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12 Famous Beauties Who Took a Break in Their Career to Devote Themselves to Their Family

Actresses, singers, models, and other representatives of creative professions spend a lot of time on the road, filming, rehearsing, or recording. Therefore, they can only dream of having a full-fledged family and the possibility of raising their children themselves. But not all famous women can agree with this.

At Bright Side, we decided to find out which famous women took a break in their careers to devote themselves to their families.

Drew Barrymore

The Charlie’s Angels star doesn’t plan to appear on the big screen again. This decision of hers was made after she gave birth to her daughters, Olive and Frankie. She wants to raise her children herself without hiring a nanny. But Barrymore says that this may change when her children are older.

Elizabeth Hurley

In 2005, Elizabeth Hurley took an extended leave of absence from her movie career to focus on her son. The Austin Powers star didn’t take part in movies from 2004 to 2010.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl’s hectic work schedule during the filming of the Grey’s Anatomy TV series made her feel “angry and frustrated” because she could spend very little time with her children. Eventually, she took a break in her work and then left the series for good.

Leelee Sobieski

The actress who starred alongside Drew Barrymore in the movie, Never Been Kissed, took a break in her acting career after she had given birth to her second child. Currently, she paints a lot and leads the lifestyle of an ordinary mother: she buys milk, cleans things, reads baby blogs, worries she disciplined in the wrong way, and so on.

Gisele Bündchen

In 2015, Gisele Bündchen finished her modeling career after 20 years of work in the industry. However, the supermodel emphasized that she is not retiring, she just wants to spend more time with her family.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow reduced the number of movies she wanted to take part in right after she became a first-time mother in 2004. Instead, she opted to take on smaller roles in films like Contagion and the Iron Man franchise.

Cameron Diaz

In July 2017, Cameron Diaz announced that she had become tired of traveling for filming, and in March 2018, she confirmed her retirement from the movie industry. Her main priority now is her family. She decided to devote all of her time to her child and family life.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes hasn’t taken part in movies since 2014 because she decided to devote herself to her family. Currently, apart from being a mother, she also works on a fashion line for New York & Co.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar took a break in her acting career after she gave birth to her first child in 2009. In order to spend more time at home with her children, she decided to focus primarily on voice acting.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba quit acting at the top of her career. She connects this change in her mindset with the birth of her daughter, Honor, in 2008. Since then, she has had 2 more children: daughter Haven and son Hayes.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera’s children are her priority. The singer put touring on hold for 10 years to spend more time with her kids. She said that it’s not easy to balance motherhood with a career. But she agreed to become a coach on The Voice because this project gave her a more grounded position for her children.

Robin Wright

The House of Cards star didn’t hesitate to put her acting on hold so that she could spend more time with her children while Sean Penn pursued his own successful career. She explained that she always wanted to be a mom and that her children always come first. So, when one parent is away working, the other one should stay with the children.

Would you put your career on hold to spend more time with your family? Share your opinion in the comments below.

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