Mark Wahlberg's church date
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 January 2010
Mark Wahlberg took his now-wife Rhea Durham to church on their first date as he wanted to share his faith with her
Mark Wahlberg took his now-wife to church on their first date.
The 'Lovely Bones' actor wanted to share his faith with Rhea Durham - who he married last August and is currently expecting his fourth child with - as soon as they met and admits it made a lasting impression on her.
He said: "We met through a mutual friend in New York. I asked if she wanted to hang out the next day and she did, so I said, 'Well, come to church with me.'
"She was raised a Christian, not a Catholic like me. She did come - and now she's converted."
Mark says he and Rhea always try to keep their romance alive in their relationship by setting aside time for one another.
He explained to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I try to be romantic. Having kids means once they're in bed, being romantic is cuddling on the couch and watching TV.
"But we do have date nights every week. I have one with my daughter and one with mommy."