Amid rumors that they’re secretly finalizing an amicable divorce, Joe and Tina Simpson have placed their “storybook” country english mansion in Encino, CA on the market for $4.395M. Parents to Jessica Simpson and younger sister Ashlee, Tina and Joe have become celebrity figures in their own right, due to their constant presence beside their famous daughters. Way back when, Joe was rumored to be a wedge between Jessica Simpson and her then-husband Nick Lachey. As we all know, those two eventually divorced and moved on to new lives that now involve babies and new career ventures. This home also has some bad marital “juju,” as it was the venue for Ashlee Simpson’s wedding to rocker Pete Wentz in 2008. That union ended in divorce.
So, while we wait for divorce rumors to be confirmed, we can look at this real estate move as a signal that Joe and Tina are headed that way. Dividing of the “marital assets” and selling of the family home is a common stop on the road to splitsville. If the divorce rumors aren’t true, perhaps Joe and Tina just want to downsize or need a change of scenery. We’ll have to wait and see.
What are they selling? Their estate is located in The Colony, a guard gated community of 19 estates in the heart of Encino’s Royal Oaks. The Simpson home is sited on over 1.5 acres and is epitome of “resort style” living. The copper turret entry beckons guests past a sprawling lawn with fountains to the grand rotunda. A formal living room features a pitched beamed ceiling and fireplace. The family room has a beamed ceiling, stone fireplace, wet bar, and wall of french doors. A breakfast room extends to the gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and granite counters, a beamed ceiling, and butler’s pantry. A stunning formal dining room seats 10. Ascend the spiral staircase to the foyer. A master suite contains a fireplace, duel walk-in closets and stunning bath. The upstairs features 3 bedroom suites, perfect for a large family and grandkids! The home also comes complete with a professional theater and huge office. The grounds feature a fireplace, fire pit, wet bar, lagoon style pool and spa complete with grotto waterfall, sports court, gazebo, and putting range with views. The property also features a guest suite/gym with separate entrance and bathroom.
Jory Burton of Sotheby’s holds the listing
Update: On 10/24, Joe and Tina officially confirmed the divorce rumors, according to USWeekly.