Q How did you and [wife, model Rhea Durham, 32] meet, and how did you know she was the one? Then I asked her if she wanted to come to church with me the next morning, and she said yes again. BETSY HUMMEL, Davenport, Iowa I have so many memories of all of us being together in that little house. My parents didn’t have much when we were growing up, but they always did what they could to make sure that they gave us a great Christmas.

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(Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)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 La Veris/Film Magic)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.

The 46-year-old star opened up to ET's Carly Steel at the premiere of his upcoming action epic in Chicago on Tuesday, and he admitted that he's a bit "overprotective" when it comes to his 13-year-old girl, Ella Rae.

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg Dishes on Daddy-Daughter Dances & Coaching His Sons' Football Teams: 'It's a Very Special Thing' Wahlberg recently revealed that a young man had taken an interest in Ella, saying that the potential suitor brought his mom around to meet him, in an attempt to win some points in Wahlberg's favor (although it sounds like it didn't work too well).

I’m probably softer than I should be, but I’m pushing myself to be harder.

What I do every day is pray for the strength to be a good servant, father and husband.We were like a married couple anyway-we just wanted to make it official. ASHLEY VIDRA, Rossford, Ohio There are a few movies I did that did not turn out the way I hoped. I am who I am, and that comes from where I was raised and how I was raised.I always go in with the best intentions and hoping that the movie is gonna turn out perfect. As a married mother of two, I appreciate how busy life is with four small ones. But I’m a parent now, and [my kids] are not going to go for the badass routine. I know that’s something I’m going to have to face at some point. I hope they realize that it’s a good movie, and it was an opportunity for me to grow and show my talents as an actor. A We met in New York City, while I was doing a press junket.They always seemed able to turn our difficult situation into a happy and joyous occasion.(Photo by Jason La Veris/Film Magic)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.