Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher List Beverly Hills Home for Sale Again

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are looking for a buyer for their spare Beverly Hills mansion.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are determined to find a buyer for their Beverly Hills mansion. The couple initially listed the home for nearly $14 million last May, but subsequently discounted the asking price before taking it off the market altogether six months later, in November 2020.

Now, they’re giving it another go, and have relisted the East Coast traditional-style estate for $12.25 million. It’s not quite the haul they were originally hoping for, but it’s still a profit from the $10.22 million they paid for the home in April 2014, shortly after announcing their engagement, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

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The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is located within the celeb-adored, guard-gated Hidden Valley enclave. There are oak floors, handcrafted mouldings and French doors throughout the 7,351-square-foot abode. The kitchen, which is open to a family room, is fitted with white cabinetry, a big center island and a wood-topped breakfast bar with counter seating, as well as an adjacent breakfast nook with two built-in banquets.

There’s also a formal dining room, a living room with a marble-framed fireplace and a mahogany-paneled office with another fireplace. The primary suite contains a fireplace, bay windows and two walk-in closets, as well as a marble-bedecked bathroom with a freestanding tub and a picture window, per the listing shared by Hilton & Hyland brokers Justin Paul Huchel and Drew Fenton.

The lower level is comprised of a temperature-controlled wine room, a sauna, a gym and a guest suite with a private bathroom. Outside in the backyard, there’s a covered lounging and al fresco dining area, as well as various entertaining spaces, a pool and a spa.

Kutcher and Kunis, who have two children together, spent five years designing a custom farmhouse-style home elsewhere in Beverly Hills; they recently completed the project, and were finally able to move into the sustainably-minded property. They showed off their new six-acre estate, which they’ve dubbed Kuku Farms, in an Architectural Digest spread. Kutcher and Kunis also maintain a 3,100-square-foot beach retreat in Carpinteria, a small city in Santa Barbara, for which they paid $10.1 million in 2017.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Are Determined to Sell Their $12.25 Million Beverly Hills Mansion



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Handmaid’s Shrews, Taco Tattoos, and the Hill’s K-Street Blues – RedState

Our weekly recognition of less-than meritorious excellence in journalism is worthy of Pulitzer consideration.

As an extension of the media-mocking venture at Townhall, Riffed From The Headlines, we once again recognize the exalted performances in our journalism industry and compile worthy submissions to the Pulitzer Prize board in numerous categories. To properly recognize the low watermark in the press, let us get right to the latest exemplars of journalistic mis-excellence.

Distinguished National Reporting

Last week, Joe Biden stumbled through a speech – again. He also walked off without fielding a single question from the press – again. And most in the White House Press Corps were perfectly fine with this unacceptable performance. Yes – again. For some reason, though, the White House correspondent for PBS decided it was proper to feature herself and other reporters who were unbothered by Biden’s elusive nature.

It seems rather fitting however when acting subservient and being compliant with authority you do so while wearing fashions emblematic of The Handmaid’s Tale.

 

Distinguished Explanatory Reporting

  • Alexander Bolton — The Hill

The monumental bust that was Saturday’s Justice For Jan. 6 Rally has many in the media despondent. After spending weeks assuring us that we would see a repeat of the Capitol riot, we instead saw a couple of hundred people milling around more than a few hundred journalists. The Hill was part of the desperation to make this into a disaster for the GOP, claiming that Mitch McConnell was running from the event.

The Hill tried accusing Sen. McConnell of not wanting to discuss the issue, when in fact, he was being dismissive. When asked about the rally, he simply waved it off as something that may or may not occur, a spot-on assessment after it flopped. The Hill saw something sinister.

“McConnell, however, stopped well short of again condemning the people arrested for breaking into the Capitol or criticizing the protesters who will gather over the weekend to support them.”

Wait, hold on a sec. Did you say “again”?! You mean he has already condemned those people who stormed the Capitol building? Yes – yes, he has. The Hill even quoted him.

We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs or threats,” McConnell declared on the Senate floor after Capitol police finally secured the building again on Jan. 6, calling the protesters “an unhinged crowd.”

 

Distinguished Breaking News

  • Timothy Bella — Washington Post   

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference for state government employees who would oppose the federal vaccine requirement. Permitted to speak were those who would be facing Joe Biden’s mandated call for all government workers to get the shot. WaPo, along with numerous other outlets, bleated about one worker who came to the podium and made a declaration that the vaccine alters RNA in people.

