Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent much of 2020 residing in the $15 million mega-mansion owned by Tyler Perry in the Beverly Ridge Estate of LA. Episode six of the couple's eye-opening Netflix docuseries 'Harry & Meghan', features a compelling moment with Tyler Perry, who revealed that he had never met the Sussexes prior to reaching out with a very generous offer...
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Although the property was only a temporary home for the family, it was undoubtedly fit for a royal. It was built in 2012 over 24,500 square feet and while living in the property, Tyler shared several photos of the inside. Take a look…
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In 2016, Tyler shared a video of himself in one of the living rooms. It features high ceilings with a beige colour scheme including two enormous leather sofas and a selection of coordinating side lamps. There are wooden floors with patterned rugs, and large marble plinths and arches leading to different areas of the home. The video ends with a view of the corridor, built with an alcove ceiling.
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The living room also has a large black grand piano, where Stevie Wonder played at Tyler's birthday party in 2014.
The regal aesthetic continues with large chandeliers, seen in both the living and dining room. The living room opens up on to the dining room through a marble archway.
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In the kitchen, Meghan and Harry now have a top-of-the-range Wolf oven (a celeb favourite with fans including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez) below a marble hood. On the wall, Tyler decorated with a sign reading 'Only believe' because, as his caption says, "Surround yourself with things that remind you to never give up." There's a classic marble island in the middle of the room.
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When Meghan and Harry joined a video conference with the Crisis Text Line team to thank staff for their work, and the room they filmed in has also been used by Tyler for a video that he shared in 2017. It features oak wall panels and two large lampshades seen behind both Tyler and Meghan and Harry.
Tyler shared a full view of the room – the study – in 2014 when he thanked family and friends for his birthday gifts. There is a matching oak desk with a glass top for working on and a maroon leather desk chair, as well as a traditional fireplace.
The home boasts views across Franklin Canyon Park from an enormous outdoor terrace. Meghan and Harry have recently installed privacy screens since hiking trails reopened following the coronavirus pandemic.
A shot taken by Tyler of the porch reveals that the property is ideal for watching the sunset, too.
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The building itself is equally beautiful, made with exposed stone and cream window frames.
Meghan and Harry's son Archie also has a beautiful nursery. Tyler shared a look inside at the room that he previously used for his son Aman, featuring a blue and white colour scheme with wooden floors and white walls. There's a white cot and a matching armchair and side table.
It seems the Roman baths inspired Tyler's choice of bathroom design, with a circular jacuzzi built into the floor, framed with four marble plinths and below a huge chandelier.
Who is Tyler Perry?
Tyler Perry is an American self-made, billionaire and philanthropist who made his fortune as an actor, filmmaker and playwright. The 53-year-old shares a son Aman Tyler Perry, 7, with his ex-partner of nine years, Gelila Bekele who is an Ethiopian-born supermodel.
The Hollywood veteran is known for using his platform to give back, as well as donating millions of dollars to victims of natural disaster in Haiti and Texas, in 2020 Tyler volunteered to pay for the funeral expenses of Rayshard Brooks. Rayshard was the father of four who was killed in police custody, and Tyler has also pledged to pay for the college education of all four children.
During the summer, Tyler made a rare public statement about his friend Meghan Markle, saying that she is happy "now."
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