In 2005, Hurley decided to step away from acting to focus on raising her son, Damien. "I don't want to leave my son for such long periods of time. This trip to New York is three days away from him, but a movie is three months, and I've decided not to do that until he's older. I want to be there for him," she told The New York Post. Years later, she began making her way back to acting, but Hurley has continuously told media outlets that she does not regret taking the time off to raise her son. "Looking after my son became my No. 1 task, and it was a joy to have someone else on whom to focus," she said. "I was 36 and had been worrying about myself for quite long enough. "I stopped doing movies and TV for the first eight years of his life, and I don't regret it for a moment. I always put him first."