If you’re Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, moving to a new home pretty much guarantees that you’ll be the most famous people on the block. However, in their new California neighborhood, they have some A-list competition.
We reported yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, which they apparently moved into with baby Archie last month. A representative for the couple told People. “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”
As it turns out, those “neighbors” are no strangers to the spotlight themselves. The community is also home to stars like Oprah Winfrey, who in 2019 bought an estate in Montecito, her second in the Santa Barbara community, that had previously been owned by actor Jeff Bridges. It’s important to note that we’re not quite sure how close in proximity the family is to their Hollywood pals, but considering their relationship with Winfrey, we’d hope not too far.
Not only did the media mogul attend the duke and duchess’s royal wedding back in 2018, but she also gifted their son Archie with his own book club (genius) featuring an entire collection of books when he was born.
Other celebrities in the area also include Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez and Kevin Costner.
Where better to live than in a place where everyone is (almost) as famous as you are?