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Mark Wahlberg on His Mom: She’s “Not Speaking to Me Right Now”

Kelly Ripa, Mark Wahlberg and Michael Strahan
Kelly Ripa, Mark Wahlberg and Michael Strahan pose for the show's Instagram account

He is arguably the most famous Wahlberg, but that doesn't mean he's the favorite back home. Mark Wahlberg hinted during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael that he currently doesn't have the closest relationship with his mother, Alma Elaine.

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"My mom's not speaking to me right now," the 42-year-old star said to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan during an interview on Wednesday, Dec. 4. "It's been like that since day one."

The father of four with wife Rhea Durham didn't go into any further detail but appeared uneasy about the situation.

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In response, Ripa pointed out that there could be an easy explanation. "The mother always likes the one who's doing least well the most," she explained. Wahlberg replied: "Oh that's it, I gotta do that." 

Wahlberg has five brothers, Donnie, Robert, Arthur, Paul and Jim; sisters Michele and Tracey; and three half siblings, Scott, Buddy and Donna.

The younger brother of New Kids on the Block crooner Donnie, 44, the Boston native first broke out in the late 1980s and early 1990s as muscle-bound rapper (and Calvin Klein model) Marky Mark. Donnie, meanwhile, continues to tour with NKOTB and now stars on the CBS series Blue Bloods.

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Since then, Walhlberg has become one of the biggest actors and producers in Hollywood. He's produced HBO's Entourage and How to Make It in America, and has starred in several films over the years, including Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), The Departed (2006), The Fighter (2010) and Ted (2012).

Mark and Donnie are currently producing an A&E reality TV series together, Wahlburgers. The show will focus on the brothers' restaurant near their native Boston.

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