This was their chance to attack Ron DeSantis for disseminating COVID misinformation and continue with the long list of times the press was starkly incorrect about the man. Now they were resorting to punishing DeSantis over things — he did not say. Call it Guilt By Echolocation. It was such a foolish hot take that his press secretary Christina Pushaw was able to unravel this knitted narrative with the use of one sentence.

“The governor has never said the vaccine changes your RNA, and nobody who has seen his 50+ public appearances promoting vaccination throughout Florida this year would think that is the governor’s position.”

Distinguished Local Reporting

  • Wells Dusenberry — South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For weeks, we have been inundated with horror stories out of Florida about the elevated numbers in COVID cases, in COVID deaths, and how Ron DeSantis is strictly responsible for these spikes. What the press has been eager to do is completely ignore details that just about every state has seen the same rise in cases simultaneously, as this August wave is matching that seen last year at the same time.

What has interrupted this hysteria is that Florida has shown sharp declines in the numbers the past few weeks, without any dramatic change in policies and this inconvenient record interrupts the narrative. Fear not, as local paper The Sun-Sentinel is here to ignore the science and the medical data in order to properly place The Sunshine State back into a state of anxiety.

 

Distinguished Feature Writing

  • Kana Ruhalter — The Daily Beast

Some people have noted that the press constantly hectoring the public about following the science and obeying the words of medical professionals were actually engaged in bully pulpit oppression. Here might be all the definitive proof needed.

When Ron DeSantis introduced Florida’s new Surgeon General, Ruhalter was filled with indignation and tore into the messaging from the new appointee, stipulating that some of the comments he made were “baseless.” Pretty remarkable commentary, considering Kana is not the Daily Beast resident epidemiologist expert, as she is listed as a “Breaking News Intern,” all while insulting a Surgeon General who is a Harvard Medical-educated doctor and a medical professor at UCLA.

 

Distinguished Social Commentary

  • Joshua Bote — SanFrancisco Gate

Over 20 years ago, a Mexican eatery in San Francisco had a promotion where anyone who got a permanent tattoo of the restaurant’s logo would eat free for life. Today, for no discernable reason, they interviewed a pair of residents who are still around to discuss how it feels to walk around with a racist cartoon riding a rocketing ear of corn.

Distinguished Cultural Criticism

It can be tricky being an outfit with blind agreement for anything Joe Biden promotes, considering how often he dismisses, excuses away, or simply forgets a prior position he held on an issue. Case in point — after delivering full-throated energetic support for Biden’s moratorium on evicting people from their homes, suddenly Occupy Democrats heard of people who they determined were perfectly acceptable to be tossed out into the streets…because Biden!

 





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Rihanna Lists Hollywood Hills Los Angeles Home for Sale for $7.8M

Rihanna just listed her Hollywood Hills home for sale.

Newly minted billionaire Rihanna is ready to lighten up her real estate portfolio. The Barbados-born Grammy Award-winner, who has amassed an impressive collection of homes over the past several years, just listed her six-bedroom, 10-bathroom Hollywood Hills abode for sale, with a $7.8 million price tag attached.

The Fenty Beauty entrepreneur purchased the 7,130-square-foot Mediterranean-style Los Angeles home for $6.8 million in 2017. Less than a year later, an alleged stalker managed to break into the property; the intruder reportedly made his way all the way inside the house. Luckily, Rihanna wasn’t home at the time of the incident.

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Rihanna listed the home for sale shortly thereafter, but then changed her mind and took it off the sales market, instead offering it as a $35,000-a-month luxury rental. Yes, Rihanna could have been your landlord. Now, however, she’s ready to permanently offload the mansion, as first reported by Dirt.

The gated home is perched above the Sunset Strip. There are high ceilings, arched doorways and steel-framed doors and windows throughout, per the listing shared by The Agency brokers David Parnes and James Harris.

The kitchen, which is equipped with dark brown cabinetry, a T-shaped center island and breakfast bar seating, is open to a family room. Elsewhere in the home, there’s a formal dining room, a movie theater and a living room with a large tiled fireplace.

The primary suite is situated on the second floor, with a sitting area, gas fireplace and a sleek bathroom with a freestanding tub and separate shower, plus a private balcony.

Outside, there’s an infinity pool and spa, a barbecue and al fresco dining spaces, as well as lounging and entertaining areas. There’s also a guest house, which is currently in use as a fitness center with a private bathroom.

It’s not particularly surprising that Rihanna decided it was time to part with this Hollywood Hills residence, as she owns a number of other West Coast homes. She’s long maintained an apartment at The Century, and she purchased a $13.75 million Beverly Hills mansion in late 2020. The beauty mogul then scooped up the neighboring property to the Beverly Hills estate earlier this year, doling out $10 million for the home.

