Well, it's official: no renter in Los Angeles is safe from eviction. Not even Beyoncé and Jay Z. According to TMZ, the Holmby Hills mansion the couple and Blue Ivy had been renting since last summer has sold and they now have 60 days to pack up and get out. The 16,000-square-foot house, which has been on the market since April of last year, finally sold for $35.5 million, a discount from its original asking price of $48 million. TMZ says Beyoncé and Jay were not interested in matching the buyers bid for Blue's childhood home.
Bey and Jay first dipped their toes in the LA lifestyle back in September 2014, making the mansion their home base in between tours and renting it for $200,000 a month. It must have made an impression, because they were back in February of this year, this time paying a paltry $150,000 a month while they looked for a permanent place in LA.
The amenities of the seven-bedroom mansion will be hard to match, though. As of last year, it was the tenth most expensive house on the market in LA, and featured an infinity pool, a wine cellar, a catering kitchen, a 75-foot-long gallery for art, two libraries, a theater, and a tennis court, just to name a few. Here's hoping Blue doesn't have to go too long with just ONE library.
No word yet on whether they received relocation funds. —Jeff Wattenhofer
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