TWILIGHT star Ashley Greene is swapping Los Angeles for New York in a bid to escape the spotlight.
The actress has gained legions of devoted fans and she's been a regular in gossip columns since she shot to fame in the hit 2008 movie.
But she's decided to move to Manhattan in a quest for a more peaceful life.
She says, "The other day I had eight paparazzi following me. And for what? To watch me eat ice cream? It's just silly. That's why I'm looking for an apartment in New York. There's so much going on here (in New York) and I don't think everything would drop just because I walked into a room. It's nice.
"There are times where I have to sit back and breathe but at the end of the day I would rather have this life than not."