Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Have Fallen Out Of Escrow For A Third Time
Please hold some space in your heart today for Ben Affeck and Jennifer Lopez’ real estate agents; it’s hard out here for a property pimp. TMZ reports that Ben and Jen have fallen out of escrow, for a third time in a year, on the $64 million Pacific Palisades mansion they decided to buy just couple of weeks ago. Maybe the recent rains in southern California revealed cracks in the foundation. Of the house! The house, people! Ben and Jen are more in love today than they were 13 days ago when they signed the contracts. But for whatever reason, it’s back to scouring Craigslist or however they do it, because their search for a Perfect 10 continues.
Since Jen always seems to be on the lookout for new revenue streams, I would suggest linking up with Netflix to pitch a series called Edging Sunset. TMZ reports:
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ that Bennifer has fallen out of escrow on the $64 million Pacific Palisades mansion they seemed to have their sights set on earlier this month — which was an absolute beauty that would’ve certainly accommodated their needs.
It’s unclear why they’re bailing … but we’re hearing they’re done with it, and are moving on.
Now, if you’re keeping count — this actually marks the third home they’ve fallen out of escrow on in the past year. There was a $55 million Bel-Air estate they were set to buy way back in April, but that sale fell through. They were also set to buy another PP palace last month — which was worth just $34.5 mil — but they walked away from that property as well.
Not wasting any time, Jen was actually pounding the pavement anew this past weekend — cruising through Holmby Hills.
According to The Nest, in California, “buyers have 17 days after signing the contract to call off a sale and get back the deposit,” so them saying “psyche” again might not have cost a thing. TMZ says the mansion they’re looking at now was the home of late fashion designer Max Azria. It’s currently listed at $65 million, down from $75, which was down from the previous listing price of $85. According to the home’s listing, it’s got six structures on 2.8 acres totaling 30,000 sq feet with 17 bedrooms, 25 baths, and an “expansive motor court for over 20 cars.” Jennifer’s love may not cost a thing, but it’s so vast it needs its own zip code.
According to The Real Deal, they’ve been trying to unload this property since 2015.
In 2005 Sheldon sold it to Max Azria, the founder of fashion house BCBG, and his wife Lubov Azria, a designer, for $14 million. In 2015, after spending $30 million on an overhaul, the couple listed the property for $85 million, the Wall Street Journal reported, then raised the ask to $88 million the following year. The property has been on and off the market since then.
They say a sucker is born every day, but most of them don’t have $65 to throw around. And Bennifer sure wasn’t born yesterday. Bennifer’s so old it can vote. Ben and Jen may be fools for love, but I suspect they’re not so foolish that they’re feeding their furnace of fiery passion with $100 bills. The Nest says another reason a person might fall out of escrow is “a home not appraising at or above the selling price” or “if the home falls out of escrow due to a contingency listed in your contract, you will receive your deposit back.” I tell you what, if Jennifer shared their list of contingencies ** sotto vocce** On The JLo, I’d smash that subscribe button so hard I’d crack my own foundation. Worst case scenario, they can always just move to the beach and roll around in the sand like in the good old days. They just need to keep their eyes peeled for snakes in tanks!