9 Famous People That Left Hollywood and Are Now Living in Very Surprising Places

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When you’re famous, it’s not just recognition and wealth that come your way. Big stars regularly have to deal with the pressure of the press and somehow cope with the consequences, such as the absence of private space and worrying about their reputation.

In order to relax, some celebrities go away from the center of social life. We at Bright Side got curious about where some famous stars are hiding from the paparazzi. And in the bonus section, we’re going to tell you who first moved to France and then came back.

Lindsay Lohan, Arab Emirates

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According to the star of Mean Girls, too much attention from the press pushed her to make changes 7 years ago. She says that moving to Dubai gave her a rush of new energy. There, she started a new life without hassle and gossip, and she’s been focusing on work and her own ideas.

Madonna, Portugal

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The Queen of pop music never lived in Los Angeles, even though she often visits Hollywood red carpets. She spent her early years in New York, and when she got married, she moved to London.

In 2017, she had to leave London and move to Lisbon to support her son and his football career. She lives in an eighteenth-century mansion. There are 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a guesthouse.

Nicole Kidman, Australia

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Nicole Kidman chose fresh air and calm instead of Hollywood glamour. In 2008, she bought a farm in Australia where she still lives with her family. There’s a fruit garden, an alpaca farm, and a library there.

George Clooney, Italy


Since 2002, the actor has been living in a luxurious Italian villa. There are 25 rooms, a tennis court, and even an open theater. Clooney says that moving to Italy completely changed his life. He was finally able to have some rest from the press and attention.

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Julia Roberts, Australia

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In 2021, the Hollywood star moved to Australia. The film, Ticket to Paradise, was going to be shot there, and she and George Clooney have the leading roles in it.

To make the movie possible, the actors moved to Sydney together with their families. There are rumors that Julia Roberts is thinking about buying her own property there.

Natalie Portman, Australia

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The process of creating Thor: Love and Thunder is also happening in Australia. Natalie Portman, who’s in the film in one of the leading roles, was forced to pack her bags and go to Australia.

Even though filming is over, the actress is not leaving Australia. She is looking for a place to live there for a long time.

Shakira, Spain

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After getting married to a Barcelona athlete, Gerard Piqué, Shakira moved to Spain where she is currently living and raising 2 sons.

Pamela Anderson, Canada

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Pamela Anderson returned to Canada where she was born and raised. She inherited a house from her grandmother. The actress loves sharing the details of her renovation, gardening, and other relaxing activities.

Rihanna, Barbados

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Rihanna tries not to forget about her family that lives in Barbados. Before 2013, the star rented a luxury place by the coast and later purchased it. Now she is planning to spend more time in her homeland.

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Bonus: Johnny Depp lived in France for some time.

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Johnny Depp is also not a fan of living in Hollywood. He loves walking in the garden and looking at flowers and vegetables instead of breathing polluted air.

The actor found a place of power in a small village in the south of France. He lived there with a French actress and singer, Vanessa Chantal Paradis, until 2012. The couple broke up that year. Now, the place is for sale.

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