Mark Wahlberg's daughter and Will Ferrell's son are in 'communication' -- and their dads support it

Mark Wahlberg is a protective father when it comes to his daughters, but there's one young man that seems to have his approval.

The 46-year-old actor joins his Daddy's Home 2 co-star, Will Ferrell, on the season 15 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Tuesday, and reveals that his 13-year-old daughter, Ella, has had some "form of communication" with Ferrell's 13-year-old son, Magnus.

"I thought [Magnus] was a lovely lad until I found out that he has formed some sort of communication with my oldest child," Wahlberg shares. 

"They're following each other on Instagram," Ferrell chimes in. 

"In actuality, as I've thought about it, I've come to understand that it is inevitable that she'll be with somebody," he admits. "So, if it could be with someone like Will, I would be happy."

Wahlberg adds, "She's in good hands."

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Mark Wahlberg with daughter Ella Rae
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Mark Wahlberg (R) and Ella Rae Wahlberg leave the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Mark Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg and Rhea Durham attend a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 2: Mark Wahlberg and Ella Wahlberg attend the Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala on October 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 02: Actor Mark Wahlberg, wife Rhea Durham and daughter Ella Rae Wahlberg attend Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Rhea Durham, Mark Wahlberg, Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg and Michael Wahlberg attend Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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)
Mark Wahlberg, Brendan Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg, Rhea Durham, and Michael Wahlberg attend the US premiere of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actor Mark Wahlberg (R) and his daughter Ella Rae Wahlberg arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Lego Movie' at the Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Fergie, actor Mark Wahlberg and daughter Ella Rae Wahlberg pose in The Sims 3 Pets green room at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Actor Mark Wahlberg (R) and daughter Ella Wahlberg attend the Minnie Gifting Lounge during the 2013 Radio Disney Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Disney)
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Ferrell doesn't do his son any favors, however, and quips that Magnus is "a good boy, other than the fact that he buys knives on the Internet."

"So, keep your cutlery locked up if he comes over," the 50-year-old comedian jokes to his co-star. "Other than that, he's very sweet."

"Nobody is a good type or sort," he said. "She's a sweetheart, she's growing up too fast. It's just the fatherly thing in me, you know? I just don't want [her] being anything other than sheltered and protected."

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Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg through the years
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Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg during 1991 MTV Rock 'n Jock Basketball in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg at the premiere of 'The Truth About Charlie' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, Ca. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Mark Walhlberg & Donnie Wahlberg (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg and guest during 'Boogie Nights' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Mark Wahlberg, James Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Singer Mark Wahlberg and singer Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block visit 'The Joan Rivers Show' on December 2, 1992 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
VARIOUS, VARIOUS - JUNE 09: Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block pose backstage during a circa 1991 concert. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actor Donnie Wahlberg and actor Mark Wahlberg attend the 'Boogie Nights' Hollywood Premiere on October 15, 1997 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Donnie Wahlberg, their mother Alma Elaine Wahlberg, chef Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg attend the grand opening of Wahlburgers on October 24, 2011 at the Hingham Shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)
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