Rihanna Lists Hollywood Hills Home for $7.8 Million



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Police hunting suspect in Trent Hills, Ont., shooting

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TRENT HILLS, Ont. — Provincial police say they are looking for a teenage suspect in connection with a shooting Thursday in Trent Hills, Ont.

Investigators with the Northumberland Detachment say officers were called to a residence just after 8:00 a.m. where they found a male with a suspected gunshot wound.

Police say the victim was rushed to hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

They have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Zachary Comeau of no fixed address. He’s described as white, about five-foot-11, 150 pounds with brown curly hair and blue eyes.

Police say Comeau is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

No other details about the case were immediately released.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 17, 2021.



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Woodland Hills Voters Report Trouble Casting Ballots – RedState

We saw this coming, and no doubt we will see more before Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. when the polls close.

From local KTLA News:

Some San Fernando Valley voters think they are being wrongly prevented from casting a ballot in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.

Think? Okaaayyy…

At El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, some voters say they were told the computers showed them as already having voted, even though they had not.

West Hills resident Estelle Bender, 88, said she was far from the only person who was being told incorrectly that they had already voted.

Every insider on the recall proponent side has said to watch Los Angeles County. So far, between the Torrance drug addict who had 300 ballots in his car, the women stealing ballots out of mailboxes in Valley Village using a USPS master key, and now this incident, they are not off the mark.

In addition to friends of hers who experienced the issue and two other women outside the polling place, Bender said that inside, “the man next to me was arguing the same thing.”

Bender said she filled out a provisional ballot and “left really angry.”

Can you blame her? There really should be measures in place to verify a registered voter immediately. Like… let me think… Voter ID!

Bender added that, to her knowledge, many of those affected by this issue are self-identified Republicans, and she’s suspicious.

“I’d still like to know how I voted,” Bender said.





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Anti-Israel Billionaire Shutters Beverly Hills Hiking Trails To Build Mega Mansion

Hadid family has a history of anti-Semitism

Gigi (L) and Bella (R) Hadid kiss their father, Mohamed Hadid, in 2016 / Getty Images

Josh Christenson • September 2, 2021 2:00 pm

A billionaire Los Angeles real estate mogul with a family history of anti-Semitism is building a multimillion-dollar estate that is blocking access to a beloved wilderness area in Beverly Hills, according to the Daily Mail.

Mohamed Hadid, a Palestinian who made headlines in 2020 for equating the state of Israel with police brutality in the United States, is constructing the largest home ever permitted in Los Angeles County, with an asking price of $250 million. If purchased at that price, the property will be the most expensive residence ever sold in California. The construction of the 80,000-square-foot mansion, which is expected to take two years, has forced the closure of national hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains.

“NOTICE: Trail closed by developer Mohamed Hadid. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy & MRCA sued to keep this trail open but lost at the Court of Appeal,” a sign posted at one of the closed trailheads read.

Hadid in 2020 shared a cartoon on Instagram that depicted a white cop, who is kneeling on the neck of a black man, embracing an Israeli soldier, who is kneeling on the neck of a Palestinian man. “Two sides of the same coin,” he wrote in the post. He later apologized if his “remark came off with Anti-Semitism toward the Jewish people,” adding that he was upset over the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police, but has since deleted that apology.

Mohamed is the father of models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid, each of whom has in recent years been accused of anti-Semitism. The Washington Free Beacon reported that Anwar Hadid in 2018 called for the death of every member of the Israel Defense Forces.

“I don’t give a fuck to know about the IDF lady,” Hadid texted an Israeli woman who served in the IDF. “Its [sic] the last thing I care about I wish them all to be erased from the planet.” He has also called Israel an “apartheid” state.

Bella Hadid, who has a large social media following, made anti-Semitic comments in May following the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas. In a video post, Hadid was seen chanting, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a chant used by those who call for the destruction of Israel. In another post, she referred to “Israeli colonization, ethnic cleansing, military occupation and apartheid over the Palestinian people.” Gigi Hadid, who also has a large social media following, has shared many of her sister’s posts.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in May excoriated the Hadid sisters and their brother’s girlfriend, English singer Dua Lipa, for having “accused Israel of ethnic cleansing” and “vilified the Jewish State.” Lipa that month said members of the Israeli government were “fake Jews.”

Mohamed Hadid’s other real estate projects have earned the ire of wildlife and nature conservancy groups in the area. One group calls itself “Hillsides Against Hadid.”





