Mark Wahlberg shares he missed the Patriots' Super Bowl win after son got sick: 'Family first'


Mark Wahlberg may be a diehard New England Patriots fan, but he's still able to prioritize! The father of four had to miss the team's surprising victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night after one of his sons was under the weather during the Super Bowl.

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The Oscar nominee, 45, shared a photo on the field prior to the game with his wife, Rhea Durham, and his two sons, Brendan and Michael.

"I had to leave the game early because my youngest son wasn't feeling well," he said of Brendan. "Trust me, I would have loved to be at the stadium -- but family first. Doesn't mean I don't love my Patriots too!"

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The Boston native has been a longtime supporter of the Patriots. For the big game his sons wore Gronkowski and Blount jerseys, and he gave his pals Usher and Ludacris a hard time for their team's loss.

What a game! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 #Patriots

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"Trying to console my guy @usher. All love!" Wahlberg captioned a pic of himself Facetiming with the singer after the Patriots picked up yet another Super Bowl victory.

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Ludacris also got a Facetime from Wahlberg, captioning the pic, "So of course he would call to Rub it in. Meanwhile I'm laughing to keep myself from crying. Damn This Hurts."

Before the game, Wahlberg was a bundle of nerves when talking with ET's Kevin Frazier.

"You know what, I'm just trying to make sure that my guys are ready," he said. "I know they're ready anyway but just, you know what, this is, this is it right here. You know, to be able to win five, to cement yourself unquestionably as the best ever, of all time, it's incredible."

And Wahlberg isn't just into spending time with his sons. Last week the actor enjoyed an adorable "Daddy-daughter bonding" weekend with his girls, Ella and Grace. For more on their sweet time, watch the clip!

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American rapper and actor, Marky Mark, aka Mark Wahlberg, circa 1991. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Actor Mark Wahlberg accepts an award onstage at the 2006 National Board Of Review Awards Presented by BVLGARI at Cipriani 42nd Street January 9, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for The National Board of Review)
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Actor Mark Wahlberg attends his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Cermony on July 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Model Rhea Durham, daughter Ella Wahlberg and actor Mark Wahlberg arrive at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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