Mark Wahlberg admits he ‘wasn’t sure about 14-day quarantine’ when he arrived in Australia

Mark Wahlberg spent 14 days quarantining at a private property in Byron Bay last month after arriving in Australia from the U.S.

And the 49-year-old actor revealed on Monday he was initially skeptical about the country’s strict rules on self-isolation for international travellers.

‘At first I was like, “Oh my God, you have to quarantine for 14 whole days?” But then I got it,’ he told The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

Quarantine: Mark Wahlberg has revealed he was initially skeptical about Australia’s strict quarantine rules during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pictured on February 27, 2020, in California

Mark said he respected the rules because they keep Australia safe and open.

‘That’s why people don’t really have to wear masks, restaurants are open, gyms are open… I went and visited an F45,’ he revealed.

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‘You guys really handled it well. I really take my hat off to Australia and how they handled the pandemic.’

The Hollywood star also revealed he ‘was able to complete a secret project’ during his visit and said it ‘will be coming out soon’.

Rules: ‘At first I was like, “Oh my God, you have to quarantine for 14 whole days?” But then I got it,’ he told The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday. ‘That’s why people don’t really have to wear masks, restaurants are open, gyms are open… I went and visited an F45’

Mark and his entourage were spotted arriving in Sydney via private jet last month.

Footage showed the Patriots Day star emerging from the plane flanked by security guards holding umbrellas.

After arriving in the country, he flew directly to Byron Bay before making his way to a $2,500-per-night property to quarantine.

Arrival: Mark and his entourage were spotted arriving in Sydney via private jet last month

He was granted permission by authorities to skip the usual hotel quarantine and allowed to self-isolate at the private estate instead.

The countryside retreat featured 24/7 security – including two NSW Police officers, who ensured Mark was safe at all times and followed protocol. 

The former rapper is believed to have travelled to Australia to film an advert for online betting agency Ladbrokes.

Exemption: He was granted permission by authorities to skip hotel quarantine and allowed to self-isolate at a private estate in Byron Bay instead. Pictured on February 27 in California

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Brittany Cartwright showcases her burgeoning baby bump in a skintight leopard-print jumpsuit

Brittany Cartwright showed off her growing baby bump in a leopard-print jumpsuit to her 1.5 million Instagram follower as she entered her third trimester of pregnancy. 

While cradling her stomach in a new mirror selfie on Sunday afternoon, the 31-year-old Vanderpump Rules star gushed about being excited to give birth to her and husband Jax Taylor’s first child in ‘just 12 short weeks.’ 

‘Being pregnant is a trip and even though I have my bad days and days where I can’t leave the bed, I wouldn’t change a thing,’ the mom-to-be wrote. 

Expecting: Brittany Cartwright showed off her growing baby bump in a leopard-print jumpsuit to her 1.5 million Instagram followers, as she entered her third trimester of pregnancy

She continued: ‘Feeling him move around makes my heart so full. I can’t believe in just 12 short weeks I will be a mom.’  

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‘I am so ready for this next chapter in my life. Let’s go 3rd trimester!! To all you other mommy to be’s and amazing mommas in general, WE GOT THIS!’ Cartwright concluded, while inching closer to her April 2021 due date.

In the snap, the beauty could be seen wearing her blonde hair in a braided ponytail and accessorizing with a pair of chic jeweled sandals.    

‘Being pregnant is a trip and even though I have my bad days and days where I can’t leave the bed, I wouldn’t change a thing,’ the mom-to-be wrote, as she inched closer to her April 2021 due date

Baby bump: She looked happier than ever as she said she ‘can’t believe’ she will be a mom ‘in just 12 short weeks I will be a mom’

Earlier this month, Cartwright posed in a set of glam shots, emphasizing the need for primping and self-care amid the uncertain times.

‘I got glammed up and did a selfie shoot lol it’s important to feel confident in your body especially during quarantine + pregnancy,’ she said. ‘Everything is growing- my lips, my feet, my belly, my boobs lol!’

She explained: ‘Getting some makeup on and your hair done can make a huge difference in your mood, I know this first hand! I’m feeling good today and getting excited for a maternity shoot!! I need ideas so comment below if you have any good ones.’ 

Stunning: Earlier this month, Cartwright posed in a set of glam shots, emphasizing the need for primping and self-care amid the uncertain times

Cartwright and Taylor revealed they were expecting this past September.  

On her Instagram, Brittany posted a photo with her man sitting together on their staircase and holding up their ultrasound images.

‘Mom & Dad. The love of our lives is coming soon.’ Brittany wrote in the caption. 

