Mark Wahlberg Already Talking More Babies

10/11/2008 at 06:00 PM ET

Although he welcomed son Brendan Joseph just 3 ½ weeks ago, Mark Wahlberg says that if it is up to him, his family with partner Rhea Durham will only continue to grow. In a new interview with Extra, Mark, 37, notes that as the youngest of nine children, he’d like to have "as many [kids] as mommy can handle." Given Mark’s role in the equation, however, he admits that he has the luxury of advocating a ‘bigger is better’ approach to family planning.

"It’s obviously a lot easier for me. i just have to show up and be her support system."

Mark and Rhea are also parents to Ella Rae, 5, and Michael, 2 ½. Mark’s new movie Max Payne is in theaters October 17th.

Source: Extra

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Alicia on

I could see them with four kids. Rhea said she wanted two more after their second child Michael was born. I bet their next one will be a girl.

Callen on

I love his approach with “as many kids as mommy can handle”, I guess men finally understand. That a bowling ball coming out of a lemon, is not the same as getting pampered at a spa.

Kelly on

I love the “as many as mommy can handle” hes sweet

Hanna on

Nice approach to PARENThood.


Love this family!Can’t wait to see baby Brendan,I bet he’s a cutie like Ella and Michael.

dsmom on

He is so cute! They are so great together. Im so happy that he has turned into such a great man and father.

Jen DC on

I don’t exactly find this exchange “sweet.” When I first read it, my main point wanted to be that he has an additional luxury of being wealthy – that *certainly* makes fatherhood an easier proposition. I thought that’s where he was going with this.

It seems like a casual attitude to take, that he “just has to show up,” but then maybe it was a more casual interview. Added to my conflicted feelings about their relationship – that they chose to have children prior to preparing themselves for marriage – the whole thing seems off putting.

The Writer on

I disagree with Mark’s comments being off-putting; I think he has a great, refreshing attitude, and he admits that it’s easier said than done when it comes to them having more kids; he can say he wants 10 kids, but he doesn’t have to actually carry or give birth to them, unlike Rhea. It’s very clear that he loves his children and that he wants more kids and to continue to grow as a family with Rhea.

Rosy J on

Best wishes and good luck to them. They are a beautiful family.

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