Mötley Crüe bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx‘s wife, Courtney Sixx, said she’s happy to have made the move from Los Angeles to Wyoming.
The 38-year-old mom said the family has benefited from relocating to Jackson Hole after the chaos that ensued during the summer of 2020, which she said made her feel unsafe in their former location.
“It’s made us a lot more hearty,” Sixx told Fox News Digital of moving to Wyoming with her rock star husband and their 4-year-old daughter, Ruby. “I think it’s really brought out the best versions of ourselves for our whole family. It was just the best thing we could have done.”
The Bouquet Box co-founder said she was not happy with the crime spike in L.A. following the COVID pandemic.
“We were really scared sh**less of what was happening during COVID and with the rioting,” Sixx told the outlet. “We live outside of LA, and Ruby was not even one. I can say, I know I’m not alone, that I was like, ‘It’s the apocalypse. What is happening?’”
“So at that point — I grew up skiing in Utah. My mom’s from Utah. I’m Mormon. I love to ski. And always in the back of my head I thought that one day, maybe we could have a place in the snow, God willing,” she said.
Sixx specifically mentioned break-ins occurring in her neighborhood, which inspired the family to check out Jackson Hole and rent a house there to try it out. She told Fox News that the decision to move was good for the whole family, especially for Ruby.
“One thousand percent, we are so excited to be in Wyoming for so many reasons,” she said. “I mean, all the obvious ones, that it’s God’s country, and it’s just so gorgeous. But also I think what’s really important to me —what I love about it so much is — I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if Ruby grew up being entitled and spoiled and with these trust fund babies.”
“Nothing wrong with that at all,” Sixx said. “Nikki and I weren’t raised like that, and we already, we’re so blessed. And she’s so blessed.”
“She’s doing all of her horseback riding and learning how to clean them and doing her chores,” she continued. “It is so good for all of us as a family, but especially for Ruby to have that balance.”
While Sixx admitted there are wealthy residents in Jackson Hole, she said there is a good mix of income levels and everyone works hard and enjoys the outdoors. She said her daughter has been doing a lot of skiing, horseback riding, and fishing in particular.
“It’s totally different just how people treat each other,” she told the outlet. “It’s a small sense of community. And Ruby’s met incredible women. Just even babysitters that we hire, her teacher — just all of these women. I feel like Wyoming — it’s not for the faint of heart, right? Especially as a girl, especially as a single girl. These girls that come in, and they’re working and they hustle. They have multiple jobs, and they’ll come babysit for a couple of hours, and they’re going to this restaurant. Then they work at the ski resort.”
She added, “It’s like, it’s incredible living, but it’s also you gotta work for it. It’s not just easy-breezy. And so Ruby’s really learned how to cowgirl up.”