Actor Mark Wahlberg posted a picture of himself and wife with ashes on their foreheads on his social media accounts on Ash Wednesday. The picture included the message: “Wishing all who celebrate a blessed #AshWednesday”.
Wahlberg was raised Catholic and has been public about his Catholic faith in recent years. He was the M.C. of one of Pope Francis’ events in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September 2015, and in October 2016 he recorded a video about the importance of good priests for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors in Boston.
His wife, Rhea Durham, is a successful model and converted to Catholicism in 2009 just before their wedding. Together they have four children.