Desperate Housewives Star James Denton: I Left Hollywood To Raise My Kids

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James Denton

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Why did “Desperate Housewives” star James Denton leave Hollywood?

“I wanted to get my kids out of L.A.,” he tells People. “So we moved to Minnesota right away. I’ve also got a house in rural Montana, which is our escape from Minnesota!”

The actor has two young children with wife Erin, whose family is from Minneapolis.

“whenever we can, we head to the middle of nowhere in Montana; we live in a small town. It’s quiet and peaceful, ideal for really connecting with my family,” he adds. “It was definitely the right decision for us.”

Denton says, “I only have one chance to be a good dad to them.”

Given that Denton’s time in Hollywood included having to put up with webloid nonsense, we’re sure he’s happy to be away from the spotlight.

But more than anything, it’s about his kids.

Denton explains, “It means so much to them when I’m around. It makes them more relaxed and confident to have their parents as active participants in their lives. It’s a real luxury for me to be with them.”

“They won’t always want Dad around as they get older, but for now, they do,” he tells the outlet. “I want to make the most of it.”

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