In an exclusive update, Celebuzz has obtained details on the island property where embattled couple Chris Brown and Rihanna have reportedly reunited.
People magazine reports the pair have enlisted the help of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his extravagant home on Miami’s Star Island.
“It’s like a compound,” a source tells Celebuzz, “there are two guest properties, one of which where [Combs' mother] Janice lives when she visits. The gem is the main house, however.”
And what a gem. It counts neighbors like Gloria Estefan in walking distance. The property was acquired by Combs from record honcho Tommy Mottola for $20 million, fully furnished complete with original safari prints by artist Peter Beard.
“The house is very minimal, very zen,” the source said. “It’s where Diddy goes to get away.”
If Rihanna and Brown, 20 and 19 respectively, are indeed holed up on the island, it’s only in the lap of luxury.
The property gates are adorned with the rapper’s initials “PD,” for P. Diddy. A large statue of buddah greets guests at the main house entrance, followed by a grand foyer lined with river rocks.
“The formal dining room is gorgeous and the focal point of the house, but the kitchen is where everyone congregates,” the source said.
The commercial-sized kitchen leads to a veranda that spans the entire home, drenched in wicker furniture overlooking a grey stone pool, also lined in river rocks.
“Staff is everywhere, there’s a chef on call 24-hours, and he only burns Dyptique Baies candles.”
Guests of Diddy’s at the retreat have included Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Bruce Willis and baseball star Derek Jeter.
The show-stopper, however, is an epic dock capped off in a lush cabana overlooking the water.
“You could anchor a Carnival cruise [on the dock],” says our source.
Reps for Brown and Rihanna could not be reached for comment.