Fathers, as we know, can be very protective over their children, especially when it comes to dating. However, Mark Wahlberg has recalled where the protective father routine backfired, and it’s one of the most hilarious stories we’ve heard all year.
The actor dropped by The Graham Norton Show to promote his new movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, which marks the last movie in Michael Bay’s current iteration of the franchise. He was joined by Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland, whom he parted some sage advice about being a young’un in Hollywood, which involved avoiding getting arrested and flying his brothers out to California to enjoy the weather and a jacuzzi.
While his advice might not be that great, Mark Wahlberg did speak about how he got one-upped by his daughter’s boyfriend, and it’s super funny.
When quizzed by host Graham Norton about the fact that his daughter was now dating, Wahlberg recounted one particular story about how he tried some protective fatherly intimidation on the guy she had brought home to meet the family.
“I wanna meet him and then you can hang out with him in a safe environment and she was like, ‘What’s a safe environment, dad?'” he recalled. “Everything is the attitude.”
Continuing, he told how when his daughter’s suitor came over to meet the family, he did something epic. He brought his mom.
“So all of a sudden this kid comes over and he one-ups me…he brings his mom! The genius thing is he was so sweet and [my daughter] is like steamrolling me all the time and he’s seeing it, like she’s being rude to me and she’s being mean to me, and it’s like if you’re not nice to him, he may not wanna be around you,” he recalled.
Describing the boy as a “keeper” and “really nice,” the actor said that, actually, his daughter’s boyfriend was basically the perfect guy.
“I’m like, okay, the perfect scenario is to find one boy that she’s with forever,”
he said, before quipping: “But I don’t know if she can hold him down.”
Tbh, we love the idea of Mark Wahlberg being all macho only to get owned by his daughter’s boyfriend. It’s totally hilarious, and a genius move on the boyfriend’s part. He really does sound like a keeper.