Movie star Mark Wahlberg proposed to his girlfriend Rhea Durham after seeing her go through 10 hours of labour.

The Italian Job actor had refused to settle down and marry model Durham, even after she became pregnant with ELLA RAE WAHLBERG, who was born on 2 September (03).

But the intensity of watching his girlfriend go through delivery was enough to make him pop the question.

A source tells America's STAR magazine, "(He) was so overcome with emotion during the delivery, he couldn't hold back and asked her to marry him the next day."

20/09/2003 00:13