Hey, big spender! American Idol host Ryan Seacrest splashes $49m on Ellen DeGeneres' palatial Beverly Hills estate
23:09 GMT, 15 May 2012
He makes dreams come true, orchestrating the wannabes transformation into icons.
But it seems Ryan Seacrest is living in a fairytale himself, blowing a cool $49million on his new pad.
The American Idol host splashed out on a Beverly Hills estate, formerly owned by Ellen DeGeneres.
Palatial: Ryan Seacrest has bought Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills home for a cool $49m
No wonder he's smiling: Ryan posed with Randy Jackson yesterday at the Fox network upfront presentation party – where the hotly-anticipated X Factor USA was also revealed with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato
According to TMZ, the 2.87 acres of palatial grounds boasts a main house comprising of 9,200 square foot, three adjacent guest-homes, and a selection of sprawling wildlife ponds.
The 37-year-old is believed to earn $45m a year, with Ryan's total worth equating to $125m.
Girlfriend Julianne Hough, who has been dating Ryan since 2010, will no doubt be overwhelmed by the space where she can revisit her Dancing With The Stars routines on the expanse of grounds.
Lazy days: The house features a relaxing outdoor area, complete with kitsch lanterns
Fancy a swim The estate has an outdoor pool, as well as three separate guest-houses adjacent to main home
It was only yesterday that Ryan revealed on The Howard Stern Show that they are living together.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ryan originally attempted to sell his Hollywood Hills West estate in 2010 for $15m, before eventually shaking hands on a deal for $12m last month.
Unsurprisingly with a value that exceeds what most people earn in a lifetime, the previous owner before Ellen was also a famous name of Hollywood.
Games room: Ryan won't have much time to play pool with his showbiz lifestyle
Natural light: The house features large windows to allow the sunshine to flood in through glass doors
Will And Grace co-creator and Emmy Award-winner Max Mutchnick lived in the house, before Ellen paid $29m and purchased the adjoining properties separately – presumably to turn into guest areas.
Lucky realtor Kurt Rappaport is said to have represented both Ryan and Ellen in the deal.
And it seems celebrity house-swapping is all the rage.
Paradise: The house seems to have a lot of greenery for sunny afternoon strolls
A room with a view: The bathroom rather cheekily features glass panels to the outside
Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi have moved on to a new abode, formerly belonging to Brangelina.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's luxurious Malibu beachfront pad was put on the market for a casual $13.5m, which the talk show host and Arrested Development star snapped up for just $12m.
That said, they also made a loss from Ryan on their home, with the original price set at $60m.
Plenty of reading material! There seems to be a fully stocked library on the grounds
Cosy: Despite the enormity of the house, the wooden beams create a homely vibe