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Adrian Grenier Reveals The Motivation Behind His Permanent Move to Texas

Adrian Grenier Reveals The Motivation Behind His Permanent Move to Texas

Adrian Grenier has no regrets about leaving Hollywood behind for a quieter life in Texas.

The 44-year-old Entourage actor opened up in a new interview with Austin Life magazine about moving to the gigantic state, and revealed his hopes about opening a wildlife sanctuary one day.

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“There’s lots of shiny memories that I crave, but I’ve done too much work not to recognize that I’m here for something bigger than going to nightclubs,” Adrian told the magazine about his lifestyle switch.

On why he chose Austin: “I bought a place in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently. I had friends here, I ran a business here, and liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being snooty; it’s earthy. People are smart and successful but they don’t flaunt it. There is nothing to prove, people accept you and it felt good right away.”

On his connection with nature inspiring his decision: “I have been doing environmental work for the last 20 years, I’ve started organizations and run non-profits, all designed to tell people to live more in line with nature – and yet, I wasn’t living that way. In many ways, I reached the apex of that promise – if you work hard, you become famous, then you make a lot of money… but it was lackluster at the top.”

On leaving his Hollywood lifestyle behind: “It was a f*** load of fun, and amazing while it lasted. I’m not disparaging that stage of my development when I could go deep into my total abject debauchery, but look at nature! Nature will tell you things eventually have to come down to earth, and I found myself in a stage of my life where I had to change.”

On wanting to open a wildlife sanctuary: He says he wants to have “llamas or alpacas, maybe some goats – not for a livestock operation but to keep the grass down.”

Read more from the article, written by Sarah Ivens, at CityLifestyle.com/Austin-TX. The cover story was photographed by Laura Morsman Photograpohy and styled by Stephanie Coultress O’Neil/EstiloMen.

Earlier this year, Adrian left little to the imagination as he dove into a freezing pool. Watch here!

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Photos: Laura Morsman Photography
Posted to: Adrian Grenier, Magazine

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