Mark Wahlberg: ‘Finding God is My Highest Priority’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Veteran Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg is proud to have faith as his top priority.
“There’s nothing more important in the world than God,” Wahlberg shared with Celebrity Evangelist, “[I] can’t start the day without being in prayer, can’t start the day without reading my Scripture or going to Mass.”
Wahlberg has been open about his faith for years citing it as the purpose for the decisions that he makes: from the acting roles he chooses to the way he raises his children. He even recently revealed that he is leaving Hollywood; a move motivated by his desire for a better life for his family.
Movieguide® previously reported on Wahlberg’s move:
Mark Wahlberg is one of the many celebrities choosing to leave Hollywood and raise their families outside of the entertainment capital.
The action star recently revealed that he was selling his Los Angeles home and moving his family to Nevada in pursuit of a “better life.”
“I want to be able to work from home,” Wahlberg shared. “I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting, and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there.
“So, to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us,” the actor continued.
Wahlberg and his wife Rhea have four children: Ella, 18, Michael, 16, Brendan, 13, and Grace, 12.
“We came [to Nevada] to just kind of give ourselves a new look, a fresh start for the kids, and there’s a lot of opportunity here,” Wahlberg said. “I’m really excited about the future.”
Wahlberg has been lauded by fans in the past for his openness about his faith; something that is becoming increasingly rare in Hollywood. He knows that the promotion of his faith might turn some heads, but the action star believes that it is better to share his faith than keep it private.
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With Wahlberg’s candidness about his faith and excellence in acting, it is no surprise that he has been nominated as a candidate for the prestigious Grace Award® at this year’s Movieguide® Awards. Wahlberg was nominated for his title role in FATHER STU: REBORN.
Those interested in learning more about the Movieguide® Awards can find a full list of the nominees here.
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