A recent report claims the vertically challenged uber-Scientologist Tom Cruise and his mousy mommy-wife, the one-time actress Katie Holmes, have purchased yet another home, this time in the super plush seaside town of Montecito, CA. Only they didn't actually buy a house, but rather a vacant and controversial piece of land where actor Rob Lowe and his wifey Sheryl hoped to build a mammoth mansion.
Your Mama has not been able to independently verify, but according to Celebrity Babylon, the couple paid the Lowes around $3,500,000 to purchase the 3-acre parcel on Picacho Lane. Apparently the Lowes, who were mired in controversy and negative local press because many in the community felt the planned house was out of scale for the posh neighborhood, managed to settle the disagreements and obtain the necessary permits, because the land has been cleared and prepared for building.
The Crooz clan will have plenty of high profile neighbors with whom they can freely frolic and hang at the polo grounds. Not only do Rob Lowe and the missus have a couple other houses in the area, neighbors include Ellen Degeneres and her lady lover Portia Di Rossi (recently on the market for $24,000,000), Carol Burnett, comedian Dennis Miller, the inestimable Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and of course the queen of the heap, Oprah Winfrey who famously paid $50,000,000 for her 40 acre, 23,000 square foot hous.
Sources: Celebrity Babylon, Montecito Journal, Planetizen