Jennifer Lopez is turning 53 today, and judging by how her last year has gone, she has a lot to celebrate! Just last week, she tied the knot with Ben Affleck, in a low-key ceremony in Las Vegas. Let’s take a look at her life in real estate as we wish her a happy birthday!
First Mansion, Los Angeles, California
From a young age, Jennifer was determined to become a famous dancer, and her hard work, dedication, and talent paid off quickly. By 20, she was a regular on television, and pivoted to a career in singing and acting. By 30, she was a Hollywood box office star as well as Billboard topping singer.
She bought her first mansion in 2000 for about $4.3 million. It had both a pool and tennis court, home theater, guest house, and more. She sold it a few years later for $12.5 million, making a huge profit and showing her real estate acumen. It was later owned by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale until they sold it as part of their divorce.
Beachside Getaway Mansion, Miami, Florida
While Jennifer was born and raised in the Bronx, she has maintained close ties to Miami, and has often owned at least one home in the sunny retreat city. She bought this property in 2002.
While we don’t know what she paid, we do know she sold it three years later for $13.9 million, and it’s changed hands several times since then. Phil Collins sold it in 2020, with an asking price of $40 million!
The acre-plus estate has been considered one of the best properties in the area, and has been renovated to have a thousand square foot closet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, nearly 200 feet of bay frontage, a massive pool and well-landscaped yard, and more.
Long Island Estate, New York
In 2004, Jennifer purchased a gorgeous brick mansion. She and her former husband Marc Anthony lived here for the ten years they were married. They raised their twins together, and after the divorce, Marc lived here for a few more years. It sold in 2017 for around $4.5 million, which was a major reduction, since he originally asked for $12 million when it was first listed in 2015.
When it sold, the house boasted a kitchen with counters worth more than $100,000, original 1940s woodworking, and a movie theater, in addition to a pool and pool house, and a bulletproof recording studio, because, why not?
Mansion in Hidden Hills, California
In 2010, Jennifer bought a massive estate in the uber-popular Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles. She paid about $8 million for the compound, which has a bifurcated main house, with nine bedrooms, a dance studio (because, why not?) and recording studio, movie theater, and bar.
The amazing entertainment mecca went on the market in 2015 after her divorce, but took two years to sell. While Jennifer usually makes a great profit on her investments, the house sold for around $10 million, way below the $17.5 million she initially hoped to get.
Penthouse in New York City, New York
After her divorce from Marc, Jennifer went back to New York City and bought a massive penthouse in the Whitman Building in downtown NYC. The property has a beautiful rooftop garden, spacious 12-foot ceilings, a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, and plenty of space for entertaining.
She paid around $21 million for it, and has been trying to sell it for the better part of four years. She realized that, in spite of the private elevator and other accommodations, it isn’t as private as she had hoped. Recently, it was taken off the market, but has not sold.
Ben Affleck’s Pacific Palisades Mansion, California
Jennifer has dated her share of A-list celebrities, and was recently engaged to Alex Rodriguez. But in 2021, she broke off her engagement (and put for sale a lot of joint-owned real estate) with the former Yankee All-Star. Shortly after, it was clear she was back with her 2000s era flame Ben Affleck. The two have been inseparable since.
Ben Affleck bought this estate in 2017 for $20 million to be close to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and their kids, who live down the street. The gorgeous white painted brick house has a pool, gorgeous lawn, crisp and clean interior design, and plenty of space for the blended family to hang out together.
New Property in Los Angeles, California
It’s great that after all the years, Ben and Jennifer have been able to rekindle an old romance and friendship. The two have spent plenty of time together, in old haunts like Miami and Boston. They tried earlier this year to purchase a $50 million Bel Air estate, but it fell through.
However, things are looking up for Jennifer, as it was reported last month that she and Ben have moved into an even bigger and better LA mansion. Formerly owned by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, the estate wasn’t even on the market, but it’s rumored to have sold for $60 million!
With multiple buildings on the estate, including a guest house, and a pool, movie theater and more, it’s got to be the perfect spot for the once-and-again couple to move into as they start their new lives as newlyweds.
Wherever she is (it’s sure to be fabulous) and whoever is celebrating with her (Ben, of course), Jennifer is sure to have a wonderful birthday. Thirty years into an amazingly successful career spanning music, television, film, and even the Super Bowl, there’s hardly anything Jennifer could wish for as she blows out her cake! Congrats on the wedding, and happy birthday, Jennifer!