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Clippers Star Chris Paul

Buying SICK Bel Air Mansion

from Avril Lavigne

1/19/2012 4:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Los Angeles Clippers
star Chris Paul is planning to stay in town a while ... 'cause he's about to drop $8.5 MILLION on a sick Bel Air mansion that he's buying from Avril Lavigne ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... Paul fell in love with the 12,184 square foot place, which Avril originally listed for $9.5 mil and decided he had to make a move.

The mansion -- located in a hoity-toity private community called Bel Air Crest -- includes 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, 10-car garage, gym, sauna and a covered outdoor living room.

We're told the real estate agents who engineered the deal are Jade Mills and Zach Quittman from Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills who reps Avril, and, Ikem Chukumerije from SportsRelocation.com, who reps Chris.

Before Avril moved in ... Travis Barker lived in the place with his ex Shanna Moakler ... and it was even featured on their MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers."

As for Paul, dude is in year 3 of a 4-year $68,000,000 contract ... so, he can afford it.

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Being that Avril had SUCH a massively successful career, I'm shocked she didn't live in this house for the rest of her life. 2 or 3 hit songs and these people think they're Paul McCartney or Barbra Streisand! Did you see Nicole Scherzinger's "house" on X-Factor??? Riiiiiiiiiight! Like that wasn't a rental for the show.

986 days ago


"covered outdoor living room"

For what? That's stupid.

986 days ago

Jay T    

This is quickly becoming CLIPPER TOWN! OK Blake sign your deal and get a crib...! Gonna need a trophy room 4 sho!

986 days ago


That house is haunted for bad luck. Every couple who live in that house will break up. Hope Avril doesn´t buy a new house in LA and instead move back to Canada where she can stay away from all those sc*m hollywood people/families, and she now start with get away from Jenner/Kardishian and Davis people.

986 days ago


Hope he is smart, pays cash and keeps 5 years in escrow for taxes and insurance.

Um, that's NOT smart. The wealthy never pay for their properties in cash. They leverage their cash & buy more.

985 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

does the mansion come with bro-bro as the 'hot date'? just wondering...

985 days ago


That home was perfect for a superstar like Avril Lavigne but maybe she'll get a better one she got this like in 2007 she was still recently married to Deryck and they have split 2 years ago maybe that's the big reason.

983 days ago

Francis Kayuka    

An 8-bedroom mansion , is he planning to convert it into a guest house or will he fill it up with children ( his and adopted ones )?

982 days ago


Kimmy K reeeeeeeally wanted this house. What's the over/under before she ends up boning CP3?

981 days ago
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