Oh noes! I hate hearing about rifts between parents and children. I mean, we complain about them when they’re little sometimes, or at least about the constant demand they are on our energy and attention, but we love our kids.

It’s hard to imagine them growing up, only for us not to have anything to do with them. But it seems like that’s what happened for Mark Wahlberg. On an appearance with Live! with Kelly and Michael this week, the A-list actor and former underwear model told the hosts, “My mom’s not speaking to me right now.”

He continued, “It’s been like that from day one,” but did not elaborate on what day one meant. In fact, he didn’t give any other details, but did seem uncomfortable with having revealed even that much.

Kelly Ripa, bless her heart, tried to overcome the awkwardness by explaining, “The mother always likes the one who’s doing least well the most.”

Wahlberg bit back, “Oh that’s it, I gotta do that.”

Does this mean that Mother Wahlberg doesn’t even have a relationship with her four grandchildren that call her son dad? Mark and his wife Rhea Durham have four kids together -- Ella Rae (10), Michael Robert (7), Brendan Joseph (5), and Grace Margaret (3).

My mom is so crazy about my kids, I’m pretty sure she’d put up with me even if she hated me (she doesn’t) to get to them. I can’t imagine a world in which my mom didn’t speak to me -- no matter what the reason.

Whatever happened there, I hope that it gets patched up somehow. It sucks when close family members can’t even be civil to each other.

How often do you talk to your mom?

 

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