Another Hollywood actress and former leading lady Katherine Heigl announced she was escaping from La La Land because it was too difficult raising her kids in the environment. She and her husband are relocating with their three kids to Park City, Utah, she announced during an interview with E! News.
“I hustled in Hollywood for 20 years and it was really important to me to find a place of solitude and solace,” the 44-year-old mother-of-three said. She said that she was married there in 2007 and now finds herself returning there permanently.
Speaking about the challenges of raising impressionable children in the Hollywood community, Heigl mentioned there were plenty of “things that scare [her]” and that leaving Los Angeles would allow her to be “more on top” of the kids, including what kind of friends they have and where they go.
“I didn’t know how to raise them in L.A., so I felt like I could do it here. 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!” Heigl explained.
Heigl is the mother of Naleigh, 14, Adelaide, 10, and Joshua, 6. She and her husband are done having kids, she announced, humorously recounting that she thought she wanted one more but that the extended time together during pandemic lockdowns convinced her that three was enough. Parents around the world can relate.
“That’s a hard no. I thought for sure I wanted one more, and it was quarantine that I realized, no. Three is plenty,” the actress revealed about the possibility of growing her family. “I don’t think I can spread myself any thinner in this arena.”
She’s far from the only person to flee the disaster that is LA. The Daily Wire,
The Daily Wire is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tenn., later this year, the conservative media company, which was co-founded by Ben Shapiro, announced on Tuesday.
“We’ve been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang!” Shapiro wrote to his more than 3.1 million followers on Twitter.
“I’ve lived my entire life in California. Within weeks, we’ll be taking our 75 jobs and leaving. We’re not the first. And we certainly won’t be the last. Terrible governance has consequences,” he added in a subsequent post.
Similarly, Joe Rogan left around the same time, saying, “When you look at the traffic, you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that has accelerated radically over the last decade, I think there are too many people here.”
Mark Wahlberg left as well. “It’s really giving the kids a chance to thrive,” Wahlberg said last fall as he explained why he was done with raising a family in Hollywood. “It [Nevada] just has the best of both worlds. I know a lot of people, when they think Las Vegas, they think the Strip. But just about 15, 20 minutes away, there’s a whole lot of other amazing areas that are all about family and community.”
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