Simon Baker and ex-wife Rebecca Rigg sell their three-bedroom Sydney home for “nearly $ 17 million” – after they split after 29 years of marriage
Australian actor Simon Baker, 52, and his ex-wife Rebecca Rigg, 53, have sold their three-bedroom home in Bronte, Sydney, for almost $ 17 million, according to reports.
According to Domain this week, the couple shocked real estate watchers with the lucrative sale, especially since they bought the home for just $ 6.5 million in 2015.
The former couple are said to have “quietly shopped” at the property before it was confirmed that a buyer has been found for the house.
Sold! Australian actor Simon Baker and his ex-wife Rebecca Rigg quietly sold their Bronte home for “$ 17 million” according to Domain. Photographed together in 2012
The couple, who announced their separation in January after 29 years of marriage, have brought a number of buyer’s agents through the property.
Boasting stunning ocean views and located in one of Sydney’s most desirable suburbs, the Former Baker Residence offers the ultimate in coastal living.
A number of images were listed by CoreLogic after the sale in 2015, with reports revealing that the couple made no major improvements to the property after its acquisition.
Bottom Line: Simon and Rebecca bought the hillside home in 2015 for $ 6.5 million, and it could sell for up to $ 17 million, Domain reports. Photos courtesy of CoreLogic
Simon is now in a relationship with Byron Bay fashion designer Laura May Gibbs, 36.
It comes after Simon and Rebecca put their six-bedroom Santa Monica home up for sale for $ 6.295 million following their split.
Panoramic views: a number of buyer’s agents would have visited the property. Pictured: The Bronte House as it appeared in 2015. Photos from Core Logic
They are expected to make a net profit from the sale of their former marital home, which features classic New England-style architecture, after buying it for $ 4.65 million 13 years ago.
Simon and Rebecca announced their separation on January 29.
They told People in a joint statement, “We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important goal in our lives.”
Amicable: Simon and Rebecca announced their separation on January 29, telling People in a joint statement, “We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important goal in our lives.” Photographed on June 10, 2010, in Monte-Carlo
But according to Fox News, they actually split nine months ago, in April of last year.
Simon first met Rebecca in the early 90s and married in 1998 after five years together.
They share three children together, Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry, 19.
Rebecca is best known for her roles in the Fatty Finn and Ellie Parker movements, and also had a minor role alongside Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.
Simon has seen success in television shows such as The Mentalist and The Guardian, as well as in films like The Devil Wears Prada.
Hollywood Success: Simon has seen success in TV shows such as The Mentalist and The Guardian as well as in films like The Devil Wears Prada. Photographed on February 23, 2020, in Berlin