Mark Wahlberg, the fitness-obsessed actor, 49, revealed he has already gained 20 pounds and is “going up another 20” for his new movie, ‘Father Stu.’ “From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now,” he captioned shirtless before-and-after photos on Instagram Monday. “Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking.”
The weight gain hasn’t turned off the “Spenser Confidential” star’s wife, Rhea Durham, who gushed over her husband. “And it looks just as hot in person baby,” the model, 42, commented. Even Mario Lopez thought Mark Wahlberg still looked handsome, writing, “Yo. You wear mad chubby well homie!”
For fans concerned about the rapid weight gain, Mark Wahlberg’s company Performance Inspired Nutrition clarified the “Ted” actor was going about it in a smart way. “Doing it the healthy ‘weigh’ and keeping strong with hard #workouts!” the company wrote.
On April 8, Mark Wahlberg appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and opened up about the real-life character he’ll be playing in forthcoming drama about Father Stuart Long. He explained “He was a fighter, he moved to L.A. to become an actor, he fell in love with a girl, he had an accident, he had an outer-body spiritual experience, he decided to become a priest.”