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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Glitz and Glamour: Inside the Lavish Lifestyles of Celebrity Power Couples

Do you enjoy fantasizing about what life would be like if you were rich or married someone who was? Do you ever wonder what you would do with a million dollars?

Well, a million dollars is just a drop in the bucket for the celebrity couples you are about to read about because they are tens of millions of dollars richer than we are and live exceptionally lavish lifestyles.

Here we go!

Salma Hayek-Pinault & François-Henri Pinault

Salma Hayek-Pinault is a Mexican-American actress and film producer who launched her acting career with roles in telenovelas and dramas in Mexico. After moving to Los Angeles in 1991, she took a small role in a film called “Mi Vida Loca” in 1993. Director Robert Rodriguez saw her and proceeded to cast her in Desperado with Antonio Banderas in the lead role.

Eighteen years after her move to the United States, she married François-Henri Pinault, a billionaire French business mogul in Paris on Valentine’s Day, 2009. They have one daughter, Valentina.

The couple has homes in London and Los Angeles as well as a ranch in Washington state where there are so many animals, including a herd of alpacas, that it resembles an animal sanctuary.

Salma, François, and Valentina spend a lot of time at their seventeen-room mansion in London. It has three floors, its own indoor swimming pool, a gym, a wine cellar, and a tennis court along with a theatre complex.

Beyonce Knowles & Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)

Beyonce was just eighteen years old in 2001 when she met Jay-Z who is twelve years her senior. They married on April 4, 2008, and their first-born child, a daughter, Blue Ivy came along in 2012. In June 2017, Beyonce gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir.

They are probably the most private famous couple in history but there are a few things we do know. For example, they both routinely break music ranking records and together are worth upwards of three billion dollars.

When they go on vacation they do it big by cruising the ocean blue on yachts! In addition, they own multi-million-dollar homes in Houston, the third ward in Louisiana, New York (four), Florida (five), California and Connecticut. All of these homes have multiple amenities including pools, and theatres.

Fun fact: The couple rented out an entire hospital floor at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City when Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy. When their first collaborative album, “Everything is Love” was released, they rented out The Louvre so they could pose in front of the real Mona Lisa.

Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw

As one of the richest film makers in Hollywood and consultant for Universal theme parks, billionaire Steven Spielberg has been married to actress Kate Capshaw more than thirty years. They share a blended family of six children.

The couple owns two homes – a compound in the Hamptons in New York where he added another home to the property after buying up additional acres, an apartment in Manhattan, New York, and one in Pacific Palisades in California.

You can imagine all the luxuries this couple enjoys as they also own a private plane!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first got together in the early 2000s. Twenty years later they reunited and married. Independently, the two are immensely wealthy and spent more than $400,000 on their wedding in Riceboro, Georgia. Jennifer reportedly spent $170,000 on clothing for her honeymoon. Just one dress cost $10,500!

The couple and their blended family of five children spare no expense on vacations, renting a yacht that cost $130 million just to cruise the Mediterranean.

The pair own lavish homes in Georgia, the Hamptons in New York, a penthouse in the Flatiron District also in New York, and a home on the waterfront in Miami. In addition, they own a Bel Air compound, a mansion in Pacific Palisades, and a cottage in Encino, all in California.

Can you imagine the indulgences they enjoy?

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Our longest married couple, actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met in 1981 on the set of a sitcom Tom was appearing in. The couple married in 1988 and immediately bought their first home.in the Pacific Palisades. It was a modest home, just four bedrooms. They eventually sold that home and purchased an oceanfront home in Malibu.

By 1993, Tom was extremely busy filming, so he bought a customized Model 34 Limited Excella trailer to accommodate his needs when filming but ended putting it up for auction some years later.

Today they reside in a three-story mansion in the Pacific Palisades that sits on a cliff and overlooks the ocean. This property was purchased for $26 million and boasts a wine cellar, a cliffside swimming pool, a deck, and a tree-lined motor court.

The couple enjoys regular vacations to Greece, so they purchased a home built from stone by the seaside with a large terrace there too!

Special Mention: Denzel and Pauletta Washington

Denzel Washington first met his future wife Pauletta after he was cast in his first movie, Wilma, in 1977. They married in 1983 after he proposed three times! They now have four grown children, including twins.

Though the couple is worth well over $280 million dollars, they don’t lead such lavish lifestyles. They do own two homes: one in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) and one in New York City.

His home in Beverly Hills sits on just over two acres in a gated community and features a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a beautiful fountain. It has eight bedrooms, and fourteen … yes, fourteen bathrooms!

In New York, they have the luxury of owning a three-bedroom apartment with four bathrooms on Central Park West in New York City.

Boy! Our couples sure do live lavishly!