Mark Wahlberg Not Ruling Out Fifth Child

Mark Wahlberg with Ellen DeGeneres

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updated 01/15/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 01/15/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

When it comes to family planning, Mark Wahlberg’s approach is simple.

“I’m the youngest of nine,” the Lovely Bones star points out during a Friday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “So the more the merrier.”

Of course wife Rhea Durham – who delivered the couple’s fourth child, daughter Grace Margaret, earlier this week – has a well-earned say-so in the matter, and for now she is standing pat. “My wife has always wanted four, two boys and two girls, so miraculously she got everything she wanted,” Wahlberg, 38, explains. “She’s saying she’s done.”

That’s not to say a change of heart couldn’t occur, however. Although Durham has been “hinting” that their family – which includes Ella, 6, Michael, 3 ½, and Brendan, 16 months – is complete, Wahlberg isn’t so easily convinced. “She loves being a mother, so she may end up wanting one more,” he muses before adding, “We’ll see what happens.”


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