Talk about flipping out!
Before Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi decided that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s beachfront home in Malibu was the pile of bricks for them, they put their Beverly Hills mansion on the market. (Added value alert: It was where they tied the knot!)
And now Ryan Seacrest has bought DeGeneres’ not-so-humble abode!
All things considered, how much money has been changing hands here?
First off, DeGeneres and de Rossi paid a bargain $12 million for Brangelina’s pad, which was originally listed for $13.5 million.
And it turns out that Seacrest may have scored a friend-of-the-family discount as well. Contrary to reports that he is paying the full sticker price—$49 million—for the 2.87-acre property, industry sources tell E! News that $37 million is the actual number.
DeGeneres and de Rossi swapped vows on the grounds of their soon-to-be-former home—which Ellen originally bought from Will & Grace cocreator Max Mutchnick for $29 million—in August 2008. And yes, Seacrest was a wedding guest.
The estate boasts a 9,200-square-foot main house, three guest homes, a pair of swimming pools, koi ponds and fruit trees.
That should be plenty of room for Seacrest, who revealed yesterday on The Howard Stern Show that he and girlfriend Julianne Hough are living together. He originally listed his Hollywood Hills West estate for $14.95 million in 2010, then unlisted it, then relisted it last month for $11.985 million, per the Los Angeles Times.
Further adding to the surreal-estate scrum: Seacrest’s current address used to belong to Kevin Costner! The American Idol judge moved in for $11.5 million in 2006.
by Natalie Finn