The six degrees of separation theory seems to ring especially true in Hollywood, but it isn’t just movies, musical collaborations, or even romantic relationships connecting your favorite stars. The rich and famous have the means to buy and sell opulent homes on a regular basis, meaning that some of the most lavish, coveted residences in the Los Angeles area rack up an impressive lineage of celebrity owners after a while.
Here, we’ve compiled the latest unexpected connections to emerge from the Tinsel Town real estate records—and based on this list, it seems that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is the new Kevin Bacon.
Justin Bieber to Khloe Kardashian to YouTube star Dhar Mann
Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians are well-acquainted with Khloe Kardashian’s former Calabasas home, a sprawling Tuscan-style villa featuring a cavernous walk-in closet made of two former guest rooms. What fans might not realize, however, is that the 9,320-square-foot house also has quite the celebrity pedigree. It originally belonged to Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, Nicole, who sold it to Justin Bieber for $6.5 million in April 2012. Kardashian purchased the mansion from Bieber for $7.2 million in 2014. The Good American founder then spent a substantial amount of money customizing the place (it was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest in March 2016 alongside her sister Kourtney’s sprawling estate) before selling it to YouTube star Dhar Mann for $15.5 million toward the end of 2020.
Selena Gomez to French Montana
Selena Gomez decided to kiss Calabasas goodbye in late 2015, listing her Mediterranean-style mansion for $4.495 million. A few months later, rapper French Montana snagged the five-bedroom home for $3.3 million. He made significant upgrades to the place, adding a $400,000 recording studio and painting over Gomez’s purple and turquoise walls with more neutral tones. The “Ain’t Worried About Nothing” rapper recently sold the home for $5 million.
NBA Star Paul George to French Montana
French Montana seemingly has a thing for homes with celeb pedigree. Toward the end of 2020, the rapper put down $8.4 million for a 15,873-square-foot mansion belonging to NBA star Paul George. The oversized seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home boasts a number of stellar spaces, including a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a main bedroom suite with its own spa-like en suite bathroom. Perhaps one of the more unusual features, however, is the tree growing in the middle of the great room, stretching up toward the vaulted ceiling and skylight. Out back there is a basketball court, a playground for kids, and a pool.
Alexander Skarsgård to Rooney Mara to Kelly Osbourne
Rooney Mara’s gorgeous Los Feliz pad had a celebrity pedigree when she bought it, and the lineage continued when she left. In 2015, Mara bought the 2,340-square-foot midcentury-style home from Alexander Skarsgård for $2.9 million. Two years later, she listed the two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence, and Kelly Osbourne ultimately bought it in June 2018 for $3.575 million.
Robbie Williams to DJ Khaled
Robbie Williams can rest easy knowing that his over-the-top Beverly Hills mansion was sold to a worthy heir—DJ Khaled. The British singer relinquished the practically regal seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mega mansion to the prolific producer for $9.9 million in early 2017. Amenities in Khaled’s pad include a massive home gym, an expansive kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and an outdoor kitchen, pool, and spa, perfect for throwing fantastic backyard parties. And judging from the above Instagram post where Khaled soaks up the sun on his balcony, he’s enjoying the property very much.
Charlie Sheen to Kendall Jenner
Charlie Sheen bought his sprawling Beverly Hills home for his ex-wife Brooke Mueller in 2012. But five years later, a lot had changed, including his fondness for the residence. Sheen sold the property to Kendall Jenner for $8.55 million in late 2017. The model opted to revamp the home in a more minimalist style (as seen in the above Instagram post from her sister Kourtney Kardashian), swapping out Sheen and Mueller’s grandiose decor for a cleaner, more modern look.
Adam Levine to John Mayer
In March of 2018, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine sold a Beverly Hills mansion to singer-songwriter John Mayer. The former The Voice coach and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, originally purchased it in the fall of 2012 for $4.83 million and listed it for a substantial bump: $17.5 million. When they failed to attract a buyer, they lowered the asking price to $15.9 million, but it’s unclear what Mayer ultimately paid for the 7,100-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom dwelling.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to Levine
After more than a year of trying to sell their massive Pacific Palisades family compound, exes Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner finally found a buyer in none other than Levine. In January 2019 the singer shelled out $32 million for the property, which includes a ranch-style main residence and two other structures (one houses an office, an art studio, a gym, and a screening room; the other is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom guesthouse). Other big names who have lived in the home (originally built by architect Cliff May in the late 1930s) include Gregory Peck and producer Brian Grazer.