Ellen DeGeneres has just made $15 million selling her luxury Los Angeles home, but that begs the question: why sell the house in the first place? She just bought The Brody House in December, and she’s already selling it less than a year later? By the way, Star Magazine called this one over 2 months ago – for those of you who think ‘tabloids’ don’t know anything, think again!
Ellen and Portia de Rossi had only been living in the house for a few months, but Ellen reportedly got an offer from Napster founder Sean Parker that she couldn’t say no to. The value of the house is reportedly $40 million, but Sean Parker reportedly offered $55 million for the house if Ellen sold it to him immediately.
So technically, Ellen managed to flip the house for a $15 million profit, even if she didn’t actually make any major changes or renovations to the house. It’s also coincidental timing that she sells the house when rumors of Portia’s rehab visit started leaking.
As we’ve reported in the past, Ellen’s marriage to Portia seems to be hanging by tenterhooks, especially after Portia’s rehab visit in May. Several reports suggested that it was relationship issues that led to Portia’s breakdown and admittance to the rehab facility, where she supposedly got treated for substance abuse.
Bearing all that in mind, we’re starting to look at this house sale a little differently. Ellen and Portia intended to live there, and if they really wanted to, they could have continued living there. Ellen is worth millions of dollars, and I don’t think she would have left her dream home for any amount of money. If she sold the house, it’s because she didn’t want to live there any longer – not because she wanted to make a $15 million profit. It sounds like a lot to us, but imagine you have Hollywood money – and then imagine leaving the house that you just bought a few months ago, your support dream house… yeah, exactly.