- Real nameRhea Durham
- Date of birthJuly 1, 1978
- Age43 years
- Zodiac signCancer
- BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, USA
Parents and family
- Father Thomas Lee Durham Sr.
- Mother Name Unknown
- Sister Clare Durham
- Brother Thomas Lee Durham Jr.
Rhea Durham husband
Rhea Durham 4 kids
Rhea Durham is famed for her modeling credits as well as for being a spouse of movie star Mark Wahlberg. Hailing from Lakeland, Florida, she was raised alongside sister Clare and a brother.
After being discovered in a mall in 1994, 15-year-old Rhea broke into the modeling business and in two years, she already appeared on the runways in Paris and Milan. Throughout her career, she collaborated with various brands, including Versace, Carolina Herrera and Gucci, along with appearing in 2000 and 2001 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. Durham’s photos were featured in popular magazines, including Vogue and Marie Claire. Additionally, she appeared on TV in the Spin City series and her husband’s reality show Wahlburgers.
In the late 1990s, Rhea Durham dated her manager Ward Cottrell. In 2001, she got romantically involved with Mark Wahlberg. They got acquainted in New York and soon, Mark invited her to a church for the first date. In 2003, the couple’s firstborn, daughter Ella, was born. In 2006, their son Michael drew his first breath, being followed by brother Brendan in 2008. Rhea and Mark got hitched on August 1, 2009. And in 2010, their family was expanded by one more baby girl named Grace.
Wahlberg told that Rhea made him believe that love existed as he didn’t even plan to tie knots before meeting her. The spouses share that they keep the spark between them by role-playing. Durham especially likes when her husband dresses up as a handyman and fixes things in the house.
A curious fact: Rhea doesn’t like when her spouse takes part in sex scenes. That’s why, Mark does his best to persuade directors not to include them in his films.