Marky Mark has packed up the “funky bunch” and left crumbling California for good. Unless you are a person of a certain age, you have little to no idea who I am referring to, and Mark Wahlberg would like it stayed that way, as the former top selling rapper turned A list movie star would prefer we all forget his early days, but here we are anyway.
Rumors had been swirling of a possible relocation to Las Vegas since 2017 when Wahlberg opened his new Wahlburger restaurant there, and now it’s official; Mark Wahlberg is a Las Vegas resident, even going as far as calling it his “hometown”.
“My hometown,” is how Wahlberg referred to Las Vegas in the latest episode of BeondTV’s “Lights, Camera, Vegas,” hosted by Rachel Smith. “I live in Nevada. I plan on making, hopefully, a film studio, and we want to build a shoe factory in Nevada.
“We want to create a lot of jobs, and a lot of excitement. Hollywood 2.0.”
Wahlberg has joined an ever-growing list of actors, comedians, musicians and companies fleeing the high taxes, crumbling cities, and eco communism of the Golden State. Once an absolute playground for the rich and famous that regular people could visit and marvel at, California is nothing more than a dangerous, dirty dystopian dumpster fire under the destructive reign of Republican Governor Gavin Newsome. This isn’t hyperbole, it’s fact. The crime statistics and declining population numbers back it up.
The star has big plans for Las Vegas and his family, hoping to transform it into a location desirable for movie production.
“That is the biggest challenge, every free moment that I have, I’m at home,” the actor said. “I moved to Nevada where after this gubernatorial election, hopefully it will go to legislation and get a bill passed so we can get a tax credit for the state and build a state-of-the-art studio here and make this Hollywood 2.0.
“I want to be able to work from home,” he continued. “I moved to California many years ago to pursue acting and I’ve only made a couple of movies in the entire time that I was there. So, to be able to give my kids a better life and follow and pursue their dreams whether it be my daughter as an equestrian, my son as a basketball player, my younger son as a golfer, this made a lot more sense for us.”
Wahlberg makes a lot of sense. Many folks, celebrity and regular people alike are realizing that things are simply better elsewhere. While Nevada is technically a blue state, it’s very close, and the policies and leadership in the state are much more conducive to living as a normal human being as opposed to California and their oppressive economic and environmental policies. Policies, that by the way are proving to NOT work.
Wahlberg is deeply religious and credits his Catholic faith for much of his success. He has already began assimilating his family into the city and has been attending football games at his children’s new High School.
Wahlberg’s kids reportedly attend Bishop Gorman High School
“I already went to their first game,” apparently a reference to the Gaels’ vaunted football team. Wahlberg and his wife, model Rhea Durham, have four kids.
A better life is out there folks. If you reside in a blue area and can move to a red one, you will see the difference, even if it’s just purple. Mark Wahlberg did, Mathew McConoughey did, Joe Rogan did; we all can until the balance of power shifts and places like California return to being more like America, and less like a dystopian science fiction movie.