Mark Wahlberg not ready to reveal his past to kids

Last Updated: May 12, 2013, 09:20 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Mark Wahlberg says he is not ready to tell his kids about his troubled past including his run ins with police and being jailed for assault.

The 41-year-old, who has children Ella, nine, Michael, seven, Brendan, four, and Grace, three, with wife Rhea Durham, was in trouble with police more than 20 times when he was a teenager and eventually sent to jail for assault.

``They are still young, and I`m not telling them anything until I have to. I will wait until the last possible minute,” femalefirstcouk quoted Wahlberg as saying.

``I certainly don`t want to hide my past, but I don`t want to make it seem like, `Daddy went through bad stuff and he came out OK. We can do what we want, it will work itself out,` because that isn`t the case.
``I don`t know any other success stories of people who survived the kind of place I grew up in and the choices I made and still have the freedom and luxury to talk about it,” he added.