• 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
FactStarted modeling in 1995

Who is Rhea Durham?

Rhea Durham was born on 1 July 1978, in Lakeland, Florida, USA, and is a professional model, but probably 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 likely also enjoys the luxury afforded her by her husband, who is reputedly worth over $250 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, 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 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 being 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, and covers numerous topics such as beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle.

Rhea also appeared on the cover of “ELLE”, a French originated lifestyle magazine with a focus on fashion, entertainment, beauty and health, founded in 1945. In 2000, she signed with Victoria’s Secret Angels, 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. 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 switched 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 cast in 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”.

Most recently, in 2024 he’s appeared in “Arthur the King” and “The Union”, also producing both.

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 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

Personal Life

One of Rhea’s first notable relationships was with the owner of the agency Model Scout, Ward Cottrell. After that, 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, Rhea 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 – all a matter of opinion.

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General Info

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

Family

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

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