“Twilight” Star Taylor Lautner Lives Away From Hollywood, Married an Ordinary Nurse, and Adores His New Life

9 months ago

Everyone desires to conquer Hollywood, or so claims one of Madonna’s hits. Nonetheless, there are only a few who, on the contrary, yearn to escape from the dream factory and embrace a serene, sensible life. Taylor Lautner, the Twilight star, happens to be one of those individuals. After attaining the pinnacle of superstardom, he made a resolute choice to step away from the public eye. Judging by the actor’s current happiness, it appears he must have made the correct decision.

Complicated relationship with fame.

In 2022, the movie Home Team was released. That was the first project of Twilight star Taylor Lautner for many years. The actor had a brilliant start to his career. So brilliant that at a young age, fame and money became something unsurprising to him. At some point, he quit the profession and disappeared from the public eye. And looking back on his life, this decision is easy to understand.

Taylor grew up in a family that had absolutely no connection to the world of show business. His mom worked at a software company and his dad was a pilot. But the boy knew he wanted to be an actor from an early age. His parents supported their son’s dream and took him to all possible auditions. And so he started appearing on screen, first in cameo roles, then voicing various characters, and finally, Lautner got cast in movies.

However, this didn’t help the boy with his peers. Other students mocked Taylor’s passion, but he didn’t care. He firmly set a goal for himself and worked towards it. In 2007, the creators of the movie Twilight were looking for a young man to play the role of shapeshifter Jacob. Lautner had never heard of Meyer’s book, but his agent persuaded him to go to the audition.

After the first part of Twilight, the saga required Lautner to change almost beyond recognition. The director’s plan was to make the character much more muscular. A likely solution to this would have been to get another actor to play the role, but Taylor convinced the filmmakers that he was able to change his appearance in a very short amount of time. He started working out tirelessly. As a result, the star managed to gain about 30 pounds of muscle mass.

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His colleagues in the saga were shocked at how much Lautner had changed. The actress who played Bella, Kristen Stewart, said, “He’s an entirely different person physically.” And Robert Pattinson shared, “I saw him and thought, ’I’m going to get fired.’” After the release of the second film, the trio became idols for countless young people, but it was the “shapeshifted” Taylor who drew the most attention.

As well as gaining the title of “sex symbol,” he also became “the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood.” However, the joy of success didn’t last long. Lautner got stuck with the role of an attractive jock. And even though he dreamed of developing his acting skills and trying out other roles, he hardly got any offers for parts where his shirt would stay buttoned.

The need to get away from Hollywood

After Twilight, Taylor only appeared in four films before disappearing off the Hollywood radar. According to the media, he had several reasons for doing so. Firstly, he couldn’t get away from the role of Jacob Black in the eyes of the public. No matter what projects he took on, everyone expected to see that same shapeshifter from the saga.

Secondly, he wanted to distance himself from Hollywood and start living a more normal life: “I wanted to take a step back and enjoy life and spend some time with my family and friends.”

It was at this time that the actor met his true love. One day, Taylor got a call from his sister, who said that she’d found his future wife and that he absolutely had to come and meet her. Funnily enough, these words really did turn out to be prophetic. Lautner met the girl, and they ended up getting together. Her name is also Taylor. At the beginning of their romance, she was studying medicine and now works as a nurse.

Family happiness away from the cameras

Just a few years ago, he regularly appeared on the red carpet, was considered a sex symbol, and was featured on magazine covers. Now a very different Taylor, enjoying life in the middle of nowhere with his partner, writes: “I’ve never been more surprised in my life.” The actor describes his beloved as the kindest soul he has ever known. And he’s decided to spend the rest of his life with her. In November 2021, the couple got engaged, and a year later, they got married.

“It felt right with Taylor from the very beginning. I feel so lucky. I married my best friend,” says Lautner. They organized the wedding in their own style — away from prying eyes. They only invited the people closest to them. The best man was the actor’s friend, TV presenter Jason Kennedy. And so, in sun-drenched vineyards, the lovers exchanged their handwritten vows.

It is worth saying that to date, the actor still decided to make a step towards Hollywood again. He starred in the comedy Home Team. And also still maintains relations with his star friends. So, recently he and his wife were seen in the company of Taylor Swift, with whom Lautner met in the ’00s.

But on his Instagram page, there are still more pictures of other things: get-togethers with friends, romantic evenings, cute play-times with his baby nephew. After all, that’s exactly what the guy who left Hollywood at the peak of his career was dreaming of — living a real life.

Of course, Taylor’s case is more of an exception. Not many celebrities are ready to step away from public life and live like ordinary people, without red carpets and increased attention to themselves. But there are some. Julia Roberts, for example, considers her highest happiness to stand for hours at the stove, cooking food for her family. Or Lindsay Lohan, who moved to another continent for a new life with her husband and son.


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