Ellen DeGeneres Shells Out $12 Million For Brad Pitt's Malibu Home

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Ellen DeGeneres is putting down roots where Brad Pitt once laid his head.

The daytime host finalized a deal to purchase Brad's Malibu, Calif., home for $12 million on Friday, according to People.

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The coastal property is divided into two separate homes, which boast ocean views, lush gardens and private beach access.

Ellen's new pad is significantly smaller than the 15,000-square foot Beverly Hills home she and wife Portia De Rossi recently put on the market, measuring in at roughly 4,000-square feet, according to the mag.

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Ellen and Portia's sprawling estate - listed for a whopping $49 million -- was featured in Architectural Digest magazine's October issue, where the funnywoman explained her love of home buying and interior design.

"We never had a house when I was growing up," Ellen said. "We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. I'd pick out which bedroom would be mine and get all excited.

"The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house," she added.

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