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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Buy Beverly Hills Home for $8.5M

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi added an $8.5 million Beverly Hills estate to their home portfolio.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi just couldn’t stay away from Beverly Hills. The couple, who is constantly buying and selling multimillion-dollar homes on the West Coast, parted ways with their final 90210 home back in April 2021, but now they’re heading back to the ritzy enclave.

DeGeneres and de Rossi just paid $8.5 million for a midcentury modern home in Beverly Hills, scoring a discount from the most recent $10 million asking price, reports Dirt.

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The five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom house is located in the private and guard-gated Hidden Valley community. The property, known as the Rowan Residence, was originally built by Robert Skinner in 1961. The 4,614-square-foot abode recently underwent a major restoration, led by architect John Bertran and designer Sarah Shetter, according to the listing Compass broker Tori Barnao shared with Hilton & Hyland broker Brett Lawyer.

The wood-and-glass home features custom Douglas fir cabinetry, terrazzo floors and Calacatta gold and marble countertops throughout. There are various living areas, as well as a media room with built-in bookshelves.

The eat-in kitchen is equipped with a center island, banquette seating and a breakfast bar area, with grey marble countertops.

The owner’s suite contains a retro fireplace and glass sliding doors that lead to the courtyard. The bathroom is fitted with a large walk-in shower and a separate built-in tub, as well as double vanities. There’s also a minimalist home office, with lots of built-in shelving and desk space.

Outside, there’s a covered al fresco dining area, as well as a pool, spa and a built-in fire pit. There are numerous lounging spaces, plus a bar and a barbecue nook.

DeGeneres, who is preparing for the final season of The Ellen Show, is known for her constant home flipping, but it seemed as though she and de Rossi were planning on spending most of their time in celeb-adored (and royally-approved) Montecito, where they now own at least three separate properties and count Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Oprah Winfrey, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Rob Lowe and Ariana Grande as neighbors. Alas, it appears they just couldn’t be without at least one Los Angeles home, but considering how frequently the duo buy and sell properties, let’s see how long they hold onto their most recent acquisition.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Paid $8.5 Million for a Midcentury Modern Home in Beverly Hills





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INTERVIEW: Costas Menegakis, CPC candidate to replace Richmond Hill’s Iran-supporting Liberal MP

 

The federal riding of Richmond Hill, Ont., is surely a riding to watch come September 20. After all, in the 2019 campaign, on election night, Conservative candidate Costas Menegakis went to bed as the victor for this riding. Alas, he woke up the next day to discover that after the mail-in ballots had been counted, MP Majid Jowhari had been re-elected by a scant margin (Jowhari had secured the riding with 43.4% of the vote versus 43.2% for Menegakis — a virtual photo finish).

Yet, it is somewhat staggering Jowhari pulled off this victory, given that he has more baggage than the arrivals terminal at Pearson International Airport. Not only does he support the mullahs in Iran, but last November, it was reported by Global News that Jowhari had met with an Iranian businessman, Alireza Onghaei, who is accused of helping Tehran circumvent international sanctions.

CSIS called the financial transfers a threat to national security and cited “foreign influenced activities” detrimental to Canada. Of note, Onghaei has financially contributed to Jowhari’s re-election campaign.

Jowhari has also lied about the status of his engineering credentials, earning him the dubious nickname of “the Persian Pinocchio.”

Recently, I dropped by the Menegakis campaign office to conduct an interview with the candidate. We touched on many things including: how week one of the 2021 election campaign was a pretty good week for Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and a very bad week for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; the surprise victory of the Progressive Conservative party in Nova Scotia; the reaction of people in the Richmond Hill riding to what is widely regarded as a completely unnecessary federal election; and whether the Conservative Party can expect a fair shake when it comes to news coverage by the mainstream media.

I also asked Menegakis to weigh in on the fact that Mr. O’Toole might be at odds with many of his party members regarding certain issues (i.e., his support of a carbon tax and choosing not to condemn sex-selective abortions). I also asked why Rebel News is suddenly media non grata when it comes to Mr. O’Toole, given that this was most certainly not the case when he was running for the leadership position last year.

In any event, a tip of the hat to Costas Menegakis for being so generous with his time. Which was quite a contrast to Majid Jowhari’s reaction to us a few days earlier when we visited a campaign event to ask Jowhari some questions. Jowhari’s response? His team called the police. (Methinks one candidate in the riding of Richmond Hill might be mistaking the Greater Toronto Area for Tehran…)





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Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber Sell Beverly Hills Home for $13.5 Million

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber bid adieu to their Beverly Hills home.

