The famous residents of the Montecito area have been keeping a secret for a couple of months now. The world wants in on it! Where was the famous Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan shot?
There had been some speculation that Rob Lowe had been the kind neighbor who allowed the couple and Oprah to borrow his backyard for the shoot. However, Lowe has directly addressed the rumors and denied that he allowed his home to serve as a studio to film the interview!
There are a couple of reasons why people pointed the finger at Lowe as the star who had let Oprah borrow his home. One of those reasons is that Lowe owns more than one home in the area. So there’s a bigger chance of the interview being conducted in one of his homes.
He did mention that he was aware of where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live. It turns out it’s not that far from his home. Saying,
“The royals live over the fence from my very first house in Montecito,”
Since the interview was released and Oprah mentioned in it that it wasn’t shot at either her house or the Sussexes’ people have speculated over where it was actually shot. Lowe mentions that he doesn’t exactly know whose backyard is in the interview. He does have a theory on the matter though.
He mentioned, “Here’s my thing and I have no idea: I think they just plain old shot it at Oprah’s. I swear to you, and they just said it was a mystery location,”
The Montecito area is home to plenty of A-list celebrities. Including, Ellen Degeneres, as well as Lowe and Oprah amongst others. Lowe mentioned that the arrival of the former Royals has brought some unwelcome attention to the area.
The “sleepy little town” that he calls home was not used to seeing paparazzi hiding out in their trucks to get pictures of the residents. With Harry and Meghan now in town there’s certainly more stalking going on. That’s something that could anger other local residents for sure!
Lowe jokingly said, “Let me tell you something, once the royals move into your neighborhood, the neighborhood is never going to be the same,”
Harry may be going to great lengths to remain incognito in the area. Lowe recalled a time where he believes he may have spotted Prince Harry in the neighborhood. However, the Prince was not sporting his usual messy hair look.
Lowe recalls seeing someone who looked similar to the Prince sporting a ponytail driving around the area. Harry doesn’t have a ton of hair left on his head to be able to comfortably sport a ponytail. At least judging from some of the more recent pictures of him. It would be interesting to see how southern California his look has gotten!
Candid photos of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie at home. pic.twitter.com/PxXQiKJArC
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 17, 2021