Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are $10 million richer after selling their swanky Bel Air mansion.
The couple unloaded the 3-acre, 7-bedroom Colonial home this week for an even $10 million. Though it was actually quite a bit below the $13 million asking price, the couple still managed to turn a nice profit on the home. They originally bought it in 2009 for $7 million.
There was no word on the identity of the buyer, but it’s likely someone who enjoys living a life of luxury. The sprawling estate has a movie theater, an indoor basketball court, full gym, and even a putting green. The couple also built a giant pool with MC monogrammed at the bottom.
Real estate sources told TMZ that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are planning on taking up residence in New York City full time. They already spent a good deal of time in New York, with Mariah sharing lots of images of her kids playing in the city, and they already own a triplex there.
It’s likely that Mariah and Nick think New York is better for their twins, Monroe and Moroccan. Both have spoken about how much they love being parents, with Nick sharing that he loves seeing that side of Mariah.
“It’s kind of cool I got a chance to bring that side out of my wife, because she’s so nurturing and amazing,” he said. “Not only does she get to be the biggest global singer in the world, but she also gets to be a wonderful mom.”
The family life is quite a change for Mariah, who said that growing up she thought she would never have kids.
She recently said about her Long Island upbringing:
“Here’s the thing: would I have been better off if my parents stayed married? No way. They were miserable together, but the grass is always greener. I feel I had a great childhood in some ways, and that’s an amazing thing to be able to say. But I also feel I didn’t because I was the caretaker and I still am, like it started long before I had any financing.”
In case anyone wants a glimpse of the Hollywood life, pictures of the Bel Air mansion that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon just sold can be found here.