Hollywood has been the ‘hub’ of entertainment for a long time and proved to be a complete game-changer for several actors and musicians. Regardless of artists’ professions, the industry gave them a lot in terms of both convenience and culture. Despite unprecedented fame, most stars felt the need to take a quick breather from the continuous spotlight. For some, it was owing to raising a family, while a few others decided to live outside the city and move away from the stress of work. You’ll be surprised at some of the big and successful names that decided to forego all the fame and glamour. Here’s taking a look at some of these top names who decided to go out of LA.
Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds
Hollywood’s A-list couple would have never thought that the family comprising young members would shift from the very popular hometown in LA. Surprisingly, the pair decided to keep away from the limelight way back in 2012 when their kids weren’t even born. At present, the celebrity couple is happily residing in their plush farmhouse in Bedford, NY, worth $2 million, alongside their two little kids. The upscale neighborhood certainly would help the kids attain a far better and normal upbringing.
So what if Shelton’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s lavish residence is based in LA? The country singer is all for a country lifestyle and spends a certain portion annually in Hollywood to film the much-loved reality show The Voice on NBC. However, Shelton makes it a point to come back to the small town of Tishomingo, Okla in his 1,200-acre home. The Oklahoma native, in American Country Countdown, had expressed how discomforting it is to stay in a trapped city environment. What deserves appreciation is how Stefani understands Shelton and his love for nature. No wonder the understanding this couple shares is quite exemplary.
Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban
This is another couple who ditched their extravagant LA lifestyle to settle down in Nashville. Urban has been a reputed country singer and the city was largely his preference, even though he hails from New Zealand. Both Kidman and Urban own homes in Australia, New York City, and Beverly Hills, apart from the home in Nashville. The Southern estate measures 12,000 square feet where they raise their two daughters. Besides the high-end amenities, the family also owns a 35-acre farm, just at a distance of half an hour south of Nashville in Franklin. Kidman also expressed in one interview with People how she loves the Southern lifestyle which is a tad community-oriented.
Hemsworth and his wife Pataky, a Spanish model and actress herself, got bored of the typical hustle and bustle characterizing Hollywood life. They left their LA residency in 2014 and are now happily based on the coast of Australia, the homeland of Hemsworth, with their three children. Often nicknamed God of Thunder, Hemsworth described that the Hollywood lifestyle was suffocating in one of his interviews with Modern Living. Staying in the suburbs has a different appeal altogether which is why he wanted his kids to enjoy growing up there. Moving to the farm setup according to him 'has been the best thing'. Their lifestyle is now simple amidst the quiet paradise they live in.
The Oscar-winning actress prefers to keep away from the spotlight when she isn’t busy with her film promotions or any recent project. She is quite open and frank about her distaste for social media. She likes to divide her time by frequently going to her properties based in several regions all across the country, including Texas, Georgia, Austin, LA, and New York City. Somehow she loves staying in her permanent residence in New Orleans along with her boyfriend, Bryan Randall, and two kids. However, the Victorian home the pair owns in Southern City truly stands out among others.
Since he returned to La La Land, Mayer hasn’t left his Hollywood haven. This was largely after the notable singer and songwriter underwent throat surgery in 2013. The Grammy winner has relocated to Paradise Valley, Mont., which is quieter and conducive to recuperating from the surgery.
Sometimes it makes sense to take a break. After all, these stars will reappear time and again, and surprise us in more ways than one.