The setting for the looonnngggeessttttt, most-drawn out, way-too-conscious uncoupling in failed celebrity marriage history (after Brangelina, of course), Ben Affleck and ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s Pacific Palisades compound has been sold according to People. The most interesting aspect of this long-overdue sale? The buyer! TMZ says Maroon 5 frontman and Blake Shelton love interest Adam Levine bought it from them.
Adam, whose band will be the least requested Super Bowl halftime act since Elvis Presto next month, bought the place in December. The 16,000 square ft. property includes a “pool, basketball court, gym, screening room and art studio.” He’ll be living there with wife Behati Prinsloo. And it was all done privately. (Until now.)
The 3.1-acre property never officially hit the market … the sale was done privately with Kurt Rappaport representing Adam and Behati and David Offer representing Ben and Jen.
This is just a part of the compound:
Adam and his wife purchased the property from Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner https://t.co/dwxmwjhc1G
— Homes of the Rich (@homesoftherich) January 5, 2019
After Ben and Jen separated in 2015 (and didn’t get divorced until 2018!), he made a guest house on the property into his swinging bachelor pad home between stays in rehab. He eventually moved out and moved into a $19 million dollar mansion down the street.
As for how much the expanse went for, we’ve got two sums. People has a “real estate source” that claims Levine bought it for $31,950,000. TMZ says that Ben must have wanted a little extra due to the stripper pole and neon beer signs he had installed in the guest house rumpus room and charged him an even $32 million.
50K is a huge sum of money to us lessers. But if you’re sitting in one of those spinny chairs on The Voice and you’re the lead singer of the band your mom listens to while she’s re-reading the 50 Shades trilogy, it’s pocket lint!
Bennifer 2.0 have reportedly been looking for a buyer since they first separated back in ’15. They originally wanted 45 million for the property, which they had bought off Hollywood mogul Brian Grazer in 2009 for $17.5 million. But enough’s enough and they obviously wanted that property sold so they could get on with the guilt-free dating of Playmates and tech CEOs. As one does.