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“Barbie” star Ryan Gosling and his partner, Eva Mendes, join several other A-listers in their departure from Los Angeles. The couple reportedly decided to move their two daughters “a bit further north” from Hollywood. They share two daughters: Esmerelda and Amada. A source told People Magazine, “For them, the most important job is their girls. Everything else comes second. And their girls are thriving. They left L.A. to live a bit further north, away from Hollywood. They didn’t want the girls to grow up around other celebrity kids.”

The source continued, “Eva and Ryan love their life. It’s admirable how they’ve been able to create balance and boundaries. They care so much about their marriage and just want their girls to live a happy life.” Licensed clinical psychologist Michelle Solomon told Fox News Digital that a possible reason stars like Ryan and Eva are opting to raise their kids away from Hollywood is because a “more public lifestyle can have a significant impact on identity development.”

Solomon added, “In today’s culture, more kids desire to have online popularity and be in the space of social media influencing,” Solomon added. “One could assume being in Hollywood would exacerbate this phenomenon. Most social media platforms are visually driven, which we know from almost all current research, facilitates negative social comparison, increases pressure to be perfect, and imposes metrics on its users (i.e., number of followers, likes, and comments). We know online life can lead to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.” However, Gosling and Mendes aren’t the only celebs who left Hollywood for their family’s sake.

Mark Wahlberg has said his family is “happy” since leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas. “Everybody’s adapted nicely,” the actor told People Magazine of his family – which includes his wife, Rhea Durham and their four children: Ella, Michael, Brendan, and Grace. In an interview with Fox News Digital in March 2023, Wahlberg noted that “it’s really giving the kids a chance to thrive.” He continued, “It 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.” The Boston native told Fox News Digital the move was “really about giving the kids an opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams.”

In 2014, Camila Alves was hesitant when her husband, Matthew McConaughey, wanted to move their young family away from their home in Malibu to his home state of Texas. Alves, who is a Brazil native, explained to Southern Living Magazine that she was happy, planting roots with her young family in California, when McConaughey sprang the idea of a move to her. She explained, “We were living a happy life in Malibu. We had a beautiful house that we’d built together and put a lot of love and care into. We were raising our kids there. I was growing everything in the yard. I had bees making honey.”

In September, Katherine Heigl admitted that her children were hesitant about moving to Utah, but the “Grey’s Anatomy” actress knew it was the right decision for her family and would allow her to be more “aware” of what was going on in their lives. “I think my children sometimes wish they were in more of a hubbub-y exciting city,” the actress admitted on the “Today” show with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. Heigl shares daughters Naleigh and Adalaide and son Joshua with her husband, Josh Kelley.

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