Mark Wahlberg is the embodiment of every single person who grew up in Boston. I mean the dude could be the cities mascot. Anyways, the star actor created a bit of a scandal when he was seen leaving Super Bowl LI early as his beloved New England Patriots were being blown out by the Atlanta Falcons. Obviously, we all know Wahlberg missed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history as a result, but now he’s here to explain why he left early.
In an interview with Men’s Health this month, Wahlberg blames the whole thing on his 8-year-old son Brendan. The two-time Oscar nominee says his son was not taking the game particularly well and was yelling f-bombs while the family was in a luxury suite at NRG Stadium. Initially, Wahlberg had said his son wasn’t feeling well, but that’s not really the full truth.
I’ll let him tell the story:
Last year, a mini-scandal arose when Wahlberg was seen leaving the Super Bowl before his beloved Patriots mounted their historic comeback. At the time, he told reporters he had a sick son who needed to get back to their hotel. That’s partly true. The Wahlberg family was watching the game in a luxury suite in Houston’s NRG Stadium while the Patriots were getting pounded. Wahlberg and Rhea Durham’s second son, 8-year-old Brendan, was not handling it well at all.
“He was spitting out F-bombs and going crazy. It was bad,” says Wahlberg, shuddering as if he’s reliving the moment. “He was lying down on the carpet. He was very upset.” Rhea wanted to stay, but Wahlberg wasn’t having it and left with his boy.
I don’t know if I’ve ever been least surprised by anything in my life than learning Marky Mark’s son drops f-bombs. Like Father like son indeed.