It took almost a year, but Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have now parted ways with their midcentury modern Beverly Hills home. The supermodel and her businessman husband (he’s one of the cofounders of Casamigos) sold the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom estate for $13.5 million to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, who happens to own a neighboring home, reports Variety.

The final sales price isn’t quite the $16 million that Crawford and Gerber were hoping for when they initially listed the home for sale last August, it’s still a profit from the $11.6 million they paid OneRepublic musician Ryan Tedder for the home back in September 2017.

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It doesn’t look like Crawford and Gerber have done much work to the single-story home over the past four years, though the property was extensively restored and remodeled during Tedder’s ownership.

There are high ceilings and walls of glass throughout the airy home, with plenty of sliding doors. The large double living room features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace that separates the more formal entertaining space from an enclave with a marble wet bar and lounge.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry and a large marble center island, with breakfast bar seating. It’s open to another family room, per the listing held by Westside Estate Agency broker Kurt Rappaport.

Nearly every room in the home has direct access to the backyard, where there’s an outdoor living area complete with many an al fresco lounging and dining space, in addition to a built-in fire pit. There’s also a pool and spa.

The family bought the home because they wanted to be closer to the city at the time. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Crawford previously told Architectural Digest that she and her husband, who primarily reside in Malibu, decided to purchase this Beverly Hills home because their children, Kaia and Presley Gerber, were getting older and thought it was “so boring” in Malibu, and wanted to be more centrally located in the city. Alas, it seems they must have changed their minds, as it doesn’t look like the genetically blessed family has bought another home in Los Angeles just yet.

For now, though, the couple continues to own the Malibu mansion that serves as their main residence, in addition to a $5.4 million four-bedroom La Quinta getaway, a $3 million condo in Miami and a cottage in Canada.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber Sold Their Beverly Hills Mansion for $13.5 Million



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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Sell Beverly Hills Home for $16.8 Million

It took nearly a year, but John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have finally bid adieu to their Beverly Hills mansion. The couple listed the 8,520-square-foot California abode for a hefty $23.95 million last August, and ended up accepting a discounted $16.8 million for the estate earlier this month.

Even though they didn’t net quite the haul they were initially hoping for, it’s still a profit from the $14.1 million that the Grammy Award-winner and the Cravings cookbook author paid for the Los Angeles house back in 2016. The house has quite the celeb pedigree, as Rihanna once owned the home.

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Legend and Teigen completed a major redesign during their ownership; they brought in their longtime interior designer, Don Stewart, to help them with the process, and added in personal touches inspired by Teigen’s Southeast Asian heritage, like the custom patterned wood ceilings in the living room that were imported from Thailand.

The living room also features cerused oak floors and clay-and-steel rolled walls, with a large concrete fireplace that separates the more formal entertaining space from the family room and kitchen area. Speaking of the kitchen, those who follow Teigen on Instagram will surely recognize the gourmet-worthy space, with its oversized marble center island and chef-approved appliances.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have already moved into another palatial home elsewhere in Beverly Hills.

There’s also a formal dining room, a movie theater and a gym, as well as an airy parlor with 33-foot ceilings, which is where Legend kept his piano.

The owner’s suite is fitted with a brass and concrete fireplace, as well as a private balcony and a bathroom with a freestanding tub, a double shower and dual marble vanities with onyx sinks. There’s also a newly designed closet and a “glam room,” per the listing held by Douglas Elliman broker Marshall Peck.

The chic backyard is configured with a heated saltwater pool and a jacuzzi, a wood-burning oven and grill as well as a pergola, for a very charming al fresco dining and entertaining situation.

Teigen and Legend, who are parents to daughter Luna and son Miles, initially decided to sell the home because of their growing family, as they were expecting a third child; they tragically suffered the loss of their unborn son, Jack, a month later. They’ve now moved into a 10,700-square-foot mansion elsewhere in Beverly Hills, which they purchased for $17.5 million in September last year. This January, the couple told Architectural Digest that they extensively renovated their new home, and they still plan to expand their family in the “near future.”

The couple has said they plan to expand their family in the near future.

Teigen gave a sneak peek into their new home during an Instagram live on her Cravings account, with a glimpse into the marble-bedecked kitchen; she said the house is filled with lots of light and “has this brightness about it.” Teigen and Legend also showed a tree in the middle of the house, which they call the “tree of life,” and is dedicated to Jack.

The duo have amassed quite the real estate portfolio over the past few years, as aside from their new Beverly Hills estate, the couple also maintain a smaller house in West Hollywood, as well as an ever-growing palatial penthouse in New York’s Nolita neighborhood.





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