attention of The Daily Mail, where the headline called Brendan “a mini Marky Mark in the making”. Mark also once said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that Brendan played intramural basketball for the NBA’s New York Knicks (via Hollywood Life).
Mark Wahlberg spoke about fatherhood
Aside from his comments on Entertainment Tonight about embarrassing his kids about his days as Marky Mark, Mark Wahlberg previously told the outlet that he’s trying to give his kids their own identity separate from his as an entertainer ( via Tonight’s Entertainment).
Explaining that he was not “allowed” to watch his children’s exercise routines or games outside of the confines of the car, Wahlberg commented, “At first I took it personally because I want to be there to support them, but they They’re comfortable with what they’re doing and they have their own identity too.” As fans may recall, he previously opened up about his younger daughter’s interest in equestrianism on “The Tonight Show,” according to People.
Whether or not his kids decide to follow their famous father into the entertainment industry one day, it certainly sounds like Mark Wahlberg wants to give his sons and daughters the freedom to be who they want to be in life — even if that means cheering her on from the car.