On the Wahlburgers episode ‘When Mark Met Rhea,’ Wahlberg brothers Mark and Paul are in Los Angeles checking out a new restaurant location. Mark likes the spot: it’s got traffic, three new hotels are going up nearby, and two parking lots are in the back. Later, Paul cooks Mark and his wife Rhea Wahlberg (nee Durham) a special dinner at the L.A. restaurant where Mark and Rhea met (in 2001). The one and only other time Rhea appeared on the show was in early 2015, when she made some suggestions for the Wahlburgers children’s menu.
Before becoming a wife and mother of four children, Rhea, now 38, was a fashion model and walked in the 2000 and 2001 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She and Mark started dating in 2001. She gave birth to their first child Ella Rae in 2003. Their son Michael was born in 2006, and Brendan Joseph in 2008. Before they got married in 2009, Rhea converted from Baptist Protestantism to Catholicism. Their youngest, Grace Margaret was born in 2010. Wahlburgers airs Wednesdays at 10pm on A&E.