Mark Wahlberg will marry his long-term girlfriend Rhea Durham next August.

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The 37-year-old heartthrob – who has three children, four-year-old Ella, two-year-old Michael and one-month-old Brendan Joseph, with Rhea – confirmed the pair will tie the knot in an intimate ceremony next summer.

Mark – who was in Los Angeles last night (13.10.08) at the premiere of his new movie Max Payne – said: “We’re talking about getting married in August. It’s a good month.”

Earlier this year, Mark hinted he was finally ready to tie the knot by referring to Rhea as his “future wife” while talking about his birthday celebrations on 5 June.

He said: “I had a beautiful day with my kids and my future wife. We went to brunch.”

Mark also revealed recently daughter Ella was “extremely disappointed” when she found she would soon have a baby brother, adding: “Ella already had all these plans of dressing a little sister up in clothes. But I told her, ‘Honey, that means you’ll be more spoiled than the boys.’ She goes, ‘Oh, daddy, I didn’t think of that!’ ”