But two actors don’t just walk away from their beachside home in Malibu if they’re not on the same recycled-paper page about what they really want out of life.
“To be fully transparent about it, I really did not want to be in the public eye anymore,” Nikki, who founded her sustainable jewelry line BaYou With Love in 2017, told Santa Barbara Magazine last year. So she was onboard with retreating up the coast a bit, noting, “California has the ability to offer seclusion, but you can also be in driving distance to these major cities at the drop of a hat.”
And when she and her family hit the road, as they like to do in their tricked-out Fleetwood RV when wanderlust strikes, the destination hardly matters so long as it’s off the grid.
“If I could like tell you my dream,” Reed said, “it would be to achieve total food autonomy, to have zero connection to a supermarket, to city water, to anything like that—to be able to live without relying on any system. So, you know, we’re not too far off from that.”
Keep reading for scenes from the road Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have been traveling together for almost a decade: