Mark Wahlberg, who is known for his disciplined workout and diet routine, revealed what his cheat meal would be for his birthday, which was on Monday (June 5). The Boston native told People over the weekend that he’s been on the “straight and narrow.”
The actor, who just turned 52, continues, “I haven’t had a drink or anything for 104 days today. So I would say probably some Italian food, a nice wine, and a nice Fletcha Azul tequila.” Wahlberg is an investor in Fletcha Azul. He then joked that for this year’s birthday, he might indulge, but it also might be put off for next year’s birthday.
Putting His Health First
“I’m not ignorant to the fact that I’m definitely past the halfway point,” Wahlberg says of his age. “I know in order to be more flexible and have more longevity, for me, it’s all about mobility and flexibility. When you start getting older, you’re thinking about lung capacity, thinking about bone density, you know, being able to at least still develop new lean muscle. So those are things that I definitely think about.” Wahlberg said he feels better than ever these days like he’s “hitting his stride, health-wise.”
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Wahlberg sees his sense of discipline in his own children, particularly in his youngest child, Grace, who is 13 years old. He calls his “baby” the “one who is most like me.” He says Grace “works out now” and is an equestrian. “She now wants to go up in meters and to be a Grand Prix Jumper. She’s got to train,” he adds. “She’s doing things that my other kids are kind of now starting to think, ‘Well, we’ve got to start doing something because she’s got it all figured out, what she wants to do and how she wants to do it. And she’s doing the work.” Mark shares children Ella, 19, Michael, 17, and Brendan, 14 with his wife, Rhea Durham.
He told the publication that he called her that morning and wanted to catch her before “she left to go to the barn. She was already at the barn on the horse,” he laughed. “So she’s she’s got my work ethic for sure.”