Reclusive celebs who live a private life
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen explain "discreet" lifestyle in rare new interview
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Being a celebrity can give you fame, fortune, and opportunity. However, for many celebs, a life in the public eye is just too much pressure. There are many celebrities who actually prefer to live private lives, becoming hermits and recluses away from the spotlight.
That's especially true for many former child stars, including the notoriously private Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The twin sisters avoided all discussion of their acting careers in a rare new interview with i-D magazine about their luxury fashion brand The Row. Mary-Kate stated that they're simply "discreet people," and explained, "That's how we were raised."
Ashley also explained that their privacy was linked to the integrity of their work in fashion. "We didn't want to be in front of it, we didn't necessarily even want to let people know it was us," she said. "It was really about the product, to the point where we were like: Who could we get to front this so that we don't have to?" The stars wanted to make their clothes speak for themselves, and Gigi Hadid and Jonah Hill, who were both featured in the article, applauded them for their success at doing just that.
The Olsen sisters join a long list of celebs who have made conscious efforts to evade the endless attention of their fans. Get to know these secretive celebs with the following gallery.
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