MEG RYAN FLEES HOLLYWOOD

Published on: July 27, 2006
MEG RYAN FLEES HOLLYWOOD

By John Bell

Meg Ryan is escaping the Hollywood rat race to live on a remote cliff-top estate where she'll raise her year-old daughter, an adopted Chinese orphan.

The Sleepless in Seattle star has an agreement to pay around $7 million for a 12-room mansion nestled on nearly seven acres above the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, according to insiders. A source close to the 44-year-old actress says Meg wants her little girl — who she named Daisy True — to grow up on tranquil Chappaquiddick Island.

Meg — who also has a 14-year-old son from her marriage to Dennis Quaid — fell in love with the six-bedroom, four-bath home while visiting friends.

After adopting Daisy True last January, Meg told Oprah Winfrey: "It was definitely time to take a break and regroup to see where I was."

An insider added: "Meg believes there's more to life than making movies.

"She's had some traumatic years, but maybe a move from Hollywood with her new baby will bring her happiness."