This music legend has not had an easy road to stardom. In the 80s, an executive at Tina Turner’s record label threatened to fire her in a demeaning tirade with gender slurs and the “N-word.”
After being treated heinously by her label and her ex, she left Los Angeles, shifting her musical career to an Australian label based out of Europe. Then in 1994, Turner relocated to Zurich and relinquished her American citizenship. She bought a beautiful lake property called Chateau Algonquin. The pop legend learned German and became a citizen of Switzerland in 2013 until her passing in May 2023.
KISS frontman Gene Simmons, the heavy metal rocker with a really long tongue, left his mansion in Beverly Hills. He said noisy tour buses, earthquakes, fires, the tax rate, and more convinced him and his wife Shannon Tweed to jump ship. So, they bid adieu to their fairytale abode which sold for $16 million in 2021.
Simmons found an ultra-modern Las Vegas property, a 7,700-square-foot steel and glass structure with sharp rectangular lines. It didn’t last. The Vegas-area climate was too hot for the New York native. The old-school rocker turned his back on the desert and headed back to California.
“Supernatural” hunter Sam Winchester is the role Jared Padalecki animated for many years. And that show ran for 15 seasons, so when we say many years we do mean MANY. He lived in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles from 2009 to 2014.
His Spanish-style house was 3,800 square feet and sat on about a third of an acre. But as soon as the CW series was finalized, Padalecki moved to Austin. He adores the city, what others refer to as “the vibe,” sharing on Instagram that the place brings him warmth, happiness, and peace like no other place.
Blake Shelton built a chapel on his 1,400-acre lakeside property to marry “No Doubt” lead singer Gwen Stefani. He also proposed to her at the chapel at his Ten Point Ranch. His home and the sprawling property have a river running through and wooded areas. It's located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the country singer’s hometown.
You just can't get that kind of property in Los Angeles, now can you? He spends most of his time there when he is not hosting “The Voice,” where the couple met. It’s close to his restaurant, Ole Red, and his music hall, The Dog House, in Tishomingo.
Jake E. Lee
Once a guitarist for rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, Jake E. Lee grew up in Imperial Beach, in the San Diego area. He played in various bands but his most memorable accomplishment was when he joined Ozzy as a replacement for the tragic loss of Randy Rhodes. His musical career continued after parting ways with the Prince of Darkness in 1987.
But by the late 1990s, he wanted out of the music industry and out of L.A. Lee relocated to Las Vegas in 2003. He’s still playing guitar but he’s also into restoring classic cars and recording with his longtime band Badlands.