She may be a household name, but Kathy Griffin has never forgotten her modest roots in Illinois. In fact, as the two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress shows us around her lavish home in the celebrity enclave of Bel-Air, Calif., she’s the first to recognize its grandeur.
“I mean, nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms,” says the star of docu-comedy film Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story. “Come on. Next door to the Kardashians! It doesn’t get more ridiculous.”
With infectious energy and a ready smile, the star is a warm host to HELLO! Canada. As she invites us exclusively into her home, she points out highlights – the formal dining room where she holds get-togethers and insists on a no-cellphone policy; the elevator; the guest book open to an entry from, yep, Kim Kardashian West!
Now 59, Kathy is enjoying the spoils of hard work she put in to make the proverbial showbiz dream come true: she moved to L.A. in her late teens, studied her craft and locked down roles where she could. She shares the stunning dream home with partner Randy Bick and their two dogs, Olivia and Elliott.
One of her home’s most stunning spots – and her gorgeous, lavish hideaway has no shortage of them! – is her handsomely-styled walk-in closet. The beautiful space is decorated with Vogue covers, Louis Vuitton handbags and suitcases and plenty of books dedicated to style and fashion. It’s a luxurious space adjacent to her spacious marble bathroom and master bedroom.
“Once I close that door, it’s like having an apartment inside my house,” she says of the upstairs oasis, a sanctuary from the rest of the world.
Meanwhile, the main floor of the home is equally inviting, with a modern yet cozy living room, as well as a kitchen and sitting room that looks out on to a sprawling yard and canyon views. (Oh, and one floor below: the screening room, ideal for date nights!)
Pick up Issue 691 of HELLO! Canada at newsstands across the country for a full look at the star’s incredible abode and our exclusive interview. You can also buy the magazine for iPhone and tablet!