Celebrities Who Have Sold Homes To Each Other

As any real estate buff and Zillow troller knows, celebrities love to buy homes from other stars. (It's not like Kim Kardashian or Beyonce Knowles will ever show up at our doorsteps with their realtors looking to check out our kitchen appliances or the primary bedroom.) So why do the rich and famous seem to only buy homes from the rich and famous? According to The Hollywood Reporter, it actually makes perfect sense. Celebrities need home features that us mere mortals simply don't, like colossal closets for their many red carpet looks, security to keep out the relentless paparazzi, and even their own personal salons since a casual foray down Main Street can result in front cover pictures.

And, it also just kind of happens. Celebrities tend to clamor around Los Angeles, which is the hotspot for recording studios, exclusive events, film studios, and more celebrities. So, chances are, if you're looking at Los Angeles County ultra-high-end real estate, some type of star — whether they're an A-lister or a Z-lister — might have resided there at some point. Are you curious which celebs have sold homes to each other? Here are a few A-listers who picked up their latest real estate purchases from other famous figures.

Kelly Osbourne bought Rooney Mara's mid-century L.A. pad

A private yet modern Los Angeles home featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing California views from its 2,300-square-foot space has quite the star-studded roster. According to Variety, actor Rooney Mara purchased the 60-year-old pad from actor Alexander Skarsgård, and just three years later, she passed it onto Kelly Osbourne. But despite the quick turnaround time, Mara made $700,000 from the transaction. However, it's unsure how much she invested into it since she updated the mid-century modern abode while she lived there, reported Observer.

Although the home lacks the grandeur of some other Los Angeles celebrity spaces, Mara's former house has the privacy that stars (clearly) love. It's completely walled in by a foreboding gate that's hidden behind a wall of greenery, and it's also situated on a dead-end street away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. Inside, the two bedrooms are perfectly adequate for a sole resident looking for simplicity. That zen carries through the home with its white walls, sunlit rooms, fireplace, boho pops of greenery, wood details, and eclectic kitchen featuring mint-colored cabinetry. Outside, the place is also ideal for entertaining, with huge decks that emphasize the amazing views — although sorry, Californians, there's no pool to be found. However, the backyard is large enough to build one. It's perfect for anyone who just can't stand that West Coast heat.

Kendall Jenner purchased Charlie Sheen's Spanish-style mansion

Times have changed for Kendall Jenner since she was simply known as the baby sister of the three older Kardashian sisters. If walking Victoria's Secret catwalk or gracing "Vogue" covers wasn't enough to tell you that, her purchase of an $8.5 million Beverly Hills mansion will. Per Trulia, Jenner splurged on the eye-catching yellow Mediterranean escape with five bedrooms in 2017, which Charlie Sheen previously owned. He bought it for his former wife, actor Brooke Mueller, who Sheen was married to for three years.

But it's clear why the house would attract any celebrity. It has charming home features like a brick patio, ivy and greenery growing up the walls, and an enchanting fountain. Reminiscent of a European getaway, it includes old-world attractions and modern touches like a screening room, office, five bedrooms, and a chef's kitchen. Outside, it gets even better, especially for a woman as outdoorsy as Jenner. There's an area for playing tennis, a resort-style pool accompanied by a spa, plenty of room for visitors, and a kids' playground. Plus, it's secured away behind a wrought-iron gate in the Mulholland Estates, which constantly attracts A-listers since it has 24/7 security, including guards and community gates.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo forked over $32 million for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's colossal compound

An estate in the Pacific Palisades with three onsite buildings over 16,000 square feet made its way from (then) power couple to power couple. TMZ reported that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who parted ways in 2017 after a decade together, sold their three-acre property to Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. However, it didn't come cheap. Prinsloo, a former Victoria's Secret model, and Levine, frontman of Maroon 5, forked over $32 million in 2019 for the pad equipped with a fitness center, movie theater, a pool, and an area for playing basketball.

So what took Garner and Affleck so long to depart their married home? With three kids and plenty of room to spread out, it wasn't too much trouble for their separation to stay on the same property since Affleck relocated to a guest house. Plus, it didn't seem like the market was on Bennifer's side. The mansion was originally listed for $45 million, but since it had no takers, the price had to be dropped, said Architectural Digest. However, the nearly 100-year-old, five-bedroom home wasn't sold at a loss. The couple originally bought it for $17.6 million in 2009.

Robbie Williams sold his elegant Beverly Hills respite to DJ Khaled

Jenner wasn't the only star itching to be in the Mulholland Estates neighborhood. DJ Khaled moved there, too, after paying English singer Robbie Williams $9.9 million for his elegant seven-bedroom estate. The celebrity home features jaw-dropping views, lots of white and wood details, and airy, oversized spaces. Per TMZ, Williams made about $4 million on the 2017 deal after moving there more than a decade before. It sure helped line his pockets after his previous buy — he splurged on a $32 million mansion only a few miles away in Beverly Hills about a year beforehand.

