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Celebrity Bachelor Pads

It's not unusual for celebrities to get married in a minute. But as illustrated by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, these sprints to the altar don’t always work out, and it's back to the bachelor pad.

Humphries is now reportedly holing up in his custom-built man cave in Minnesota, licking his wounds and/or watching lots of football.

As with Humphries and his newfound bachelordom, bachelor pads are not just the houses of the never-married young man-about-town. As love interests and marital statuses change, so do housing needs, so divorcing men move back on their own again.

It also goes the other way, when celebrities graduate to more family-oriented housing. Suddenly a famous, single entertainer might discover the pitter-patter of little feet are imminent and then need to find a safer or more practical house to accommodate an expanding family.

What follows is a selection of 10 celebrity bachelor pads, provided by Realtor.com. Some of these homes are former single-guy houses for sale. In some cases, the bachelors recently moved in; one of the manly houses of a dashing new dad is available to rent for $18,000 a month. Almost all of them are in Los Angeles, although one famous villa is positioned on a lake in Italy.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 29 December, 2011