The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their 1-year-old son, Archie, have set up home in Perry’s hilltop eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom, Tuscan-style villa in the swanky gated Beverly Ridge Estates, Page Six has confirmed.
Perry is currently out of town in Atlanta setting up to restart production in his studio, a source exclusively tells us.
The couple is believed to have been introduced to the “Madea” star by their close friend Oprah Winfrey, according to the Daily Mail, who has taken them under her wing after working with Harry on a docu-series about mental health.
Page Six revealed that Winfrey has been a guiding force for the Sussexes as they made their controversial decision to leave the royal family. The media queen is also very close to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
Meghan and Harry moved to LA after fleeing their bolthole in Canada in late March as the country closed its borders over the coronavirus. They’ve been spotted only a handful of times since their move to LA, delivering food to the vulnerable and walking their dogs.
Perry’s villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill, offering sweeping views of the city. It is not confirmed if the Sussexes are renting the house from Perry, but sources said they are likely staying as guests while he is out of town.
We revealed this week that they are on the hunt to buy their own property in the region for $10 million to 20 million — as broker-to-the-stars Josh Altman said they could “low ball” their way into an amazing home.
The “Million Dollar Listing” guru told us: “You’ll get a great deal over the next six months. If you’re looking to spend $10 to $20 million, there are five or six gated communities that are perfect.” Altman cited Beverly Ridge as a great gated development.
Reps for Harry, Meghan and Perry declined to comment.