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The Rock Has Splashed Out $27.8 Million On LA Mansion, Reports Say

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The Rock Has Splashed Out $27.8 Million On LA Mansion, Reports Say

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has reportedly splashed out $27.8 million (£20.1m) on a new luxury home in Los Angeles.

According to Dirt, Johnson and wife Lauren Hashian have bought a new mansion in Beverly Park - which sits high in the mountains above Beverly Hills - where nearby neighbours include the likes of Denzel Washington, Sly Stallone, Rod Stewart, Eddie Murphy and Sofia Vergara.

The outlet reports that Johnson paid $27.8m for a 'particularly lavish estate' within the Beverly Park gated community, and that the deal 'went down quietly and closed off-market'.

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It is believed that the property was 'very briefly available' for sale earlier this year with a $30m asking price, but Johnson managed to negotiate the final figure to shave a few million off.

The Mediterranean-style compound was previously owned by actor Paul Reiser, and before that musician Alex Van Halen - who built the home in 1992.

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With a total of nearly 18,000 square feet of living space, it reportedly boasts a main mansion and a detached 2,500-square-foot guesthouse, having been previously listed as a 'complete resort'.

As per Dirt, the property features a 'world-class gym, full-size tennis court, an at-home baseball diamond [...] dozens of olive trees, an elevator, movie theater, a music studio - installed by Van Halen, naturally - plus both indoor and outdoor swimming pools'.

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Johnson clearly has the cash to spend now, but life hasn't always been quite so affluent for the former wrestler.

In fact, he recently gave a new car to lifelong friend Bruno Lauer - who worked as a WWE wrestling manager under the name Harvey Wippleman in the 90s - saying it was a thank you for helping him out when he was down and out.

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Sharing an emotional video shared on Instagram, the former wrestler explained: "Meet one of my lifelong friends, Bruno Lauer - or I prefer to call him, 'Downtown Bruno'.

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"My mom and I were evicted off the island of Hawaii and I was sent to Nashville, Tennessee to live with my dad.

"When I landed in Nashville, I quickly found out I wasn't gonna live with my dad.

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"S*** happens, plans change and that's the way it goes.

"Instead, I told I was gonna live with a guy named Bruno. Who at the time lived in a tiny room at a spot called the Alamo Plaza motel.

"Bruno could've (and should've) said 'hell no, I'm not takin' in some kid who I don't know.'

"But he didn't.

"He took this punk kid in and we became lifelong friends."

Johnson then went on to say this wasn't the only time Bruno had helped him out. Nine years later when Johnson went off to kick start his wrestling career in Memphis - with just '$7 in his pocket' - once again, Bruno gave him a place to stay and helped him get on his feet.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Property, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

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