J.Lo and Ben Affleck list newlywed home in Beverly Crest for $65M

With couple on “path to divorce,” they’re likely to lose money on 38K sf estate

J.Lo and Ben Affleck list new marital estate in Beverly Crest for $65M
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck with 2571 Wallingford Drive in Los Angeles (Paul Barnaby, Getty)

With their newlywed spark snuffed, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have decided to list their long-sought, 38,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Crest for $65 million.

The A-list couple, who bought the home a year ago after touring 80 properties, are selling the 5.2-acre compound at 2571 Wallingford Drive, the San Jose Mercury News and TMZ reported.

After three failed attempts to buy a mansion, J.Lo and Affleck bought the fully furnished property in gated Wallingford Estates last May for $60.85 million cash.

J.Lo and Ben Affleck list new marital estate in Beverly Crest for $65M
2571 Wallingford Drive in Los Angeles (Paul Barnaby)

TMZ reported Affleck and Lopez were “quietly” trying to sell their supposed dream home, which they bought after they rekindled their storied romance from the early 2000s and married in 2022.

The sale means the couple are “clearly heading down the path of divorce,” according to the tabloid website, citing multiple unidentified sources. Broker Santiago Arana from The Agency is handling the sale.

The mansion has 12 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms. There’s also a 5,000-square-foot guesthouse, a caretaker house and a two-bedroom guardhouse.

J.Lo and Ben Affleck list new marital estate in Beverly Crest for $65M
2571 Wallingford Drive in Los Angeles (Paul Barnaby)

The estate includes basketball and pickleball courts, a gym, a boxing ring, plus a sports lounge and bar in what is billed as a “one-of-a-kind indoor sports complex.”.

It’s also a car collector’s dream, with a 12-car garage — plus parking for 80 more vehicles.

The two-story white mansion, built on a promontory, overlooks what may be the biggest zero-edge pool in town, at 155 feet long.

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The French-style Wallingford Estate, built in 2000, was modeled on Le Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s private château, according to Forbes. It has a 5,300-square-foot master suite, plus a cinema, wine room and a whisky lounge. It also has a spa with a hair and nail salon, sauna, massage room and stylist area.

It was purchased by developer Gala Asher in November 2016 for $22 million, then revamped.

J.Lo and Ben Affleck list new marital estate in Beverly Crest for $65M
2571 Wallingford Drive in Los Angeles (Paul Barnaby)

Its prior owner, healthcare entrepreneur Jeoung Lee, bought the home after its previous owner, Curtis Somoza, was caught in a $64 million Ponzi scheme, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

TMZ said it’s expected that Lopez and Affleck could “lose millions” in the sale. They’ll have to cover the broker’s commission and the so-called “mansion tax” on luxury home sales in Los Angeles. They also invested “significant money” for home improvements, TMZ added.

Affleck has already moved out of the Beverly Hills Post Office estate and rents a smaller mansion in Brentwood for $100,000 a month — just two blocks from the home of his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, the Daily Mail said. Affleck and Garner share three children together: Violet, 18, Fin, 15, and Samuel, 12.

Lopez, for her part, has been spotted house-hunting around Los Angeles in recent weeks, Entertainment Tonight reported. But she also apparently tried to show there’s still hope for the marriage by being photographed twice over the weekend wearing her wedding ring, according to Entertainment Tonight and Page Six.

— Dana Bartholomew

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