While still maintaining its French style, the nearly 30-year-old home had been completely renovated by Williams. He brought new life to the abode that featured a grand staircase with a wrought iron banister, a wall of mirrors in the dining room, a gourmet kitchen lined with dark wood, and a beautiful sunroom with a casual dining setup ideal for enjoying the sunny California weather, reported Daily Mail. Outside, there's a pool with a flowing waterfall and an outdoor kitchen and dining area ideal for entertaining. But despite the home's timeless beauty, Williams told The Wall Street Journal that he decided it was time to move on after 15 years of living there.

Justin Bieber passed off his Mediterranean-inspired Calabasas estate to Khloe Kardashian

Anyone who has ever binge-watched "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" knows that the Kardashian clan has long loved Calabasas, a Los Angeles County city that has been called one of the wealthiest towns in the country. In 2014, Khloe Kardashian headed back to her hometown after first filing for divorce from ex-husband Lamar Odom. But she did it in style — she picked up a 9,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate for $7.2 million from Justin Bieber. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 17-year-old six-bedroom mansion includes standout elements like a garage that can accommodate three vehicles, half a dozen fireplaces, a separate guesthouse near the pool, an elevator for navigating the immense space, and an area that can accommodate a massive wine collection.

However, Bieber isn't the only star who called the beautiful mansion home. Nicole Murphy, a former model married to Eddie Murphy, once owned this abode, too. Bieber only resided here for two years after buying it for more than $6 million at the tender age of 20 years old. In 2020, though, Kardashian also decided it was time to move on. She listed The Oaks neighborhood home for $12 million more than she paid for it, which might seem steep, but she invested millions into renovations (via The Blast). She even had to pay to get rid of the skateboarding ramp that Bieber installed while he was living here.

DJ Steve Angello sold his Los Angeles abode to DJ Calvin Harris

One DJ's trash is another DJ's treasure. At least that's what happened with a 6,000 square-foot Los Angeles home that DJ Steve Angello sold to DJ Calvin Harris in 2018. Per Observer, Harris paid a little more than $5 million for the modern mansion with an eye-catching black façade. It likely had a unique appeal to Harris, who has worked as a DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter for 16 years. While Angello lived at the four-bedroom home, he constructed a recording studio on site. This was perfect timing since people would be forced to work from home just two years later due to COVID-19. 

But besides the studio, the mansion also has lots of elements that would be ideal for any millionaire buyer, reported Realtor.com. Visitors are welcomed into a double-storied entryway with a front wall made almost entirely of glass, as well as pops of red among black-and-white décor. Glam furniture mixes with a vintage chandelier atop a herringbone wood floor in the living room. It's all surrounded by exposed wood beams, a piano, and more walls of windows. Outside, the mansion is just as luxurious. There's a pool flanked with lounge chairs, all overlooking views of the area beyond. Plus, it's in the perfect location, not too far away from California hotspots like the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, and the downtown area.

Selena Gomez sold her European-style palace to French Montana

A Calabasas home with serious European vibes — including a stone façade, arched doorways, and a fountain — is star-studded in more ways than one. People reported that Selena Gomez sold this stunner to French Montana in 2016, and then, when Montana was ready to sell in 2021, he called Mary Fitzgerald from "Selling Sunset." In typical Fitzgerald go-getter style, she garnered $5 million for her client.

And luckily for Montana, since he was able to negotiate Gomez down from $4.5 million to $3.3 million when he originally bought it, he picked up a pretty profit for the 8,000-square-foot space in the process. That's not surprising, considering just how unique this home is. Besides its Mediterranean-reminiscent exterior, it also includes rare elements like a bright red recording studio in a separate building on site, Moroccan-style lighting in the private screening room lined with jungle-themed wallpaper, an outdoor pizza oven, and an outdoor formal dining table topped with hanging bistro lighting. According to the Los Angeles Times, Montana put in some of these elements himself after he bought the home from Gomez, like, for example, the recording studio that cost him $400,000 to build. He also switched up some interior colors, trading out purple and blue tones for the current subdued shades.

Ariana Grande picked up Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's enormous 'cottage' imported from England

At only 28 years old, Ariana Grande may be young, but she knows a unique piece of real estate when she sees one. Mansion Global said that the starlet purchased the former California home of Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi in 2020 for nearly $7 million. But this was no typical West Coast modern white box. What has been dubbed the Porter House is actually two former barns built 300 years ago in England, which were relocated across the ocean in the 1980s to Montecito, California, to be re-imagined as a timber abode.

