Celebrities tend to live in the same areas, due to exclusivity, security, and other factors.
Some couples, like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are best friends.
Exes Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant even live next door to each other in London.
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom live “down the road” from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Montecito, California.
In a May 2021 episode of Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert,” Prince Harry told Shepard that he and Bloom alert each other when there are photographers in the area.
“Just two days ago Orlando Bloom texted me because he’s on the road and we’re kind of keeping in touch because of the paparazzi,” he said. “He sent me a photo, which his security got, of this long haired guy in a beanie, with his AirPods in it, with his huge camera in the back of his 4×4 truck, blacked out windows, a woman driving … and he’s lying in the back of that truck taking pictures of them with their kid, and whoever is in that area. How is that normal? acceptable? “
Rob Lowe also lives in Montecito near the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and he has said the neighborhood “will never be the same again”.
Lowe has lived in Montecito for 26 years. During an appearance on E! On the “Daily Pop” News talk show in May 2021, the “Parks and Rec” actor said that while Markle and Harry “kept a low profile” the area had become more popular.
“When Oprah moved in, it started the kind of Montecito resurgence,” he said. “And now that the royal family is here […] the good news is that property values are increasing, the bad news is that the lines are longer at Starbucks. “
Of course, the royals also live near Oprah Winfrey, who owns a three-home complex in Montecito.
Winfrey bought a 42-acre, $ 50 million property in 2001 and a nearby horse ranch for $ 29 million in 2015. The entire complex serves as his original base known as the “Promised Land.” .
She confirmed that she was next door to the Royal Family in December 2020, sharing that Markle sent her a Christmas gift basket on Instagram: “On the first day of Christmas my neighbor ‘M’ sent me … A basket of delicacies! (Yes that M), “wrote Winfrey.
A number of other celebrities also live in Montecito.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant aren’t just exes, they’re neighbors too.
Hurley and Grant dated for 13 years in the ’90s, and they’ve been on good terms. They are so close, in fact, that they live next to each other in London.
“We are best friends. He lives next door to me and he is my son’s godfather and I am the godmother of one of his children,” Hurley said on an episode of “The Jonathan Ross Show” in 2015. .
Meryl Streep shared a story in 2014 about how Gwyneth Paltrow was a big neighbor.
In December 2014, Streep shared on “Live with Micheal and Kelly” how Paltrow saved his near-disastrous Thanksgiving.
“I had a disaster on Thanksgiving because my oven wasn’t working. I hate my oven. I hate it,” she said. Luckily, she had a friend in Paltrow, who lived nearby, but wasn’t home for the holidays – and offered her cooking to Streep.
“She has the best oven I have ever seen in my life,” Streep said.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became neighbors in 2012.
Affleck and Damon have been famous for 40 years, having grown up together in Boston. But they took it to a whole new level in 2012 when Damon moved to the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, which coincidentally is where Affleck and his then-wife Jennifer Garner lived.
“We are closer than we were in Central Square [in Cambridge, Massachusetts]. We have the kids back and forth in the yards. What’s weird is that when we imagined going out with our kids together, it would be like playing soccer and baseball. But it’s all these girls playing princess, ”Damon told the Boston Herald in September 2012.
Although Affleck no longer lives in that specific house, he still lives nearby to co-parent with Garner.
Next door neighbors Dakota Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel, and they had a little chat over their fence for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
During the pandemic, all of the late-night hosts moved from their studios to their homes, forcing them to conduct interviews through Zoom – well, aside from Kimmel and Johnson, who had a lovely in-person conversation on their shared fence in May 2020.
The host even asked Johnson who his favorite neighbor was. She replied, “You are the best.” Kimmel, for her part, called her a “fucking next door neighbor.”
When Andy Cohen bought a New York apartment in 2015, it made him neighbors with none other than Sally Field.
During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2017, Field explained what it was like to live next to Guru Bravo.
She shared that his “most annoying habit” is that he constantly remodels his West Village apartment. Field added that she had seen him “take out the trash”, but “we’re always happy to see each other in pajamas, slippers and the like.”
“A lot of times I hear you on the phone yakkety, yakkety, yakkety,” Field said. “I kind of lean in, ‘Is this a good or a bad conversation? “”
Leonardo DiCaprio bought Moby’s old house in 2018 – Moby now lives in the house next door.
DiCaprio and Moby were pictured hanging out together a few times in the months leading up to his $ 4.9 million purchase of Moby’s house in Los Feliz. Obviously, Moby loved the neighborhood because he bought the house next door, making two neighbors.
Sam Smith moved next to Boy George in London in 2015.
Smith bought the house in 2015.
“[Smith’s] bought the house next to my home in Hampstead. I saw [them] over there the other day, ”George told The Sun at the time.
He also called the “Stay With Me” performer “magnificent”.
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