Once upon a time Mark Wahlberg was a titan of the music industry. Okay, maybe not a titan, but people liked him for a little while. Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch had a #1 hit with “Good Vibrations” in 1991, and a follow up top-ten with “Wildside”. He was even nominated for a Grammy in 1993, unfortunately losing to the ever-popular “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-lot.
So when a certain musical megastar was over at his house recently, he likely had some insight into his personal life. That’s why, when his eldest daughter Ella proclaimed that she was going to marry him one day, Wahlberg laid down the law.
On Ellen, Wahlberg gave up that it was Justin Bieber who he had over for dinner and that his daughter, who is 13 now, is absolutely in love with him. Even though she turned on him in his younger days, the new Bieber is back in her good books – just not her dad’s.
Wahlberg told her,“Over both of your dead bodies. I’ll just go back to jail” when she proposed the match. He’s referring to the sentence of two years in prison he received after pleading guilty to assault after initially being charged with attempted murder.
He’s joking, obviously, about threatening his daughter with violence, but not when he makes his next threat. Wahlberg says he told her he’d collaborate with Bieber musically just to embarrass her, to which she was “completely appalled”.
Wahlberg was on the show to promote his latest film, Patriots Day which follows the story of the Boston Marathon bombing from 2013. Ellen is almost overcome with emotion when talking about it, and all the memories that it brings flooding back.
Patriots Day comes out nationwide on January 13th, but hopefully soon after that we get a Marky Mark-Justin Bieber collab. After all, it’s about that time (to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme).