After living in Los Angeles for years, Katherine Heigl moved her family to Utah to enjoy a much slower lifestyle.
Los Angeles isn’t for everyone. The glitz, the glam, and the hustle and bustle of Hollywood can be a lot, especially if you have to balance a job and a family.
That’s why more and more celebrities are leaving the bright lights of Hollywood behind to raise their families.
The 44-year-old mother of three recently opened up about her decision to move from California to Utah.
“I didn’t know how to raise them in L.A.,” she admitted to E! News.
The Grey’s Anatomy alum lived in Los Angeles for two decades, and while it was sufficient for her, it wasn’t for her children. Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley settled on Utah as the perfect place to raise their three children: daughters Naleigh, 14, Adalaide, 10, and son Joshua, 6.
“I could be more on top of things that scare me and I could be more on top of the kinds of friends they have and places they’re going, the kind of activities they’re involved in — and what the hell they’re doing on their phones!”
Not only did the laid back lifestyle allow her to “decompress,” but she found she was also able to relax at least “a little bit” compared to the constant hustle she was forced to endure in Hollywood.
“I don’t know that in any career you can ever completely stop hustling, but being able to separate it a little bit and choose those times of hustle versus just being in it constantly was really important to me.”
Heigl isn’t the only celebrity to flee Los Angeles for a quieter lifestyle, and chances are she won’t be the last.
Julia Roberts, Chris Hemsworth, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have all ditched Hollywood to live a quieter life away from all of the noise.
It’s difficult to live a life in the spotlight, so I can only imagine how hard it is to raise children in a place as glamorous as Hollywood.
Kudos to Katherine Heigl for recognizing she and her family would be better off living in a place with a much slower lifestyle.