Rhea Durham Biography

Rhea Durham, an American model known for her work with prestigious magazines and her appearances in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, is a devoted mother and wife. With a positive outlook on life, she effortlessly balances her family responsibilities with her successful career. Rhea cherishes family traditions and takes pride in being a skilled homemaker. Despite her humble beginnings, she found her way into the modeling industry and has since become a prominent figure. Today, Rhea is a busy woman with a multitude of commitments in both her personal and professional life.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Rhea
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Mark Wahlberg (m. 2009)
    • Children: Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, Michael Wahlberg
  • Models
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’9″ (175 cm), 5’9″ Females
  • U.S. State: Florida
  • More Facts
  • Education: Lakeland Senior High School


Rhea Durham started her modeling career at the age of 15 after getting discovered by an employee of Model Scout, a famous modeling agency, in a mall. The Florida native eventually got a modeling contract and packed her bags to travel to New York and Paris for her assignments. During this time, she also began doing fashion shows and advertisements. She made a name for herself in the international fashion scene after walking the ramp for various big names in Paris and Milan. Since then, Durham has been working with top notch designers and companies. She has graced the covers of several renowned fashion magazines, such as ‘Marie Claire,’ ‘French Vogue’ and ‘ELLE.’ In the year 2000 and 2001, she modeled at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Around this time, she made a guest appearance in an episode of ‘Spin City’. In the early 2000s, she also signed a deal with Revlon.

Controversies & Scandals

Rhea Durham has sparked some controversies online. She once commented on the fashion sense of Harry Styles and Justin Bieber which the pop stars’ fans found to be in bad taste. She kindled a mild controversy when she criticized Este Lauder’s choice of Kendall Jenner as their new face. In 2014, the model criticized People Magazine for selecting Chris Hemsworth as the sexiest man.

Personal Life

Rhea Durham was born on July 1, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida, the USA. She has a younger sister as well as a younger brother. She attended Lakeland Senior High School. Talking about her love life, the American model was earlier rumored to be in a relationship with the owner of Model Scout, Ward-Cottrell. In 2001, she began dating actor Mark Wahlberg. The duo met at a New York press junket and had three children, Ella Rae, Michael, and Brendan Joseph before marriage. After converting to Catholicism from Baptist Protestantism, Durham married Wahlberg in 2009 in Beverly Hills. She gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, daughter Grace Margaret, in January 2010. After marriage, she became the daughter-in-law of Donald E. Wahlberg Sr. and Alma McPeck. She is the sister-in-law of Robert Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy and Arthur Wahlberg.

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