Loving the farm life! Amanda Seyfried temporarily left the Big Apple for her farm in upstate New York several months ago amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and opened up about how the lifestyle change has had a positive impact on her marriage to Thomas Sadoski.
“I haven’t been in [New York] City since November,” the 34-year-old Mamma Mia! star told Katie Couric Media CEO John Molner during the August 13 episode of his video series, Molner’s Table. “We live upstate. It’s, kind of, where my daughter goes to school when school happens. We’re residents here. It’s kind of amazing.”
Seyfried and Sadoski, 44, tied the knot in March 2017. Their daughter, Nina, was born later that month.
“I live on a farm. It’s what I’ve always wanted” the Pennsylvania native added, noting that she “put roots down” in the bucolic setting in 2014. “Now, with this pandemic especially, we’ve been able to just stay. We don’t even get on the train and go to the city.”
As Molner, 57, noted Seyfried’s farm is filled with animals, including horses, goats, dogs and turtles. When he inquired about who takes care of the creatures, the Dear John star said that looking after the brood has brought her and Sadoski closer. “I get up, I feed the animals,” she explained. “I recently really trained Tommy, my husband, to be able to feed [them.] He knows everything now. He can do everything.”
Since he’s now in the know, Seyfried said The Newsroom alum has taken over mealtime duties. “These days, it’s been me waking up and going downstairs and drinking coffee and hanging out with my daughter and then Tommy feeding [the animals],” she explained.
“And you know what?” the Mean Girls star added with a laugh. “Our family is still together. I definitely think my marriage is, like, even stronger.”
Though Seyfried noted her marriage is flourishing, she’s very conscious of the fact that this has been a “hard” time for other couples.
She also knows that she’s “so lucky” to have her mother on the farm to help look after Nina. “My mom is lives with us, she’s our nanny,” the Jennifer’s Body star shared. “My life is awesome because she is the third parent for us.”
While farm life has been a nice escape for everyone, the Twin Peaks alum, who has an apartment in NYC’s West Village with Sadoski, misses plenty about the bustling locale. “I miss walking around, I miss the smell, I miss running into people in the lobby of our building, I miss going across the street with my dog Finn to a coffee shop and having a conversation with somebody outside of my family,” she told Molner. “The socialization aspect of this pandemic, or the lack thereof, has been a struggle, I’m sure for everybody. I just miss going anywhere — to a park!”
After Molner, who is married to Katie Couric, brought up the fact that his 63-year-old wife hosted a virtual reunion with Lindsay Lohan and several members of The Parent Trap cast last month, Seyfried said she was game to do something similar with the Mean Girls bunch. “[A reunion] would be really fun to do,” she said. “Lacey [Chabert] and I keep in touch. Lacey was my first close friend in Hollywood … It would be really nice if we could all do something.”
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