Dakota Fanning and Sister Growing Apart

    December 25, 2013
    Kimberly Ripley

Dakota Fanning and her younger sister Elle Fanning are reportedly growing apart. They’ll be even further apart now that Dakota has decided to make New York her permanent home. Admittedly sick of the whole Hollywood scene, Dakota is happier away from the limelight–and away from her sister, too, it seems.

Just under a year ago, both Dakota and her sister were the faces of the J. Estina advertising campaign. Headlining the company’s Brilliant Princess promotion, they told morning TV hosts how much fun they were having together. It seems that Elle was likely having way more fun than Dakota. Sources say she could ditch the whole red carpet thing and hang out with her friends in New York City instead. Elle, however, is becoming quite the big Hollywood name. She has four major film projects lined up for 2014 alone.

Dakota Fanning is said to be living quite nicely off the fortune she made as a child actress. She doesn’t jump at every film offer she receives these days.

“Elle is the more ambitious one. Dakota is the one who could quit acting to start a band at the drop of a hat. Dakota is completely unimpressed with the red carpet culture in Hollywood, while Elle totally worships it,” a source says.

Elle Fanning found herself under Angelina Jolie’s wing since the recent filming of Maleficent. The two became close on set and remain that way still.

Dakota Fanning and her sister have worked out a bit of a truce, it seems. As long as Elle has L.A. to herself, Dakota will remain quite happy in New York. It’s too bad–since they are sisters–they can’t get along as siblings, however, and not allow the fame and fortune of Hollywood to come between them.

Dakota Fanning’s recent film projects include Franny, which is presently in production. Effie and Every Secret Thing are in post-production. She starred in both Night Moves and Very Good Girls in 2013.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.