Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wasted no time returning to the hunt for a luxury mansion after their previous real estate deal fell through as they were seen viewing one of the most iconic properties in Southern California – built by television mogul Aaron Spelling and wife Candy.
The newly-engaged couple was spotted on Tuesday at the massive $165million property, which was once called ‘Spelling Manor’, in the Los Angeles suburb of Holmby Hills – with famous residents including Kylie Jenner.
They visited multiple properties as they continued their search for a new home, just days after the multihyphenate, 52, shared news of her second engagement to the actor, 49, in her On the JLo newsletter written to her fans.
The search continues: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted together in Los Angeles on Tuesday as they continued their search for a new home
Extravagant: The soon-to-be husband and wife checked out a home in Holmby Hills that costs a whopping $165,000,000 – and was built by television mogul Aaron Spelling and wife Candy – triple the price of their last deal
The 14-bedroom property, now referred to as The Manor, is triple the asking price of the $55million estate in Bel-Air the couple were in escrow for, before the deal fell through.
The sprawling home was built over several years by late TV showrunner Aaron Spelling and his socialite wife Candy Spelling and was completed in 1990.
In 2011, Candy sold the home to British heiress Petra Ecclestone for a whopping $85million, before the model, 33, spent a reported $20million in lavish renovations.
Then in 2019, Ecclestone sold the famous property for just under $120million to an anonymous Saudi Arabian buyer.
Amazing: The sprawling property, which sits on 4.6 acres, features 100 garage spaces, fourteen bedrooms, and 27 full bathrooms
Variety: Amenities at The Manor include a bowling alley, a plush movie theater, tennis court, hair salon, and a pool and jacuzzi combo
Trailblazers: The massive property, once called ‘Spelling Manor’, was built over several years by late TV showrunner Aaron Spelling and his socialite wife Candy Spelling (seen in April 2005) and was completed in 1990
Hot property: In 2011, Candy sold the home to British heiress and model Petra Ecclestone (pictured in November 2018) for a whopping $85million before spending a reported $20million in renovations
The massive 56,000 sq ft property, which sits on a generous 4.6 acres, houses an impressive 100 garage spaces, fourteen bedrooms, a spacious dining area and 27 full bathrooms.
The lavish home boasts a traditional architectural style and features luxurious amenities including a bowling alley, a plush movie theater, tennis court, hair salon, and a pool and jacuzzi combo.
During the house viewings, the On the 6 music artist wore a cream, cropped, cable knit sweater and showed off a bit of her toned tummy in the ensemble, which had an asymmetrical hem.
Jennifer added a pair of loose-fitting, olive green, belted trousers with a round silver buckle. They gathered at her waist and she added a pair of large, silver-toned hoop earrings.
Offerings: The space has high ceilings and a built-in aquarium next to a custom bar
Classic: The total square footage of the mega mansion is 56,000 and the home boasts a traditional architectural style
Continued search: After their deal on a $55million estate in Bel-Air fell through, according to TMZ, they were back to house hunting over the weekend. Pictured: The crushed velvet style cinema at the $165million home the couple viewed on Tuesday
She showed off her natural beauty as she went makeup-free for the day out and about with her rekindled love.
The mother-of-two wore her honey blonde hair loose and arranged in a center part as it fell down her back and was windblown in a straight style.
Jen matched a pair of work boots to her sweater and effortlessly brought the elegant ensemble together with a large, cream Hermés bag.
She rocked a classic short and nude manicure as she carried a case-free phone in her hand. Meanwhile, her beau Ben was dressed in a black crewneck sweater with the sleeves rolled up.
Possible new home: The two actors are keeping their options open as they scout a new abode following their engagement
Family process: Prior to Tuesday’s search, an eyewitness said the couple spent about two hours checking out three homes on Sunday with Affleck’s two youngest kids, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, ten, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner
Cute: One of the 27 full bathrooms at the luxurious Holmby Hills property featured a large heart-shaped mirror and a freestanding tub in the center of the room
Former deal: The musical sensation and the Academy Award winner were in escrow on a $50m massive mansion, being sold by Texas billionaire Todd Lemkin. Pictured: The stunning modern hallway at the Holmby Hills $165m property
Full steam: The power couple have continued going from strength to strength in their relationship since then, attending red carpet events and spending time together around the world. Pictured: The bedroom (left) and hair salon at the $165m home
Official: The couple went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honor of her 52nd birthday. Pictured: The exterior of The Manor, which the couple viewed on Tuesday
The Batman star sported his well-recognized tussled and scruffy beard as he cut a casual figure in khaki-colored pants and a black sweatshirt.
The smitten couple traveled in a dark-colored Mercedes as they house-hopped around the city of angels.
On the same day, the power couple were seen checking out a different home in the same neighborhood which was owned by the ex-wife of famed restauranteur Mr. Chow.
