“Fight night with this guy,” Mark Wahlberg captioned a recent Instagram photo with his son, Brendan, 14. The two were attending a UFC 285 event in Las Vegas when the actor and heartthrob uploaded the rare image. Unlike other celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Heather El Moussa,
Wahlberg doesn’t post family photos very often on social media, focusing more on the promotion his Municipal clothing brand. The brand, which he’s often seen wearing, is known for athletic-inspired sweats, accessories and fashion essentials for both men and women.
Adoring fans instantly noticed the resemblance between the original Marky and the not-so-tiny mini-Mark.
“Mini U!!👏🏻👏🏻,” wrote one commenter on his Instagram post, followed by another chiming in with, “Father and son goals 💙.”
Other fans were quick to point out how strong the Wahlberg genes seem to be in general. “Fun times. He looks like his Uncle Donnie a bit,” shared a follower.
The actor recently moved his family to Nevada, including wife Rhea Durham. Their children, Ella, 19, Michael, 16, Brendan, 14, and Grace, 13 are seemingly enjoying the new adventure.
Fans have also been quick to point out that Wahlberg and Durham’s youngest, Grace, also shares a strong resemblance to Dad after he posted a throwback photo of himself with long hair next to a relatively current image of his daughter. Sharing the same facial expressions and nearly identical tresses, it’s hard to deny how similar these two look.
Fellow stars like Mario Lopez commented on that stitched image upload with, “Y’all twinning. My daughter & I too :)”
That photo was appropriately captioned, “They say we look alike?” while later admitting to Entertainment Tonight that his kids are “terribly embarrassed” by the vintage style that his kids managed to be genetically blessed with.
“My son, the whole time we were on summer break, doesn’t have a shirt on and has his underwear hanging out,” he said. “He totally stole the look.”
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