Hollywood might be a fast-paced and exciting place for those living there, particularly highly successful and famous actors of the sort that get invited to all the fun parties and live the lifestyle at its most fun and exciting. But that comes at a cost, as described by Adrian Grenier, who said he needed to retreat from Hollywood to a Texas farm to get his life back on a better track.
Such is what Grenier, most famous for his role on “Entourage,” noted when speaking to MTV about his 46-acre ranch near Austin, Texas, a ranch to which he moved after ditching Hollywood and New York City in order to reconnect with nature.
Now, Grenier, who is 46 years old, lives on the large property that sits astride 1500 feet of the Colorado River, with his wife Jordan Roemmele and their son Seiko Aurelius. Seiko was born earlier this year and Grenier married Roemmele in 2022.
Further, Grenier has a number of farm animals on the ranch. In addition to chickens that produce eggs for breakfast, he has a goat named Sia, a llama named Yoshi, and a donkey named Auggie. Besides the wildlife, Grenier grows “healing herbs” in a garden..
Speaking about the big change behind moving to the new abode, Grenier said that he decided to move there when he realized it was time to alter the trajectory of his life dramatically. “I decided several years ago to change my entire life,” the actor said.
Continuing, he noted that he was living a different lifestyle than the one he wanted to leave before ditching the Big Apple and glittering lights of Hollywood for the farm, saying, “I was living too much for the lifestyle — Hollywood, New York, jet setting and I needed to be more grounded and more connected to nature, and so I did.”
Grenier also commented on the necessity of preserving green spaces, particularly in the vicinity of fast-growing urban areas like Austin, saying, “There’s so much development happening here in Austin, there’s not gonna be many natural spaces left, unless we start to preserve them.”
Grenier isn’t the only actor to discuss ditching Hollywood for a farm recently. Ian Somerhalder, an actor known best for his roles in “Vampire Diaries” and “Lost,” recently spoke out about the same issue, saying that he thought it would be better to raise his kids in the country than in a big city like Los Angeles.
Somerhalder said, speaking about life on the farm, “Walking through the farm with kids and dogs and family. Every stop, you’re pulling off of trees or off of bushes, pulling up out of the ground and feeding everyone as you’re moving through the farm.”
Continuing, he noted that while it is a lot of work, it also has an inestimable payoff for his family. As he put it, “It is a lot of work. It’s unbelievable when you see these amazing creature life forms and how they all live on the farm together is really special.”
Featured image credit: By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33157410
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