While doing some press for his upcoming movie Max Payne, actor Mark Wahlberg, 37, explains why he feels he’s ready to be married to long time love, 30-year-old model, Rhea Durham.
“We continue to grow in our relationship,” Wahlberg told PEOPLE on Thursday. “I think we have a much better chance at succeeding and staying together.” “I wasn’t prepared to be married – I don’t care who it was – at [age] 20 or 30,” said Wahlberg. But now, he says, he’s ready for “committing to really making it work constantly and all the other things that go into building a solid foundation.”
Wahlberg is the producer of the HBO hit Entourage, which is loosely based on his nightlife ways. Although Mark still knows how to have a good time, he has given up the “party” aspect of Hollywood, explaining there is so much more you can do in a day.
“Before I couldn’t manage to go to school for four or five hours a day and then be able to get my homework done,” he laughed. “But once I took out the nightlife part of my life, you know going out from 10 to 3, 4, 5, 6 in the morning, there’s enough time in the day to do all the stuff I’m doing and then some and get a good eight hours sleep.”
Rhea and Mark have two children, Ella, 4, and Michael, 2 . They are expecting their 3rd child and currently planning a wedding for summer 2009.