Kanye West, the billionaire rapper and fashion designer, has purchased a new home just across the street from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who is undergoing divorce proceedings.
This comes after Kanye promised to “get his family back together” and rekindle his relationship with estranged wife Kim Kardashian during a Thanksgiving ceremony in Los Angeles last month.
If he couldn’t live “in the house” with his family, the fashion mogul said he’d buy “the home right next door” to Kardashian.
Even though he has a new $57.3 million Malibu mansion about 30 minutes (by car) from Kardashian’s Hidden Hills estate — and even though she still wants a divorce — West wants to be close to her, so he spent $4.5 million on a relatively modest Hidden Hills estate, which happens to be directly across the street from his former matrimonial home.
Last year, Architectural Digest featured Kim and Kanye’s home. Kardashian paid West $23 million in October to buy out his 50 percent stake in the multi-acre property.
Kanye’s new house was built in 1955 and has four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and is approximately 3,600 square feet. A guest studio with another bedroom and a full bathroom, best suited for staff, is also attached to the garage.
The equestrian ranch is just over an acre in size and includes horse stables as well as some very dated interiors with wall-to-wall carpeting.
Kanye West reportedly wanted the property so badly that he paid $421,000 more than the asking price to secure it.