Ellen DeGeneres is one celebrity who’s always in the news. For nearly three decades, the 63-year-old comedian has been a fixture in Hollywood. Whether she was cracking jokes on her sitcom or interviewing guests for her talk show, DeGeneres has had a successful career.
Along the way, DeGeneres had a few setbacks in her careers and has been part of a few controversies. However, she remains beloved by her loyal fans and has supporters from fellow A-list celebrities. Now, the talk show host is gearing up for a couple of big changes.
Real Estate Mogul
Aside from her job as a talk show host, DeGeneres has become successful as a real estate mogul. Since 2004, the comedian has purchased and sold over 20 properties. The money earned from the sale of the homes contributes to Ellen’s hefty net worth of $400 million.
DeGeneres’ lastest sell was her Beverly Hills mansion, which was previously owned by Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. After living in the home for two years, DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi decided it was time to move. The couple earned $47 million from the sell of their home, which is a slight decrease from the original asking price of $53 million.
Although, they earned a nice profit from the sell, the couple found themselves in a tough predicament. They had no place to stay.
Living With Courteney Cox
DeGeneres didn’t have to look far in finding a place to stay while she house hunted. Her good friend Courteney Cox invited her to crash at Beverly Hills mansion. When news spread that DeGeneres was living with Cox, rumors circulated that the talk show host’s marriage to Portia was in trouble. But Ellen later debunked those rumors.
Cox opened up about living with DeGeneres during an appearance on Ellen’s talk show. The “Friends” actress joked that DeGeneres was a “terrible roommate.” Cox went on to explain how Ellen’s toothbrush and other essentials were on Courteney’s designated side of the bathroom counter. DeGeneres proclaimed her innocence and placed blame her wife for the bathroom counter mix up.
Moves Back To Ranch Home
Although, DeGeneres loved rooming with her pal Cox, the comedian will be soon moving out. DeGeneres and de Rossi have found them a new home, and it’s a place they’re familiar with. The couple’s new pad happens to be one of their former homes. Rancho San Leandro is the name of the Montecito, California home the pair lived in from 2017 to 2018.
DeGeneres had to shell out big bucks in repurchasing the ranch. She reportedly paid $14.3 million for the pad, a huge increase from the $11 million she sold it for in 2018. Aside from a four-bedroom, six-bathroom main house, the estate also has two guest houses. A cobblestone courtyard, barn stable, and a riding rink, provide plenty of entertainment for guests.
Not Their Only Home
Ellen and Portia have lived in various parts of California, but Montecito holds a special place for them. The couple love the area so much that they bought two houses. Aside from the ranch, the pair also shelled out $2.9 million for a smaller home.
The couple’s recent purchase is a two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow. Amenities in the home include stainless steel appliances and stone countertops in the kitchen. The outdoor area features a courtyard complete with dining area, fire pit, and fountain. Aside from its features, the home is near the famous Butterfly Beach, and the scenery consists of plenty of tropical plants.
New Hobby After Talk Show Ends
With “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” coming to an end later this year, the talk show host will have plenty to keep her busy. DeGeneres’ has a penchant for renovating and decorating homes. Her eye for design has come in handy when it comes time to sell the homes.
DeGeneres’ design skills increases buyer attention and gives her a hefty profit come closing time. Although, DeGeneres is viewed as a real estate mogul, she is the first to admit that’s far from the truth. DeGeneres revealed the reason she and Portia move so much is they have a tendency to become bored. As for earning money from the sale, that’s something DeGeneres doesn’t mind, “So if I find something else and we make money, it turns out, why not move to another house?”