(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using Digital Filters) An alternative view of Mark Wahlberg at a photocall for 'Broken City' at Hotel Ritz Carlton on February 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
WATCH: Mark Wahlberg Dishes on Daddy-Daughter Dances & Coaching His Sons' Football Teams: 'It's a Very Special Thing' Wahlberg recently revealed that a young man had taken an interest in Ella, saying that the potential suitor brought his mom around to meet him, in an attempt to win some points in Wahlberg's favor (although it sounds like it didn't work too well).
See photos of Mark Wahlberg and his daughter, Ella Rae: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Mark Wahlberg (R) and Ella Rae Wahlberg leave the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 21, 2016 in New York City.
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for The National Board of Review)WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 7: Mark Wahlberg and son arrives for the 20th Anniversary 'A Time For Heroes' Celebrity Carnival Sponsored By The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood, California on June 7, 2009.
(Photo by Gregg De Guire/Film Magic)LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5: Mark Wahlberg poses for a photo during a portrait session in Los Angeles, California on December 5, 2009.
"She's a sweetheart, she's growing up too fast," he reflected. I just don't want [her] being anything other than sheltered and protected."WATCH: Mark Wahlberg Shares Adorable Photo From 'Daddy-Daughter Bonding Weekend' Wahlberg made his time in Chicago a family affair, hanging out with his wife, Rhea Durham, and their kids - Ella, Michael, 11, Brendan, 8, and Grace, 7 -- before the star-studded premiere.