However, in typical DeGeneres and de Rossi style — the pair are known to renovate and flip homes — they only owned it for less than a year. They spent that time making the two once-separate structures into one sole mansion, making it a more realistic celebrity home. However, in the meantime, they ensured that no one would forget where the Porter House originally came from. Rather than completely changing its look and ambiance, the couple upped the home to modern standards while still keeping its charming stone and concrete walls, exposed wood beams, and fireplaces. In the process, they reaped more than $3 million in profit.

Halsey bought a supposedly haunted Calabasas home from Liam Payne

Per Dirt, after $4 million in price drops, a stint on the rental market, and three years on various real estate websites, former One Direction member Liam Payne finally parted ways with his Calabasas estate after Halsey emerged with a $10.2 million offer for it in early 2021. Unfortunately for Payne, he only made $200,000 on the transaction since he bought it for $10 million. He also spent almost the same amount of time living in the 10,000-square-foot space as he did trying to sell it.

But with the estate's peaceful ambiance, concrete Spanish-style façade, gleaming wood details, and lush outdoor space, it seems odd at first glance why Payne would be so eager to offload it. The stunning abode also includes a traditional library lined with dark wood, a private theater, a lounge with a pool table, a foosball table and pinball machine, and even a wine room with its own fireplace. However, Payne and his ex-wife Cheryl Cole thought that their house was haunted by one of its former owners, according to The Sun. They were so afraid of the hauntings that while Cole was pregnant, she avoided the upstairs rooms and instead chose to sleep in the private theater. But the story loses a bit of its believability, considering that Payne also thought his apartment in London was haunted.

Scooter Braun purchased John Travolta's Brentwood family home

John Travolta and his late wife, Kelly Preston, called a 9,100-square-foot Mediterranean mansion in Brentwood home for nearly three decades. The Los Angeles Times reported that the colossal estate with two floors has four primary suites, a private theater, a pool surrounded by a spa, a flowing waterfall, and tons of foliage. It also has a huge deck ideal for entertaining, and an outdoor play area for kids. But in early 2020, just a few months before Preston passed away, she and her husband sold their home for $18 million to Scooter Braun, who has managed stars like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.

It was hardly Braun's first foray into the neighborhood — he already had a home right next door to Travolta and Preston's. Some assumed that Braun planned to combine both properties into one massive estate, but less than two years after the sale, things changed drastically for Braun, according to Dirt. He and his wife of six years decided to part ways shortly after the big buy, and so, he put Travolta and Preston's home back on the market — but for a whopping $6 million more than he paid for it. Despite the home's huge price tag, it's unknown what state the house was in when it hit the market (for the second time.) Few listing photos accompanied it, and just one image showed the interior, which appeared abandoned and in need of some TLC.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo sold their midcentury-modern ranch to John Mayer

Adam Levine isn't just a recipient of celebrity homes. Apartment Therapy said that the singer and his wife Behati Prinsloo sold their Benedict Canyon ranch to John Mayer in 2019, after the songwriter and famous bachelor paid $13.5 million for the five-bedroom ranch. On more than 3.5 acres, we can see why Mayer would be attracted to this boho-style home featuring stone floors, walls of windows for optimal natural light, a huge pool overlooking the canyon beyond, and blue-clad private theater. There's even an area for playing basketball, a garage with two floors, and a secret entertainment room.

But after seven years of living there, Levine and Prinsloo were ready to move on from the 82-year-old space — and collect a $8.7 million profit. However, that profit wasn't even close to what Levine was imagining when he first listed the abode three years prior for $4 million more than Mayer eventually paid, reported Curbed. Just about a year before the sale, Mayer said that he was choosing to stay in a hotel instead of buying yet another "bachelor pad," The New York Times reported. Only time will tell if this midcentury-modern respite that was once home to a happy couple will bring the same kind of luck in love to Mayer.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson sold his Los Angeles estate to Leonardo DiCaprio

With quite a few properties all over the world under his belt, A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to real estate. E! News said that he picked up yet another pad in the celebrity hotspot of Los Feliz in June 2021 after Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita decided to put it on the market. But luckily for Ferguson and Mikita, they picked up $2.5 million in the process, since they owned the Mediterranean-style abode for nearly a decade. DiCaprio paid a little over $7 million for the century-old mansion. If that seems a little light for a star that's worth $260 million, that's because it is. As quite the Mother's Day present (the sale was reported only a few days after the holiday), DiCaprio bought the 5,000-square-foot home for mom Irmelin Indenbirken, per the New York Post.

Indenbirken's Mother's Day gift is no box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. Topped with the classic Spanish-style roof, the home includes a brick patio, pops of teal throughout the concrete walls, a hot tub that flows into the pool, a garage that can accommodate three cars, tons of bright flowers, and similar Spanish-style touches and eclectic colors inside. To no surprise, the beautiful home with huge ceilings, a library, gourmet kitchen, and indoor-outdoor flow has been owned by other celebrities, too. Gwen Stefani lived here for several years.