• Rhea Durham is a professional model, but better known for being the wife of actor Mark Wahlberg.
• She has a net worth estimated to be over $20 million.
• She was first discovered in a mall at the age of 15 and has since done high profile modelling for numerous magazines and brands.
• She married Mark Wahlberg in 2009 and they have four children together.
• She has been criticized for publicly criticizing celebrities and their fashion choices.

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Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1978
SpouseMark Wahlberg
FactSister-in-law of Donnie Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy.

Who is Rhea Durham?

Rhea Durham was born on 1 July 1978, in Lakeland, Florida, USA, and is a professional model, but better known for being the wife of actor Mark Wahlberg. However, she’s appeared in numerous high profile magazines such as “Marie Claire”, “Elle”, and “Vogue”, and was a part of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for two years.

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The Net Worth of Rhea Durham

Rhea Durham has travelled internationally, and earned a significant sum from her various modelling projects. She has a net worth estimated to be over $20 million, and not limited to that, she also enjoys the luxury afforded her by her husband who has a net worth of over $255 million.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Rhea grew up as a part of a middle class family, and was raised alongside two younger siblings. She attended Lakeland Senior High School in her hometown, a public school and the original high school in the city, sharing its campus with the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

At the age of 15, she was discovered by a modelling scout while she was in a mall, and was subsequently offered her a modelling contract, which she accepted, and started travelling as a part of her work, including to New York and Paris for training and several assignments. As the years progressed, she started to do fashion shows, and also appeared in advertising campaigns, leading her to be noticed by luxury brands.

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Modelling Career

After working on the catwalk for several companies in Milan and Paris, she signed contracts with several. She also started to be featured in publications, beginning with “Marie Claire”. The French originated magazine is now published internationally in numerous languages, and often features women from around the world, while tackling global issues, health, fashion, and beauty topics. Rhea also appeared on the cover of “Vogue Paris” which has been in publication since 1920. The magazine covers numerous topics such as beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. It was a weekly newspaper before it became a monthly magazine publication many years later.

Rhea also appeared on the cover of “ELLE”, which is a French originated lifestyle magazine with a focus on fashion, entertainment, beauty and health. It was founded in 1945, and its title means “she” or “her” in French. In 2000, she signed with Victoria’s Secret, and became a part of their annual Fashion Show for two years, which is often used to market its goods in high profile settings, with numerous popular models signed with the company called Victoria’s Secret Angels. At around the same time, she signed a deal with Revlon, and also made a guest appearance in the TV series “Spin City”.

Husband – Mark Wahlberg

Wahlberg started his career using the moniker Marky Mark, working as a member of the band called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. As a rapper and hip-hop artist, he released albums such as “You Gotta Believe”, and “Music for the People”, but then decided to pursue a career in acting, appearing in films such as “Renaissance Man” and “Fear”. His performance in “Boogie Nights” as the character Dirk Diggler would earn him critical acclaim, establishing him in this new career direction.

In the 2000s, he started taking more action oriented films, appearing in hits including “Planet of the Apes”, “The Italian Job”, and “The Departed” – for his role in the latter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2010, he played the role of Micky Ward in “The Fighter”, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. During the next decade, he focused on more comedy roles such as “Daddy’s Home”, “Ted”, and its sequel “Ted 2”. He was given a starring role in the “Transformers” live action film franchise in 2014. He’s also achieved success on television with projects such as “Boardwalk Empire” and “Entourage”. Thanks to his numerous successful projects, he was listed as one of the highest paid actors of 2017, and his achievements have led him to be awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Personal Life

One of Rhea’s first notable relationships was with the owner of the agency Model Scout, Ward Cottrell. After that relationship, it was reported in 2001 that she began dating Mark Wahlberg. The two met at a New York press event and stayed together for the next eight years, having three children in the process. She later converted to Catholicism, and in 2009, the two married in a ceremony held in Beverly Hills. They had their fourth child a year later.

When talking about her family time, she mentioned that she enjoys the idea of family traditions. Despite the work she gets, she manages to juggle her time effectively and stays positive. She’s had a bit of controversy during her career, due to her public criticism of several celebrities. She once commented negatively on the fashion sense of both Justin Bieber and Harry Styles, which attracted the ire of their fans. She also criticized Este Lauder for choosing Kendall Jenner as the new face of their brand and criticized “People” magazine for selecting Chris Hemsworth as their sexiest man of the year.

General Info

Full NameRhea Durham
Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1978
Height1.75 m


SpouseMark Wahlberg
ChildrenElla Rae Wahlberg, Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, Michael Wahlberg

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1I love the traditions of family and home. Babies, kids, holidays - that's what I'm good at.


1Daughter-in-law of Alma McPeck and Donald E. Wahlberg Sr..
2Sister-in-law of Donnie Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy.
3Rhea is the oldest of three children. She has a younger brother and sister.
4She and her husband, Mark Wahlberg, welcomed their fourth child, Margaret Grace Wahlberg, on January 11, 2010.
5Had a third child, a son named Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, with Mark Wahlberg. Brendan was born on September 16, 2008 and weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz.
6Son, Michael Wahlberg [b. 21 March 2006] with Mark Wahlberg.
7[September 2, 2003] Her first child with Mark Wahlberg, a girl named Ella Rae was born at 4.am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
8Started modeling in 1995
9In April 2001 she signed a contract with Revlon




The Lovely Bones2009the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution - as Rhea Wahlberg


Wahlburgers2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2001TV SpecialHerself - Model
Spin City2001TV SeriesHerself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Model

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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