Kent County

VIDEO: Mark Wahlberg spotted in West Michigan

24 Hour News 8 web staff -

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) -- Questions are surrounding Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg's visit to Kent County Tuesday.

Wahlberg could be seen waving outside the private hangar at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Cascade Township Tuesday afternoon before boarding his private jet to leave.

A viewer who captured Wahlberg on camera earlier in the day said he visited Meijer's corporate office in Walker. It's unclear what led to the visit.

Tuesday evening, Wahlberg posted a video on Instagram of himself at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe, near the airport.

"We're in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the boys playing golf -- in February. This is crazy," he said in the video.

When Wahlberg's aircraft arrived earlier in the day, airport officials did not know who was on it or why it was here. However, that is not unusual since the plane taxied into a private hangar.

The plane is registered to Music For the People, Inc., which is a production company tied to Wahlberg. The plane is also associated with Cortina Business Management out of Newton, Massachusetts. That business is owned by Rose Cortina, who is a board member for Wahlberg's youth charity foundation.

Grand Rapids city officials said they were unaware of any business tied to Wahlberg being conducted in the city. The West Michigan Film Office was also not aware of why Walberg would be in Grand Rapids.

Wahlberg is a highly successful actor and movie producer. His family is also connected to the Wahlburger chain of restaurants, which recently opened a location in Detroit.


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