The actor turned 50 on Saturday and paid tribute to his late mother, Alma. He first shared a throwback photo of himself, rocking a printed long-sleeve button-up shirt, jeans and a New Kids on the Block lanyard. In the pic, he has his arm wrapped around his mom.
"Miss you🙏💔🙏," Wahlberg simply captioned the sweet photo. Alma died in April after a battle with dementia.
While the Deepwater Horizon star was missing his mom, his big sister Tracey made sure he got a special birthday surprise.
"Nothing more important than family. My big sister Tracey made sure that my birthday was special the way my mom always did! I love you so much❤️," the actor wrote alongside a video of him showing off his decorated lawn, which includes a big sign that reads "Happy Birthday."
"Wow, thank you Tracey for my special birthday. Love you," Wahlberg says in the clip.
"It was in my mother and in my father I rationalized the successes of New Kids. Because I did not do anything in my short 18 or 19 years to deserve such success, but they did a lot in their years," he said. "My mother did so much for so many -- things that she would never talk about or brag about -- that I really believe that my success was the universe and God's way of paying her back."
"I always thought that it had nothing to do with me, that I was just a vessel to reward her for all the good that she brought into the world," Donnie continued. "I think she showed me and reminded me of that. It brings me tremendous gratitude."