Mark Wahlberg seemed to sign off on his daughter Ella’s boyfriend as they got in a joint workout together.
The 50-year-old actor hit the gym with the 18-year-old’s beau and called him a ‘great young man.’
Marveling at how far he’d come when it came to his daughters and dating, Mark joked that he used to workout ‘to keep the boys away’ from them.
Bonding: Mark Wahlberg, 50, seemed to sign off on his daughter Ella’s boyfriend as they got in a joint workout together, and joked it was once unfathomable as he used to hit the gym to keep the boys away
How to date my daughter! ‘I wanna know who she’s gonna be hanging out with, what his parents are like, all that stuff’ Mark had previously said of Ella, 18, possibly dating; Ella pictured September 2021
The Infinite actor posted a video of he and Ella’s boyfriend in his expansive home gym as they rocked matching Municipal T-shirts.
‘Alright I used to workout to keep the boys away from my girls, and now I’m working out with the boyfriend. Imagine that,’ he said.
He captioned the nine-second video: ‘Ella is a lucky girl and I’m a lucky dad! He is a great young man,’ to which she commented back ‘Luv u dad.’
Imagine that! ‘I used to workout to keep the boys away from my girls, and now I’m working out with the boyfriend,’ he said
Seal of approval: ‘Ella is a lucky girl and I’m a lucky dad! He is a great young man,’ Wahlberg captioned the post
Keep your enemies closer! ‘Heyy keep ’em close. Smart,’ wrote Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez wrote a play on ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer’ in the comment section: ‘Heyy keep ’em close. Smart.’
‘Imagine having a girlfriend and her dad wakes you up for a 4am workout,’ joke a fan as the actor had previously confessed to starting his day the crack of dawn.
The Uncharted star had spoken about the prospect of his daughters dating back in 2017 when Ella was just 14 at the time.
‘Imagine having a girlfriend and her dad wakes you up for a 4am workout’: Fans commented about Mark’s grueling workout schedule
‘It’s inevitable — at some point, it’s gonna happen,’ he said on Live with Kelly and Ryan. ‘I wanna know who she’s gonna be hanging out with, what his parents are like, all that stuff.’
When he was asked if he thought boyfriends would be ‘terrified’ of him, he admitted with a laugh: ‘I would think so.’
Mark and wife Rhea Durham have four kids in total: daughters Ella, 18, and Grace, 11, and sons Michael, 15, and Brendan,13.