Los Angeles is where most go to become stars. It is the land where one can go to become a big name. To people who love to become famous celebrities, LA is their dream destination. With one of the biggest movie industries, Hollywood, based here, where else would a celeb or aspiring celeb would want to be. Many come here and become the stars they dreamed to be. And after becoming famous, settle close to the industry. But some celebrities end up leaving after they become famous. In an attempt to live away from the bustling city, move away to a different town, or leave the country. Here are a few celebs who left America for greener pastures after becoming famous.
The Oscar-winning actor George Clooney is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. But the actor does not stay so close to the city after becoming famous in America. The actor lives in the quiet little town of Lake Como. Lake Como is a resort area in Northern Italy. He purchased Villa Orleandra there in 2002. He fell in love with the Villa in Laglio on his trip to the Alps. George Clooney does visit America whenever needed but prefers his Italian Villa more.
Famously known for her role as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gwyneth Paltrow is another celeb that settled away from America. After she got married to Chris Martin of the English band, Coldplay, she moved to London with him. The couple had two kids together and the kids spent their early years in London. Gwyneth Paltrow confessed her love for the city in a Harper Bazaar interview. She said that she liked the peace there and paparazzi laws. Even after the divorce, she still likes to stay in London. And travels there often with the kids.
The queen of pop music, Madonna too wasn’t a fan of permanently staying in the US. The famous singer moved out and bought houses all across England. At first, she felt that she did not fit in well with the English culture. But the star soon learned the English driving style, their accent and slangs, and even started finding the people there charming. In 2000, she married a British man Guy Ritchie and bought an 18th-century country estate with him. Though the two got divorced, Madonna kept her home. But her permanent house is now in Portugal.
The famous singer and star, Rihanna is not American. She did become famous in America and has topped Billboard Charts quite a few times with her hits. But she was born and raised in Barbados and that is where the famous celebrity prefers to live. She owns extensive property on the Island and is in love with her home country. Based on her international success and fame, she is made the ambassador of Barbados. And due to her political duties, she has to mostly stay abroad.
The Hollywood actress, Grace Kelly lived a dream life of a lot of us. The actress grew up in Philadelphia and starred in a number of movies and TV shows. She became one of the most popular actresses of her time. Then she met Prince Raimer III of Monaco at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. The two got married and she earned the status of the princess of Monaco. She retired as an actress and cut off her US ties after the wedding to take over the political duties.