Celebs Who Hide From The Spotlight

Hollywood is essentially a showbiz hotspot with numerous celebrities gashing out millions to take root in some of the city’s flashiest streets. With their glamourous career, we are not surprised that they want their lavish homes and lifestyles noticed.

What’s surprising is that the selected celebrities on this list have gone the extra miles both financially and physically to stay away from the Hollywood frenzy. 


When we talk about celebrities, “off the grid” is a relative term. While Louisville, Kentucky is still a well-known place, it is not a place you would expect to see some of the Hollywood A-listers unless, of course, you are talking about one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Jennifer Lawrence.

Or an award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter who finds inspiration in his remote ranch in Montana. Not to mention Woody Harrelson, who lives in a biodynamic community in Hawaii. For these celebrities, home is clearly where the heart – not the fame – resides.


This Midland, Texas-born Emmy Award-winning actor hit the Hollywood scenes as a charming bartender in the 1980s and 90s in the hit TV show “Cheers.” Though the actor reportedly had a tough childhood in Ohio and Texas before his big break in showbiz, he now enjoys solace “off the hamster wheel” with his beautiful wife Laurie Louie and their three daughters in a solar-powered house in the off-the-grid island of Maui, Hawaii.

The environmentalist also drives a biofuel-ran car and never misses a chance to express his awe for the island. “It’s a really beautiful place. Everybody cares about this Earth, and they’re all biodynamic farmers and just cool people,” he told SF Gate in 2005. “It’s a loving community, and I’m blessed to be part of it.”


This power duo has managed to keep their off-the-screen life private and away from the Hollywood hustle even with their successful careers.

When this power couple is not busy on set or teasing each other on social media, they enjoy their marriage and raise their kids at their Bedford home, in New York. Contrary to her role on “Gossip Girl,” Lively will most likely be baking something in her estate kitchen during her downtime. The Deadpool’s star wife even gets tips from her friend and neighbor Martha Stewart who helped the couple plan their wedding. The couple also owns a pad just an hour outside Manhattan. 


The British singer-songwriter has earned praise over the years for her soulful voice and deep-fetching music that has seen some of her albums ranked as the best selling this century. With all that wealth and fame, you’d think the “Rolling In The Deep” hitmaker would embrace the luxurious Hollywood lifestyle. But no, even with the elevation, Adele chooses to live in the London suburbs away from the city.

However, it is still nothing short of a plush mansion named “Lock House,” standing on 25-acres of private land with elegant mature trees and other wonders nature has to offer in West Sussex. According to Adele, she is there “for safety,” as she told Anderson Cooper, a US TV host, and what better way to stay away from cameras than in a traditional English home with Persian rugs and wood-paneled walls?


Drawing from the persona this talented rapper puts up on stage while performing, you’d be tricked to think that his off-the-cameras life is filled with an equal measure of the funfair. The “Steelers’ anthem, Black and Yellow” artist is a relatively private father who shares his luxurious Mediterranean inspired West Coast home with his now 7-year-old son in Los Angeles.

According to Wiz, it is a serene area for him to have some privacy while being close to where he works, his son’s school, and his gym. Most of the house is dedicated to his son, Sebastian and the rapper made it clear to Architectural Digest that he does not bring people to his house.


After having an eventful acting career, the renowned actress has taken a step back from the famous Hollywood scenes’ hustle and bustle to focus on a more quiet and off the grid life with her family in Malibu, California.

As an Academy Award-winning actress and one of the highest-paid actresses at the same time, it only makes sense that she has enough money to spend on several upscale estates close enough to Hollywood’s action but far enough for some sense of quiet. Aside from her exquisite 6000 square feet main house with a chic wooden exterior and breathtaking beach view, the Erin Brockovich actress has also owned other estates in New Mexico, Hawaii, and New York. Besides living in the utmost privacy, Julia Roberts consciously avoids the spotlight by opting for low-key Malibu cafes over the splendid Hollywood has to offer. 


Over the years, Bruce Willis – the “Die-Hard” movie star, has become a household name in the movie industry. He first hit the screens in 1980 in a TV hit film, “Moonlighting,” as a detective. Though Bruce has a home in Los Angeles, which is already far from all the frenzy of Hollywood, he chooses to live in an isolated and quiet suburb in Bedford, New York, after divorcing his wife.

Before moving to Bedford, Bruce and his family lived in a lakefront ranch estate looming over over 20-acres of land in Idaho that he sold for $5.5 million. To choose a quieter suburb over an already low-key Los Angeles home only goes to show how much this actor wants to stay away from everybody’s eyes.


Though popularly known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the film Pirates of the Caribbean, this gifted actor has portrayed other eccentric characters in films such as the Mad Hatter and Edward Scissorhands. Being the versatile actor that he is, it did not take him long to reach heartthrob status; hence, it only makes sense for him to be among the most well-paid actors of his time.

With an estimated net worth of $200 million, it is understandable why he spent $75 million buying more than 14 homes worldwide. Aside from a chain of islands in the Bahamas, Johnny Depp has farms in Kentucky, Florida, and southern France, all of which give this pirate the nomadic but private lifestyle that he craves.


Like many other celebrities, John Mayer forged his path to success with his impeccable talents. He launched his career in the late 1990s as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter and is still a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, more than two decades later, not to mention that he is a Grammy awards winner.

While he sometimes enjoys the New York and Los Angeles lifestyle, this great musician prefers a more reserved life at his Montana ranch. The tranquil open spaces on his farm are the perfect way to unwind and recharge after performances and world tours. Also, what better way to channel inspiration than in solitude. 


Sandra Bullock, an American-German actor, and producer is well known for her role in The ProposalSpeed, and The Gravity. Though she has starred in numerous films, she became the highest-paid actress in 2013 following her role in “The Gravity” which boosted her career and saw her named the Entertainer of the Year in 2013 by Entertainment weekly. 

With the razzle-dazzle in her acting career and life in general, we can almost see her going through her life in the spotlight at her Los Angeles home, but Sandra prefers a more low-profile living in New Orleans.

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