Mark Wahlberg has been open about this before, and when he sat down with Men’s Health magazine, he was open again: he kinda wishes he hadn’t done everything he did when he was younger and rose to fame as “Marky Mark.”
“Believe me, if there were things I could take back I would. I can’t take any of it back and it’s moulded who I am today, but I would certainly like to erase some of those things. I should have kept my shirt on a lot more. And not pulled my pants down so much.
“When I did my first film I really felt like I had found my niche. It was difficult because I wanted to do anything in my power to make people forget about my past. I wanted to be credible, respected and taken seriously.
“Well family is the most important thing to me. So when I’m back home I’m in the gym at 4:30am, when it’s still dark out and the kids haven’t woken up yet. Then I get the kids up, get them off to school and get my day started.
“Family, faith and being a good person are the be all and end all. If I succeed at business and I fail at being a good father then it was all for nothing.”
I love seeing how much Mark has matured! He’s got his priorities straight, doesn’t he?
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