Mark Wahlberg has been banned from watching the Super Bowl at home with friends following a row with his wife after his beloved New England Patriots lost to rivals the New York Giants in February (12).
The passionate Boston, Massachusetts sports fan was so upset when the Giants won he kicked all his pals out of his house and then yelled at his wife Rhea Durham when she told him to calm down.
The movie star admits he has regretted the confrontation ever since and now he accepts he may never be able to watch his Patriots in the American football final if his wife is at home.
He says, "She was so upset I wasn't able to make it up to her until Valentine's Day... She said, 'You know, you're never watching the game again (at home),' but now she just hopes that the Patriots make it back to the Super Bowl so she can go on, like, a week vacation."
Wahlberg admits he's still coming to terms with the Giants' come-from-behind victory: "It was bad. I always tell myself I'm not gonna get upset, but you just can't help it."
In fact, he's more cut up about the defeat that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Wahlberg adds, "He's doing good. He handled it better than I did. He came to visit me... and Tom feels, like, they're gonna win this year."