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Wahlberg started dating Rhea Durham in 2001, and they married on August 1, 2009, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, near where they live

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hese days, she goes by Rhea Wahlberg, but in the late ‘90s, Mark Wahlberg’s wife was better known as Rhea Durham—the top fashion model being splashed across the covers of some of the biggest publications in the world. Her life changed in 2001, however, when she met the actor at a press junket in New York City.

hese days, she goes by Rhea Wahlberg, but in the late ‘90s, Mark Wahlberg’s wife was better known as Rhea Durham—the top fashion model being splashed across the covers of some of the biggest publications in the world. Her life changed in 2001, however, when she met the actor at a press junket in New York City.

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“I asked her if she wanted to come out with me, and she said yes. Then I asked her if she wanted to come to church with me the next morning, and she said yes again,” the Fear star revealed to PEOPLE in 2010. “So that was our first date: St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.”

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The pair went on to get married and have a family. Two decades later, they're still going strong. “I owe a lot to my wife. She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children," Mark shared with The Sun in 2018. He added: “I also knew that she loved me for who I am and that she was someone I could trust. Until I met her, I wasn’t ready to have a family.”

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Like many models, Rhea got her start in the industry at an early age. “I got started, somebody found me in a mall. In a shopping mall when I was 14,” she said in a 1997 video interview. “I went to Paris when I was 17

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As ModelScout owner Ward Cottrell, whose company is crediting with finding Rhea, would later tell the Orlando Sentinel, "Her look was so of-the-moment. She has a classical beauty, but it's just 'off' enough to be edgy. That's catapulted her to the top. It's a timing thing—the right look at the right time," he said.

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By the late ‘90s, she was a top name in her profession, appearing on the covers of publications such as French Vogue and ELLE, and walking the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret.