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The 43-year-old pop star has been living in Nashville with her husband, Eric Johnson, and their three children: Maxwell Drew, 11, Ace Knute, 10, and Birdie Mae, 4. While it doesn’t seem to be a permanent move, Simpson said she’s been enjoying her time in Music City USA.
“Being in Nashville, even my kids are like, ‘You laugh the whole time. You’re so happy,'” she said during a recent PetSafe event in Los Angeles to celebrate National Dog Day, per E! News.
“It’s because I’m not on guard,” Simpson continued. “I’m with a lot of like-minded people. It’s not about the celebrities—it’s really about the music and the heart and the conversation.”
The “Irresistible” singer also recounted how renting a home has been a “hilarious experience.”
“I used thumb tacks to hang these $40 curtains up so I wouldn’t wake up with the sun,” she said. “I put together a TV with a butter knife. I was looking for a screwdriver, but I went to the wrong place. I went to Walgreens, I got lip gloss instead.”
Simpson has been on an extended break from performing but said she was considering coming back and feels more confident about it.
“I’m not nervous at all, but if you were to ask me two years ago when I was talking about coming back to music, I was frightened. But now, I know exactly what I want.”
“I’m building my own platform,” she added. “I’m doing it for the first time—the way I would—without a label telling me I need to do this song or use this producer. It’s all me.”
Several celebrities have been vocal about their positive experiences moving away from Los Angeles. Stars like Katy Perry, Matthew McConaughey, James Van Der Beek, Chris Hemsworth, and podcaster Joe Rogan have all recently moved to other states.