Famous Former Lovers' Homes
In Hollywood — the land of prenups and break-ups — love seems especially fleeting. But unlike those magazines at the checkout stand, the homes of Hollywood's famous couples never spill their secrets. (If only walls could talk!) Check out the homes of some of Hollywood's famous former couples below. And here's hoping Cupid has better aim this year.
It was the break-up heard 'round the world. Prior to their 2005 divorce, Hollywood's "golden couple" bought and renovated this sprawling Beverly Hills estate, complete with his-and-her living rooms. Architecture aficionado Pitt was said to have orchestrated the renovations himself.
This immense Pacific Palisades mansion was one of two homes that went to Nicole Kidman in her divorce settlement from Tom Cruise (he got the ranch in Telluride). Perhaps its 21 rooms seemed empty without him, but for whatever reason Kidman sold the house in 2003.
Elizabeth Taylor shared this Beverly Hills home with her third husband, producer Michael Todd, before he was killed in a tragic plane crash. After his death, Taylor was allegedly comforted by Todd's friend, Eddie Fisher, who (surprise!) became her fourth husband.
Worried about the neighbors hearing your arguments? Just think of Nick and Jessica, who saw every squabble played out on national television. The reality show, "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," was filmed in their Mediterranean estate in Calabasas, California, before the two parted ways in 2006. So much for newlywed bliss!
Years before Ashton came along, actress Demi Moore shared this Malibu mansion with "Die Hard" star Bruce Willis. The couple sold the beachfront house after ending their 13-year marriage in 2000, but to the envy of everyone, they're still good friends.
The blonde bombshell's marriage to Joltin' Joe lasted less than a year, ending with Joe's widely publicized late-night departure from their Beverly Hills home in 1954. Joe headed north to San Francisco; Marilyn moved out shortly afterwards as well, but stayed close to Tinseltown.
We don't know if Desi Arnaz bellowed "Honey, I'm home!" as he walked through the door of the house he bought with Lucille Ball in 1955 on star-studded Roxbury Drive, but he certainly had his share of 'splainin' to do before their divorce five years later. Lucy remained here with her second husband, Gary Morton, until her death in 1989.
The comedic duo purchased this massive spread (the 12,000-sq.-ft. Tuscan-style main house shares the grounds with an 8,000-sq.-ft. Spanish villa) from Tony Curtis. Although this provided ample room for the two to keep out of each other's way in the final years of their marriage, absence did not make the heart grow fonder - the pair split for good in 1975.