Mark Wahlberg’s kids ‘terribly embarrassed’ by his Marky Mark style

Mark Wahlberg’s kids aren’t fond of his early ’90s fashion choices.

Asked by “Entertainment Tonight” about his kids’ thoughts on his Marky Mark era style, the actor admitted, “They’re terribly ashamed of it.”

Wahlberg, 51, fronted the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in the 1990s, and was known for his low-slung jeans, backwards baseball caps and frequent shirtlessness.

The star’s signature style was captured in his iconic Calvin Klein underwear ads, several of which featured supermodel Kate Moss.

While Wahlberg’s kids may not like to admit it, lately they’ve been channeling their dad’s gaze.

“My son, the entire time we were on summer vacation, has no shirt on and his underwear hanging out,” said the Boogie Nights actor. “He totally stole the whole look.”

Mark Wahlberg with his children
Wahlberg poses for a selfie with two of his four children.

Wahlberg’s 18-year-old daughter, Ella Rae, also pays tribute to her father’s musical roots.

“She bought a Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch T-shirt from a vintage store, and she rocks it like crazy,” he told People earlier this summer, adding that the teen “didn’t do it to give me a hard time.” .”

“It’s nice to have [her celebrate] part of my past,” Wahlberg added. “That was actually a really nice moment for me.”

Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, on stage circa 1990.
Wahlberg’s signature style landed him a Calvin Klein deal in the 1990s.
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In addition to Ella, Wahlberg shares daughter Grace, 12, and sons Michael, 16, and Brendan, 13, with his 13-year-old wife, Rhea Durham.

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was formed in 1991 and also included Scott Gee, Hector “the Booty Inspector” Barros, DJ-T and Ashey Ace. Their most famous song is “Good Vibrations”, and the group released two albums before splitting up in 1993.

Thankfully, Marky Mark’s fashion impact still lives on.

Mark Wahlberg with his wife and children
Wahlberg shares four children with his wife Rhea Durham.

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