Queen Latifah’s New Jersey Home for Sale
Fresh off her gig at the Grammy Awards where she officiated over a mass wedding of 33 couples, Queen Latifah is America's queen of versatility. Born and raised in New Jersey by her mother who was a schoolteacher and her father who was a police officer, Dana Elaine Owens claimed the stage name "Queen Latifah" as a teenager and never looked back.
This naturally talented woman started in hip hop, has the voice to sing "America the Beautiful" and has appeared in more than 30 films, TV sitcoms and music productions. She is the star of her own TV talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show" and a go-to commercial star promoting cosmetics, pizza, underwear and weight loss products.
Along with the excitement and fame that comes from making it to the top, Latifah has had her share of tragedy. Her brother was killed on a motorcycle she had just given him, and she still wears the key to that motorcycle around her neck.
Another violent tragedy occurred when the car in which she was riding was hijacked and her boyfriend was shot and killed. Surrounded by hard work and life's battle scars from past events, Latifah remains grounded and continues to succeed at new adventures.
Queen Latifah has lived in her Colts Neck, New Jersey home for the last 12 years, but with the time it takes to produce her talk show, decided that a move to the West Coast would make more sense. She has recently placed her 7,000-square-foot, nine-acre New Jersey estate on the market.
The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion is impeccably maintained with pristine landscaped grounds, a five-car garage and heated Olympic-size swimming pool. The interior has huge spaces for entertaining, is open and filled with light, has an exercise room, a game room, and four fireplaces.
Queen Latifah has put her nine-acre New Jersey estate on the market and is asking $2.4 million.