Jennifer Aniston waves goodbye to East Coast living as she unloads New York apartments to mystery buyer for $6.5M
By Amelia Proud
UPDATED: 18:58, 20 April 2012
Jennifer Aniston has been forced to take a loss on her New York apartments just a few months after buying the properties, after deciding she wanted to move back to LA.
The 43-year-old has accepted a $6.5 million offer for the Manhattan homes after shelling out $7.01 million for the prime real estate last November.
Aniston is now living on a 8,500-sq.-ft. Bel Air estate with beau Justin Theroux,40, after performing a u-turn regarding her decision to relocate to her native East Coast.
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According to the New York Post: 'Aniston outgrew the apartments - a one-bedroom penthouse and a one-bedroom on the 17th floor - that she had planned on combining.
'She loved them, but her circumstances changed and the space was just wrong,' an insider said.
The Wanderlust star told Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O: 'We tried New York. It was a little rough with the paparazzi. It didn't feel like the New York I grew up in and knew.'
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Aniston's New York dream never took off, and after a short spell in a rental the pair are ensconced in the $21 million LA home, which has a vineyard, four bedrooms, a garden and views of the Pacific Ocean.
True love: Jen and Justin are now living in their Bel Air dream home
The former Friends star is looking forward to her year anniversary with Theroux, which is coming up in May.
The actress recently gushed about her beau while promoting their new film Wanderlust in the Australian issue of Marie Claire magazine.
'He's a protector, for sure,' she tells the publication. 'He's just a good human being, and so funny.'
The pair first fell in love while making Wanderlust in rural Georgia in 2010 and Aniston paints it as a blissful time for her.
She 'began decompressing' while on the secluded set.
She added: 'It's weird, but it felt like living a normal life; almost like having your anonymity back. Nobody bothered us and we were protected as a group.'
The former Friends star also spoke about filming topless scenes for Wanderlust, which disappointed at the US box office earlier this year.
'There are always nerves when you shoot a scene like that,' she admitted. 'But the adrenaline takes you through it and then you have the girls come in and cover you up immediately.'
The white stuff: The bathroom is decorated in cream tile with a wooden floor
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Next up, Jennifer is rumoured to be starring in 'warped vacation' film We're The Millers.
The comedy actress will appear alongside Jason Sudeikis in the road movie about a drug dealer who creates a fake family so he can smuggle a huge quantity of marijuana across the US.
Rawson Thurber, who directed Dodgeball, will helm the project, which has been written by Wedding Crasher creators Bob Fisher and Steve Faber.
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