Celebrities are known for making a statement regarding their homes, both in number of owned properties, size, luxury, location and value. However, some celebrities add value to their properties only by owning it. Buying real estate from Hollywood co-workers is not rare, but every now and then some transactions are so sensational they make the headlines. This is the case for Ellen DeGeneres, who paid $12 million for Brad Pitt’s Malibu mansion.
According to People, Ellen DeGeneres is the owner of Brad Pitt’s $12 million Malibu mansion as of last Friday. A source familiar with the deal said: “It was a quick transition and Brad’s stuff is already out. Ellen and Portia would like to start using the house immediately”.
Brad Pitt purchased the Malibu estate in 2005 for $4.8 million after splitting from Jennifer Aniston. The Malibu, California property has roughly 4,000 square feet, a lot less than what DeGeneres and de Rossi are used too, but it does have superb ocean views, exotic gardens, a tennis court, a pool and a private beach. It’s every girl’s dream to get a tan without worrying about strangers taking her sun.
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, have recently decided to put their Beverly Hills home on sale for a staggering $49 million. The 15,000 square feet property has been featured in Architectural Digest back in October, when the 53 year old daytime host explained her fascination with real estate:
“We never had a house when I was growing up. We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. I’d pick out which bedroom would be mine and get all excited”.
She continues: “The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house. And then…”, De Rossi added: “Another one, and another one and another one and another one”.
Emmy-winning Ellen DeGeneres is now widely famous for her one hour long talk-variety show that made it across the world. The Ellen DeGeneres show enters its ninth season and it has brought Ellen 35 Daytime Emmy Awards and eleven People’s Choice Awards, as well as The Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian for a third consecutive year. With all the raving success Ellen has it would be strange to have all her dreams become reality.