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Why Entourage star Adrian Grenier abandoned Hollywood for a new life on a remote farm

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Adrian Grenier might have lived the high life as Vincent Chase in Entourage, but now the Hollywood actor is living a self-sufficient life in Texas.

In an interview with Austin Life magazine, Grenier revealed he put Los Angeles and New York behind him so he could pursue farming.

His farm is reportedly 45 minutes outside of Austin in Bastrop, a city that has a population of roughly 88,723, according to US Census data. It also sits not far from the Colorado River and wildflower fields, the magazine reports.

The actor now lives a quiet life on a farm outside Austin, Texas. Picture: Getty

“I bought a place in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently,” Grenier told Austin Life. ”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.”

The 44-year-old actor moved to Texas in December and has been working to make his land a “wildlife sanctuary” where bees, butterflies, birds and eventually llamas or alpacas can find food.

Adrian Grenier now lives a simple life on his farm.

Meanwhile, the produce he and his partner Jordan Roemmele grow together includes peaches, apples, loquats, figs, avocados and more. The pair are also working to restore the balance of their pond, so they’ll be able to fish their own protein.

Although Grenier has made significant progress on his farm in recent months and has documented much of it on his Instagram, he doesn’t call himself a “farmer”. Instead, he prefers the word “apprentice”.

Long before he made his lifestyle switch, Grenier’s breakout roles were in the HBO series Entourage and David Frankel’s The Devil Wears Prada.

Grenier (far right) with his Entourage co-stars in 2010. Picture: Getty

However, he felt the push to change the trajectory of his life when he realised he wasn’t living sustainably.

“I have been doing environmental work for the last 20 years, I‘ve started organisations and run non-profits, all designed to tell people to live more in line with nature – and yet, I wasn’t living that way,” Grenier explained to Austin Life. “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 lacklustre at the top.”

Currently, Grenier is a UN environment program goodwill ambassador and co-founder of the Lonely Whale, an organisation dedicated to reducing plastic use and saving the world’s oceans.

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