What is Danica McKellar doing now? 'Wonder Years' star leaves LA for rural Tennessee after 40 years

While Danica McKellar is planning to turn her new house into a dream home, she believes some of the greatest highlight does not require refurbishing

What is Danica McKellar doing now? 'Wonder Years' star leaves LA for rural Tennessee after 40 years
Danica McKellar, who starred in 'The Wonder Years', has decided to ditch Los Angeles to live a new life in rural Tennessee (JC Olivera/Getty Images for iHeartRadio and Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: 'Wonder Years' alum Danica McKellar, 46, has decided to ditch Los Angeles to live a new life in rural Tennessee to look more like some of the characters she has played. McKellar had lived in Los Angeles since she was just seven. "I am just loving the fact that my Christmas movie characters have rubbed off on me," she told People. "I think it's just a wonderful example of life imitating art."

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McKellar, along with her husband, attorney Scott Sveslosky her son Draco, whom she shares with ex Mike Verta, and her mother, ditched their West Coast life and moved to a spot nearly an hour outside of Nashville. "My husband and I have been wanting more nature for a long time," she said. "We were kind of ready to not be in a city anymore."

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One of the reasons the actress was drawn to the spot was because of its ties to country music. "Memphis and Nashville are both entertainment cities. They're known for music," she said. "Being from L.A. and being an entertainer, it's nice to have creative people around."

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While McKellar is planning to turn her new house into a dream home, she believes some of the house's greatest highlight does not require any refurbishing. "For me, honestly, it's mostly about the backyard," she said. To her joy, she also has a giant trampoline in her backyard. "I jump on that thing all the time," she said. "We're thinking about putting a pool in at some point, but I'm like, 'Yeah, you know what? I'm having a lot of fun as-is.'"

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What is Danica McKellar doing now?

McKellar, for the first three quarters of the year, refused to take on any major acting jobs. She only focused on the challenge of deciding what she could keep and what she could donate from her West Coast home. "I wanted to give this my attention and be very present," she said.

McKellar recently left the Hallmark Channel and signed with Great American Country. After successfully completing the move with her family, she headed to Canada to work on 'Christmas at the Drive-In', her second film with GAC. Back at home, she has now planned to host  her family and a few cousins at the new house. "I'm gonna have a Christmas tree up probably next week," she said. "Let's get this going."

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