‘Mom & Dad. The love of our lives is coming soon.’ Brittany wrote in their announcement on Instagram this past September 

At the time, Brittany also described her excitement when she found out she was pregnant.

‘We had been trying for around five months and we just can’t wait to grow our family. I had the ovulation sticks and all the apps… we were ready to go!

She told PEOPLE: ‘I woke up super early to go to the restroom and just had a feeling I should take a test and it was positive!! I cried, I laughed, we were just so happy!! Then I took three more tests and cried some more.’ 

Spring baby: The couple told PEOPLE that they their baby is arriving in April 2021

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Love Island’s Tayla Damir complains about people with bad spelling

She made headlines earlier this month when she accused popular Instagram account Celeb Spellcheck of ‘bullying’ influencers by correcting their typos.

But Love Island Australia star Tayla Damir has apparently since changed her opinion on the importance of spelling and grammar.

The model and WAG, 23, told the Shameless podcast on Monday she takes pleasure in correcting poorly spelled messages sent by online trolls.

Pot, kettle, black? Love Island’s Tayla Damir has complained about people with bad spelling, just weeks after accusing an Instagram account of ‘bullying’ her by correcting her own typos 

‘I don’t usually respond [to trolls], but the ones that have so many spelling errors, I feel like it’s my human duty just to tell them,’ she said. 

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‘If you’re going to send me a hate message, at least spell “you’re” right!’ 

Tayla said she’d received a ‘horribly spelled hate message’ the night before the interview, but chose not to retaliate.

‘If you’re going to send me a hate message, at least spell “you’re” right!’ The model and WAG, 23, said she takes pleasure in correcting poorly spelled messages sent by online trolls

‘So, I had just corrected all their spelling, and I thought it was the funniest thing in the world, and my dad was like, “Don’t respond to them, Tayla,”‘ she said.

Unsurprisingly, Tayla’s remarks caught the attention of Celeb Spellcheck, who had called her out earlier this month for misspelling the word ‘tournament’.

At the time, Tayla hit back at the popular Instagram account by penning a lengthy rant in which she accused the anonymous admin of ‘opening up the door for bullies’.

Hypocritical: Tayla’s remarks caught the attention of Celeb Spellcheck, who had called her out earlier this month for misspelling the word ‘tournament’

But it was a case of sweet revenge for Celeb Spellcheck, who reposted Tayla’s rant as well as a clip from her Shameless podcast interview on Monday.

‘A few weeks ago, Tayla posted this in response to being featured on this page. I didn’t respond, but made the decision not to feature her again as she obviously didn’t appreciate it,’ Celeb Spellcheck wrote.

‘Swipe to listen to her hypocritically saying it’s her “human duty” to correct other people’s spelling.’

Oops! Celeb Spellcheck completed the caption in a snarky fashion by pointing out that Tayla had also mistakenly used the term ‘wave link’ instead of ‘wave length’ in her Instagram rant 

Celeb Spellcheck completed the caption in a typically snarky fashion by pointing out that Tayla had also mistakenly used the term ‘wave link’ instead of ‘wave length’ in her Instagram rant.

‘Guess she’s not on the same “wave link” anymore!’ they wrote.    

Tayla was left mortified on January 1 after Celeb Spellcheck reposted one of her recent Instagram posts in which she misspelled the word ‘tournament’.

The post that spelled disaster: Tayla was left mortified on January 1 after Celeb Spellcheck reposted one of her recent Instagram posts in which she misspelled the word ‘tournament’.  Pictured with her boyfriend, AFL player Nathan Broad

Caught out: Celeb Spellcheck shared the image, adding the snarky caption, ‘Nothing’s fine I’m torn’ – referencing the lyrics from the Natalie Imbruglia song Torn

The image showed Tayla and her boyfriend, AFL player Nathan Broad, posing in matching pyjamas on New Year’s Day, alongside the caption: ‘Beer pong tornament [sic].’

Celeb Spellcheck shared the image, adding the snarky caption, ‘Nothing’s fine I’m torn’ – referencing the lyrics from the Natalie Imbruglia song Torn. 

Tayla promptly retaliated, writing a lengthy rant on Instagram about cyber bullying and encouraging fans to think twice about following pages like Celeb Spellcheck. 

‘I am all for a bit of a laugh and fun, but this account opens the door for straight up bullying,’ she wrote.

The former Miss Universe WA finalist also defended her spelling mistake, explaining that she is ‘slightly dyslexic’.  

Not happy: Tayla promptly retaliated, writing a lengthy rant on Instagram accusing the account of ‘opening up the door for bullies’

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