Rhea Durham is an American model best known for working with high-end magazines like ‘Marie Claire,’ ‘ELLE,’ and ‘French Vogue.’ She has also walked on the runway for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for two consecutive years. She is married to actor Mark Wahlberg and is a doting mother of four children. She welcomes each day with positivity and is efficient in juggling her time between family commitments and work. Rhea loves the idea of family traditions. According to her, she is a good homemaker. Born in a middle-class family, she was raised with her two younger siblings. She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School and never thought of working in the entertainment industry until she was 15. She ventured into the modeling industry completely by chance! Currently, she is an extremely busy lady with numerous commitments in both her professional and personal life.
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.
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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.
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.