The Most Hollywood Thing? Buying a Home from Another Celebrity

published Jul 10, 2018
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Sometimes it feels like everyone in Hollywood knows each other. We see celebrities commenting on each other’s Instagrams as if they’re all members of the same club. (“So-and-so is friends with Chrissy Teigen and Busy Philipps? Who knew!”) And when you put all of those people into the same 50-mile radius, it’s no wonder that their real estate purchases tend to overlap. And when you’ve got many millions to spare, you gotta spend them on something, right? That’s why some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars seem to constantly purchase homes from one another. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Alexander Skarsgård to Rooney Mara to Kelly Osbourne

The former E! Fashion Police host and daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne has exquisite taste in real estate. Just last month, she scored a mid-century modern-style home that’s got serious star power. Located in the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood, Osbourne’s new two-bed, two-bath home was purchased for $3.575 million from none other than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara. But back in 2015, it was Mara who bought it from another famous face: Big Little Lies villain Alexander Skarsgård. See more photos on Trulia’s blog.

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Adam Levine to John Mayer

In perhaps the most predictable sale you could imagine, crooner John Mayer dropped $13.4 million on a home owned by Maroon 5 frontman and coach on your mom’s favorite TV show The Voice, Adam Levine. Can’t you just imagine the two sitting there jamming out on their guitars in a mansion while a bevy of adoring fans (read: women) surround them? The property is known as Benedict House, a stunning 7,100-square-foot estate in Beverly Hills. See the complete listing here: Adam Levine Sold His LA Mansion to John Mayer.

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Moby to Leonardo DiCaprio

I like to imagine Leonardo DiCaprio and Moby hang out and talk about environmentalism together. Back in April, Leo spent $4.91 million on Moby’s five-bed, eight-bath Los Feliz home. And the duo can always reunite for a backyard barbecue (with a solar-powered grill and vegan menu, of course) because Moby still owns the house next door. See the complete listing here: Leonardo DiCaprio Buys Moby’s House in Los Feliz for $4.5M.

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Selena Gomez to Iggy Azalea and Nick Young

Back when their romance was running smooth, Australian pop-rap star Iggy Azalea and her boyfriend, pro-basketball player Nick Young, dropped $3.45 million on a Tarzana home belonging to former Disney teen queen Selena Gomez. Iggy and Nick went on to break up after he allegedly cheated on her. The house was put on the market in April 2017 for $3.595 million, but went on to sit there for quite some time. It finally sold for $3.25 million in August of that same year. See the complete listing on Trulia’s blog.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Ryan Seacrest

Seacrest, IN! Back in 2011, the Hollywood mega-producer and American Idol host spent $37 million on the Beverly Hills home owned by power couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. When Ellen and Portia moved out, their next home was one they bought from Brad Pitt. Stars: They’re just like us! See the full listing on Trulia’s blog.

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Kate Walsh to David Arquette

Paging Dr. Addison Montgomery! Kate Walsh, known for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and 13 Reasons Why, sold her Encino home to Scream star David Arquette for a cool $4.6 million just last year. Arquette, of course, used to be married to actress Courteney Cox, but might now be more widely known throughout Hollywood as a seasoned house flipper. See the complete listing here: Celebrity House Swap: David Arquette Buys Kate Walsh’s Pad for $4.6 Million.