Mark Wahlberg Misses His Team’s Super Bowl Win After Son Gets Sick, Says: ‘Family First’

Mark Wahlberg’s big Super Bowl day out with his family was cut short after he had to leave because his son got sick.

The die-hard New England Patriots fan was excited to be attending the game with his wife, Rhea Durham, and their two sons, Michael and Brendan.

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But sadly, the Boston-born actor, 45, had to bail before he witnessed his team’s epic comeback and eventual win.

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“I had to leave the game early because my youngest son wasn’t feeling well,” he wrote a alongside a photo of the foursome next to the field before the event started. “Trust me, I would have loved to be at the stadium – but family first. Doesn’t mean I don’t love my Patriots too!”

Before their departure, he’d posted several photos to social media of him excitedly gearing up for the game.

Big day with my little guys. #PatsNation

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Although he had to leave early, he caught up with the event from the comfort of his home, where he shared snapshot of his family celebrating the win.

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What a game! ????? #Patriots

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Wahlberg also shared some fun screenshots from his video calls to friends Usher and Ludacris, who were supporting the losing team, the Atlanta Falcons.


“Trying to console my guy @usher,” he captioned the photo of the singer, with his head in his hands. “All love!”

The Patriots won 34 to 28. It was the first time a Super Bowl game has gone to overtime.

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