Portia de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres Have the Craziest Hobby

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are one of Hollywood's favorite couples. Gorgeous, funny, and seemingly grounded, they paint a pretty great picture of a happy home life. And who wouldn't be happy with the array of insanely amazing homes they've lived in over the years.

It seems the couple collects and trades real estate like some do baseball cards. They grace the cover of Architectural Digest this month, and DeGeneres told that magazine that she has actually lost count of how many homes she has owned. Though she does know it's more than seven, because she's bought a new one each year she's been married to de Rossi. Awww, what a way to mark the years and keep things interesting.

In the magazine, due to hit stands October 11, they offer readers a peek inside of at least one of their homes -- a little Beverly Hills shack they've since put on the market for a mere $49 million. Nice timing there, for sure. In case you're in the market, the official listing describes the palatial pad as:

The compound includes a 9,200 square foot main house, two guesthouses totaling about 15,000 square feet, a three bedroom house, and every conceivable amenity and state-of the-art security.

Sounds dreamy ... and only in my dreams would I ever even get close to such a place. But it's sure fun to look, and the pictures are stunning. DeGeneres says it was her father's unrealized dreams that inspired her love of real estate. She told the magazine:

We never had a house when I was growing up. We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house.

And she's kept buying ever since. Good for her; good for them. I can't wait to see them continue to add to their collection for many, many more happy years together.

Are you surprised to learn that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have owned so many homes?


Image via Architectural Digest

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