21 Times Celebrities Sold Homes to Each Other

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

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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.

Levine to Ellen DeGeneres

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And finally, Levine sold a five-bedroom Tudor-style Beverly Hills home to a star with a notorious penchant for real estate, Ellen DeGeneres, in May of 2019 for $45 million. (The talk show host has bought and sold no fewer than 20 properties in the last two decades, including one she sold to Ryan Seacrest in 2012.) Previous owners before Levine included Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and tennis champ Pete Sampras. DeGeneres sold the dwelling in April of 2021.

DeGeneres to Ariana Grande

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In early 2020, DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi purchased a unique Tudor-style home in Montecito, California, only to flip it back onto the market shortly afterward. Pop star Ariana Grande then saw the opportunity to expand her real estate portfolio, paying the power couple $6.75 million for the 5,500-square-foot property in June of that year. Known as the Porter House, Grande’s new home consists of two separate barns that were originally built in Surrey, England, and then had to be dismantled and reconstructed in California. Inside, lofted wood-beam ceilings and exposed brick fireplaces maintain the former barns’ rustic aesthetic. In the spring of 2021, Grande held her wedding to realtor Dalton Gomez at the home.

Moby to Leonardo DiCaprio

In April 2018 a stately English-traditional-style dwelling in Los Feliz passed from one socially conscious celebrity to another when musician and animal rights activist Moby sold his home to Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio for $4.91 million. In the time that Moby owned the place, he substantially renovated the kitchen and other parts of the 4,644-square-foot house, but reports at the time of the sale noted that the Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood star was unlikely to enjoy the upgrades himself because he bought the place for a family member. In August of this year, DiCaprio put the pad back on the market.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to DiCaprio

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Clearly DiCaprio has a sharp eye for all things design, so it is no surprise that Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita’s stylish Los Feliz home caught his attention. The Revenant star snapped up the 1928 Spanish Colonial-style property for $7.1 million in May 2021. This was a substantial leap from the $4.6 million the couple paid for it back in 2013. (Though, to be fair, Ferguson and Mikita had put in a significant share of time and effort into reimagining the space with the help of Will & Grace set designer Peter Gurski.) Prior to Ferguson and Mikita, several other famous names called the four-bedroom pad home, among them Gwen Stefani and Robert Pattinson.

Jeff Bridges to Oprah Winfrey

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What are neighbors for? When Oprah Winfrey decided she wanted to expand her holdings in Montecito in late 2019, she looked no further than Jeff Bridges’s nearby Spanish Revival-style compound, which was up for sale. The Bad Times at the El Royale actor and his wife Susan Geston first listed the ranch earlier that year for $8 million, but the media mogul ultimately paid slightly less, with a final closing price of $6.85 million. The complex spans four acres, and it will likely be absorbed into Oprah’s so-called Promised Land ranch, which already measures a whopping 70 contiguous acres.

John Travolta to Scooter Braun

Speaking of degrees of separation, John Travolta is two jumps away from a large chunk of Hollywood after selling his 9,100-square-foot Spanish-style mansion to talent manager Scooter Braun for $18 million in January 2020. The Pulp Fiction actor and his late wife Kelly Preston had owned the home since 1997 before passing it on to Braun, who represents a number of popular artists including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, J Balvin, Hilary Duff, and many more. When Travolta and Preston purchased the place, it had six bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms. By the time Braun scooped it up, they had upgraded the house to have 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a guardhouse, and two garages.

DJ Steve Angello to Calvin Harris to Charli XCX

Calvin Harris ensured the musical lineage of his sleek Hollywood Hills home in the fall of 2020 when he sold it to “Boom Clap” singer Charli XCX for $5.1 million, just about three years after he purchased it from fellow DJ Steve Angello for around $7 million. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home is perfect for entertaining, with an 18-foot-high wood-beam ceiling in the main living room, which also boasts floor-to-ceiling walls of glass overlooking the city lights below. A bar/lounge area with banquette seating similarly features an entire wall of windows overlooking a wraparound deck, and an attached guesthouse offers the perfect respite with one of the two bedrooms converted into a recording studio.

Liam Payne to Halsey

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In early 2021, Halsey set about getting things ready for the July birth of their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with the purchase of a sprawling five-acre compound in Calabasas. The singer paid former One Direction member just over $10.16 million for the stunning estate, which comprises a 9,700-square-foot main house, a recording studio, a teahouse, a guest house, and a small working vineyard. Koi ponds and waterfalls dot the property. The main house itself boasts numerous luxuries, including a two-story library, a wine cellar, and a home theater. Payne previously claimed that the home was “haunted,” but added that “If you don’t believe in it, I don’t think it can get to you.”

Amar’e Stoudemire to Rick Ross

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Rick Ross broke records with the purchase of former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s Miami home. The rapper paid $3.5 million—all cash—for the South Florida mansion in early 2021 and closed on the massive deal in just four days, the quickest any property has closed in the history of the gated community where it is located. Ross’s new place features a 7,361-square-foot main house, a 1,314-square-foot guest house, and a nine-car garage. The athlete had owned the home for about a decade, having paid $3.7 million for it in 2011.

The Weeknd to Madonna

The Weeknd’s Hidden Hills home found a new, musical owner in April of 2021. The singer sold his 13,391-square-foot mansion, which he bought brand new in 2017, to none other than the Queen of Pop herself. Madonna reportedly paid $19.3 million for the modern farmhouse, which features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a wine room, a home theater, a bar area, a wine room, and a five-car garage. A separate guest house comprises two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while an infinity pool, a full basketball court, and an outdoor living room and fire-pit round out the property’s many offerings. The only downside to the sale was that The Weeknd sold it at a slight loss; he paid just under $20 million for the place back in 2017.

YouTube star Safiya Nygaard to Uzo Aduba

YouTube star Safiya Nygaard’s former Studio City, Los Angeles, home is a perfect blend of East Coast charm and West Coast chill with its blue exterior and crisp white trim set against a stark contrast of palm tree-lined steps leading up to the front door. Nygaard, perhaps best known for her YouTube video “Why I Left BuzzFeed,” sold the six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom pad to Emmy winner Uzo Aduba in May 2021 for a cool $3.1 million. Standout features include a home movie theater, a wine cellar, and a two-car garage that occupies the entirety of the lowest of three floors.

Nicole Richie to Adele

Ahead of the release of her long-anticipated new single, “Easy On Me,” Adele purchased a $10 million Beverly Hills house from none other than her next-door neighbor, Nicole Richie. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home features a subdued, gray exterior with a custom-built chicken coop and edible garden out back. (Richie told Architectural Digest in 2017 that she purposely had the coop built in the image of her own house because she “wanted one color palette throughout.”) Adele and Richie had been neighbors since 2016 when the singer bought her first Beverly Hills mansion for $9.5 million. Richie and her husband Joel Madden originally purchased their former home for $6.7 million in 2015.

DJ Alesso to Lena Waithe

In September 2021, Lena Waithe decided to upgrade her living situation with the purchase of a $6.4 million modern mansion that previously belonged to another arbiter of cool: Swedish DJ and record producer Alesso. The home, situated in Studio City, measures 6,587 square feet and features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, along with all the trappings of a contemporary Hollywood palace: A main suite that converts into a private screening room, a pool with its own outdoor lounge area, and an infrared sauna.

via Architectural Digest

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