Mark Wahlberg recently hit the gym with his daughter’s boyfriend, calling the youngster “a great young man.”
A clip shared to the “Joe Bell” actor’s Instagram page, Wahlberg, 50, is seen sharing workout space with his 18-year-old daughter Ella Rae’s current beau.
“I used to work out to keep the boys away from my girls, and now I’m working out with the boyfriend. Imagine that,”Mark joked while wearing matching T-shirts in the video.
Mario Lopez, a fellow father, quickly commented on the photo and told Wahlberg. “Heyyy keep ’em close. Smart.”
In a 2012 interview with Redbook, Wahlberg explained how raising two daughter’s changed his view of women in general.
“They are very strong, smart, and independent,”He spoke about Ella Rae, and Grace Margaret, his sister. “Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women.”
He also shared his thoughts about Ella bringing home a boy at 14 years old, a boy that he never saw again.
Mark Wahlberg got to know his daughter’s boyfriend during a workout session.Instagram/@markwahlberg
“It was one of those things where I was like, ‘Oh, this boy is really nice,’ and now he’s not around anymore — I don’t know what happened,”Wahlberg, 2017, explained “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
“But I was not trying to intimidate him,”The star insisted on the point at the time. “It had nothing to do with me. I guess the relationship just didn’t work out, and somehow I got blamed.”
He went on to say he’s no longer overprotective of his girls because teenagers dating is “inevitable.”
Wahlberg hit the gym with his daughter’s boyfriend. Instagram/@markwahlberg
“At some point, it’s gonna happen,”He said. “I wanna know who she’s gonna be hanging out with, what his parents are like, all that stuff.”
“A boy would be terrified of you, wouldn’t he?”Ripa.
“I would think so,”The star was admitted.