8 Celebrities Who Chose Family Over Fame

“I love being a mother. It’s the best, best, best part of my life. I’m so lucky to get to do it with Benji,” Diaz told People. Deciding to focus on her family, the actress retired in 2014 after she got married. 

Cameron Diaz


In 2006, Jennifer Garner stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight to start a family with Ben Affleck, her husband at the time.  

Jennifer Garner


One of Hollywood’s most recognizable couples, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got married in 2012. Following her marriage, the Blade: Trinity star’s priorities have shifted from acting to being a great mother to her son.  

Jessica Biel


Demi Moore, at the time of her marriage to Hollywood veteran Bruce Wilis, chose to give her kids as close to a normal childhood as possible by moving away from the entertainment scene.  

Demi Moore


Julia Roberts had a fantastic streak of successful films in the ‘90s with Pretty Woman (1990), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and Runaway Bride (1999). 

Julia Robert


Starring as a teenager in Zoey 101, Jamie Spears has been in the spotlight since quite early in her life. However, after getting pregnant at 16, she had to take a 5-year hiatus from acting.  

Jamie Lynn Spear


Celine Dion has shown multiple times that, for her, family comes before everything else. In 2000, the iconic singer went on a 2-year hiatus to care for her husband who had been diagnosed with throat cancer. 

Celine Dion


Known for her performance in the TV series House of Cards, Robin White has slowed the pace of her life to focus on family.  

Robin Wright



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