Kelly Carlson is loving life outside of Hollywood!
On Friday (April 30), the 45-year-old former actress, who is best known for her role as Kimber Henry in the FX drama series Nip/Tuck, appeared on Tammy Bruce‘s Fox News show to talk about her decision to put acting behind her to be a “military wife” to her husband Dan Stanchfield in San Diego.
“I did leave Los Angeles in 2015 because my husband Dan — Tracker Dan — is based on Coronado and we needed to be closer and my business motto in life is: ‘Sounds great, let’s go do it!’” Kelly shared via TooFab.
“And so I was really excited about being a military wife — completely different from anything in my life I’ve ever experienced and it’s been so grounding and just really fun and completely a different world than I’m used to,” Kelly continued. “I love new experiences. I like being challenged.”
Later in the interview, Kelly revealed what she’s been up to these days, revealing that she makes “knives” and “sheaths” for “law enforcement.”
“I just follow [Dan] around,” Kelly said with a laugh. “No — but I do kind of. Dan is the star of the family and I love it.”
“We make knives. And I make the sheaths. And I’ve never made anything with my hands before,” she added. “And when I can hand a knife and a sheath off to law enforcement or someone in the military — it’s really cool. I’ve never done anything quite that profound before. So I love it.”
Kelly went on to encourage people to do find their own happiness over fame and money.
“I’m someone who follows what I want to do in my gut and nothing can stop me and so it’s an easy choice for me to leave a lot of money or fame — to go do something that my heart really wants to do,” Kelly said. “And I think you have to be that kind of person because fame and money is really powerful and — don’t get me wrong I love it too — but it’s not everything for me and I’m fulfilling other things in my life that I never learned to do before.”
Kelly added, “I’m kind of a spirit that you can’t stop. So If I want to go be a military wife or go make knives, that’s what’s gonna happen.”
However, Kelly said she isn’t totally done with Hollywood, but did say, “it would have to be a really big deal to go back up there.”