Rumor Has It…

…that bubble gum pop singer turned maybe-preggers again apparel mogul Jessica Simpson and her former professional pig skinner man-friend/baby daddy Eric Johnson have made a formal offer to purchase a spacious estate inside the guarded gates of the upscale equestrian community of Hidden Hills, CA that’s currently owned by rock-n-roll royals Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne who had the entire place worked over by the forever swooning and swanning Martyn Lawrence Bullard from Million Dollar Decorators, photographed for Architectural Digest, and, until mid-October (2012), had on the open market with a $13.5 million dollar price tag.*

Property records and previous reports reveal Mister and Missus Prince of Darkness paid $12,388,500 for the nearly 11,000 square foot mansion that has a total of six bedrooms and ten terlits spread among six full and four half bathrooms. There’s also his and her offices and narrow staircase lined with framed gold and platinum records that leads down to a private recording and rehearsal studio.

Avid celebrity property watchers may recall that Mister and Missus Osbourne took their glammed up but unwanted spread in Hidden Hills after a property line dispute erupted with the neighboring communities home owner’s association. Unable to sell the property until the dispute is—or was—settled, the Osbourne’s opted to lease the property at a rip-roaring rate of $50,000 per month. We can’t confirm or deny whether Mister and Missus Osbourne actually leased the house to anyone but it does not, as far as we can find, currently appear as a rental on the open market.

Sometime in late 2011or early 2012 the Osbournes decamped horsey Hidden Hills for a Martyn Lawrence Bullard decorated two bedroom pied a terre on the 18th floor of the celeb-stacked Sierra Towers building in bustling West Hollywood before they leased a fully updated 1928 Spanish hacienda-style residence in the flats of Beverly Hills from one of the Platinum Triangle’s most successful Real Estates.

Miz Simpson, Mister Johnson and Babymakesthree currently shack up—an unidentified source tattled to Life & Style**—in the glitzed-up Shabby Chic-ly done domicile in the upper Beverly Hills Post Office area that Miz Simpson bought more than five years ago, post-divorce from what’s-his-face Nick Lachey for $5,275,000. The house sits right up next door to a country English mock-Tudor (or something) until recently owned by Kimora Lee Simpson and just around this corner or that bend in the road are privately situated luxury residences owns by a slew of Showbiz types who include but are not limited to Cameron Diaz, Guy Oseary, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Ziggy Marley and Tom Freston.

*This rumor of alleged formal offer was first reported in the print edition of the Life & Style celebrity gossip magazine and, as of this very minute, we’re unable to locate a digital version of the story. If one surfaces—and we are made aware of it—we’ll happily link on over to said story as the primary source for this as yet unconfirmed celebrity real estate rumor.


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  1. Liam Manning says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Lukey says:

    I hadn’t heard that the Osbournes were broke. They certainly don’t act broke. And even if they lost a bundle in bad investments, between Sharon’s ongoing TV work and Ozzie’s prolific back catalog (and periodic Ozzfest tours) I don’t think it is too outrageous to assume they continue to rake in tens of millions each year.

    Perhaps the reference is to their recent tax problem that seemed like it took a while to resolve, but that could well have been caused by a legitimate disagreement over the amount owed, rather than an inability to pay.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t that Kimora Lee Simmons, Russel’s ex-wife?

    B to the…

  4. Anonymous says:

    7:39 hmm maybe the maddof syndrom
    1:28 not be so sure, the one who runs it all is her father so i hardly doubt she and her family dont own the company themself.

  5. khairul044 says:

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious that people think Jessica Simpson runs that business. She is just a name, a figurehead. I am sure the real owners and people running that business are more than likely a bunch of Jewish men and women who are not quite as glamourous, famous or good looking as Jessica.

  7. Anonymous says:

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  8. Anonymous says:

    For some reason, this just does not look like a $13 Million house. Looks like the Ozzies overpaid and now want another clueless celeb to cover their bad decision.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I thought the Osborn’s were broke? That Sharon who was said to be renowned for investing and managing the couples fortune made a lot of bad choices and lost most everything.

  10. Anonymous says:

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  11. Viva! says:

    I love the Osbournes…if this is their Christmas miracle then hallelujah the newborn king came early!

    This is actually the perfect house for a deep fried girl like Jessica Simpson, I hope she has many happy years there.

    And I hope Sharon Osbourne splashes out on a bauble at Cartier, she has finally offloaded this house and the Osbournes now own no real estate in the USA aside from a very manageable house in the Beverly Hills Post Office that they rent out.

  12. Alex zender says:

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Is she still fat?

  14. Anonymous says:

    He went to Yale, not Harvard. He may be very good at helping her run her very big business. . .

    I’ve hated this house from the first time I saw a picture of it when the Osbournes bought it. Bad architecture and now with a totally incongruous Bullard interior.

    I think I remember that the house she now lives in on Lime Orchard is actually (and surprisingly) pretty beautiful.

  15. Anonymous says:

    With all due respect her husband is a kept man. He is someone allergic to working and hasn’t had much of a career.

    I’m sure she loves the fact she snagged a Harvard grad.

    But he did get the ring and has to prepare to jump when Jessica says so. She’s wild in bed I hear?. LOL.

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