Actress Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) ditched Hollywood to live in a modest cabin in the mountains

Actress Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) ditched Hollywood to live in a modest cabin in the mountains

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‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Melissa Gilbert and her husband have ditched the hills of Hollywood for the twinkling stars of the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York.

Melissa Gilbert, 58, is now enjoying a simpler life after swapping her estimated $2 million property in Los Angeles for a $98,000 cottage nestled in the wilderness.

The interpreter of Laura Ingalls spends her days taking care of her vegetable garden and her garden. She told Fox News that she ditched plastic surgery and Hollywood’s physical expectations to embrace the freedom of being in her own skin.

“This is me now, no hair color, no implants, no Botox. I just take care of myself. I try to eat as best I can. I drink a lot of water. And I really enjoy the aging process because of it.”

“[Vieillir] is an uphill battle. Eventually, everyone loses. It just doesn’t fit who I am and what my life is now. It’s exhausting and unnecessary. I had to find a place where I could stop trying or feeling like I needed to be what everyone wanted me to be and be exactly who I am.”

A few weeks ago, she also confided to People magazine her change of look and her decision to opt for her real hair color: “I finally woke up and said, ‘What am I doing? I look like a carrot and I’m not happy.”

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on the hit TV series ‘Little House on the Prairie’ from 1974 to 1982, revealed in her 2010 memoir how she struggled with drugs and alcoholism. She also underwent multiple plastic surgeries throughout her career and had a series of relationships with some of Hollywood’s major players, including Tom Cruise.

The actress, who once admitted to drinking two bottles of wine by herself, said she was drawn to “men who smelled of alcoholafter starring alongside series creator, producer and star Michael Landon, who “sipped vodka from his coffee cup.”

After several rehabs, Melissa Gilbert preferred to leave Hollywood and her addictions for a simpler life, close to that which she embodied on screen in the role of Laura Ingalls.