The nine-bedroom property, which features 14 bathrooms, was considerably smaller at 30,000-square-feet while the asking price is a much more modest $65million.
Always stylish: As she stepped out for viewings, the On the 6 music artist wore a cream, cropped, cable knit sweater. She showed off a bit of her toned tummy in the piece, which had an asymmetrical hem
Laidback look: Meanwhile Ben was dressed in a black crewneck sweater with the sleeves rolled up
The luxurious home is filled with art with perhaps the most interesting decor being the 400-year-old Moorish columns at the entryway.
Prior to Tuesday’s search, an eyewitness reported that the couple spent about two hours checking out three different homes on Sunday with Affleck’s two youngest kids, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, ten, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Affleck’s eldest Violet, 16, did not appear to be present during the outing, nor did Lopez’s 14-year-old twins Emme and Max, who she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
The couple’s return to house hunting comes after their deal on a $55million estate in Bel-Air fell through, according to TMZ.
Bling bling: Her new engagement ring was proudly put on display as she looked for a dream home with her new fiancé
Punching it in: Jen looked the picture of elegance as she was seen driving up to one of the properties on Tuesday
While it is unknown what caused the stars to back out of buying the last property, they have since been touring much more expensive homes in the same area.
The spectacular $50m mansion, which was being sold by Texas billionaire Todd Lemkin, boasts ten bedrooms and 17 bathrooms as well as a theatre, gym, multiple kitchens, an infinity edge pool, and a stunning view of a golf course and the city.
Since the deal fell through, they have toured a $75million property, in the heart of Holmby Hills, with 17 beds and 25 bathrooms.
The stunning home boasts a Japanese Garden and teahouse, French Courtyard, and a romantic greenhouse.
According to the listing, there is also a tranquil waterfall that lead to a glass-walled tennis court perched aside a Moroccan bathhouse and an authentic hammam and a blue tiled swimming pool.
Options: On the same day, the power couple were also seen checking out a different home (pictured) in the same neighborhood which was owned by the ex-wife of famed restauranteur Mr. Chow
Decadent: The additional property (living area pictured) was considerably smaller at 30,000-square-feet while the asking price is a much more modest $65million
Splashing the cash? The lavish home features nine bedrooms and 14 bathrooms (one of the bathrooms is pictured)
Their house hunting comes after Jennifer and Ben announced their second engagement, after they were previously engaged 18 years ago in 2004.
Their rekindled relationship came as a shock to fans as they reunited in May 2021 – 17 years after their failed engagement.
In April 2021, Jennifer confirmed the end of her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, a former New York Yankee after the pair dated for four years and were engaged for two years.
In mid-May, Jennifer spent some time in Los Angeles with Ben, igniting initial rumors they had in fact reunited.
‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days,’ a source told People at the time. ‘She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip.’
The couple then went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honor of her 52nd birthday.
Home theater: The $65million home is equipped with a personal theater (pictured left and right)
Their history: Ben and Jen initially dated in early 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They became engaged in November of that year. Pictured: Stunning living area with wood paneling at the $65million home viewed by the couple
Timeline: They were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004. Pictured: The $65million home, owned by Mr Chow’s ex-wife, features a traditional wood-burning fireplace
Spacious: There’s no shortage of space in the $65million they viewed and it is also filled with art (pictured in one bedroom), with perhaps the most interesting decor being 400-year-old Moorish columns
The power couple have continued going from strength to strength in their relationship since then, attending red carpet events and spending time together around the world.
Ben and Jen initially dated in early 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They became engaged in November of that year, with Ben proposing to her with a 6.1 carat radiant cut pink diamond ring with two trapezoid white diamonds, mounted on 18K pink gold and platinum band from Harry Winston.
The ring is now worth an estimated $12million, with it costing Ben at the time (November 2002) a reported $1.2million.
The huge increase in worth stems from the price of the rare colored diamond, which has soared.
They were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004.
Wine cellar: The $65million home, which was owned by the ex-wife of restaurateur Mr Chow, boasts an onsite wine cellar
Scenic: A serene pool at the $65million property offers a relaxing escape to future homeowners
Impeccable: The $65million home features multiple fireplaces with much of the traditional decor still in place, as well as modern touches
But they have now got engaged for a second time, with the Hustlers actress sharing details of the intimate engagement in a newsletter shared to her website on Tuesday.
‘Did you ever imagine your biggest dream could come true?’ she wrote in her post. ‘Saturday night while at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed.
‘I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again, I was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’ I said YES of course that’s a YES.’
‘I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole.
‘It was nothing fancy at all, but it was the most romantic thing I could’ve ever imagined…just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other. Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.
‘Green has always been my lucky color and now, for sure, it always will be.’
Paradise: Palm trees lined the 4.6 acre $65million property while there are no shortage of serene green spaces
A study: The list of offerings was extensive at the $65million property as it boasted a sophisticated study