Wahlberg's Wife Switches from Patriots to Chiefs, Mark Reveals

Mark Wahlberg's Insights into Family Life and NFL Fandom

by Nouman Rasool
Wahlberg's Wife Switches from Patriots to Chiefs, Mark Reveals
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In a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, renowned actor Mark Wahlberg shared intriguing insights into his Super Bowl experience and a surprising revelation about his wife, Rhea Durham's, football loyalties. Reflecting on the electric atmosphere of the 2024 Super Bowl held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, where the Kansas City Chiefs clinched victory against the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22, Wahlberg, a steadfast Bostonian, disclosed a significant shift in household team spirit.

Durham, previously a staunch New England Patriots supporter, has now pledged allegiance to the Chiefs, much to Wahlberg's bemusement. Despite maintaining her fondness for the Patriots, Wahlberg emphasized Durham's newfound admiration for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, citing their remarkable rise as contenders for football supremacy.

Expressing a mix of understanding and reluctance, Wahlberg remarked, "I just don’t like them because they’re really creeping up on the Patriots really quickly when it comes to being the best."

Family Dynamics and Relocation

The Chiefs' recent Super Bowl triumph, marking their third victory in five years, has sparked comparisons to the Patriots' dynastic reign under the leadership of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, who secured six Lombardi trophies between 2002 and 2019.

Wahlberg and Durham, who exchanged vows in 2009, are the proud parents of four children: Ella, Michael, Brendan, and Grace. Their family's relocation from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in pursuit of new opportunities, as Wahlberg previously discussed on The Talk in October 2022, underscores their commitment to fostering their children's diverse aspirations.

Embracing the transition as a chance for a fresh start and enhanced prospects, Wahlberg articulated, "To be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams... this made a lot more sense for us." As Wahlberg navigates the dynamic landscape of sports allegiances within his household, his candid revelations offer a glimpse into the intersection of family life and sporting fervor amidst the NFL's evolving narratives.