When she’s not trundling around town in her pink Rolls Royce SUV — “The only factory-painted pink Cullinan in the world,” as she likes to remind her viewers — or crying on the kitchen floor about her former BFFs David Dobrik and Jeffree Star, veteran internet celebrity Trisha Paytas is living it up, splashing the cash on her legendarily lavish lifestyle. And last week, the Riverside, Calif., native completed her biggest splurge to date — the acquisition of an impressive property out in the family-friendly city of Westlake Village, about an hour northwest of Downtown L.A. by car. The OG YouTuber paid $3.7 million for the sprawling estate, tax records reveal.
It’s been a long and notably hard road to the top for Paytas, who began her career as a teenage stripper and escort working the mean streets of Hollywood while “sucking dick for $5 a pop,” in her own words. She was fired from a variety of retail and waitressing jobs in her early adult years, but her outsized personality scored her dozens of bit-part TV roles, many of them as background extras. Eventually, her personality scored her viral social media fame, and today, the 32-year-old ranks as one of YouTube’s most enduring and well-known faces. She’s also one of the platform’s most-viewed creators of all time, with a whopping 2.1 billion lifetime views to her name.
And 2020 brought new career highs for Paytas. The famously controversial influencer is widely believed to have raked in millions by posting explicit videos of herself on the adults-exclusive OnlyFans website. She also co-hosts “Frenemies,” a wildly popular and undeniably entertaining YouTube podcast alongside Ethan Klein of H3H3 fame and fortune. (Klein is the brother-in law of Paytas’ fiancée, Israeli artist Moses Hacmon, with whom she co-purchased the Westlake Village property.)
Set within a 24/7 guard-gated country club community and behind private driveway gates of its own, the new Paytas mansion is highly secure and admirably private, with no immediate neighbors. Past the mature palm trees and verdant landscaping, the long drive leads to a motorcourt with room for 12+ cars. There’s also a four-car attached garage with room for the Paytas-Hacmon family’s small group of expensive rides, which also includes a Bentley and Porsche.
The nearly 7,500-square-foot house was built in 1990 and underwent a full-scale renovation last year courtesy of the previous owners, a non-famous couple. The red tile-roofed, vaguely Italianate villa offers an unconventional floorplan sees a grand outdoor staircase leading between and past the garage on its way to the front door, which is set off to the side of the main structure.
Inside, grandly-scaled living spaces include a foyer and that faces the home’s stone staircase and is flanked by formal living and dining rooms, the former with a fireplace and bronze chandelier, the latter separated from the foyer by three chunky columns. The eye-popping kitchen includes quartz-slathered countertops and designer appliances — there’s a glass-fronted Viking refrigerator that likely cost more than a new Mercedes C-Class and a separate wine refrigerator,. The tremendous family room sports another fireplace and opens, via a series of French doors, to a vast terrace with a grassy yard, a pool and spa, full outdoor kitchen, and a huge stone patio with plenty of room for full-scale entertaining.
There’s also an elevator that accesses the main and upper levels plus the full lower wing, and a movie theater with leather-lined captain’s chair style seating. The upstairs master suite flaunts a vast bedroom with a sitting area and marble fireplace, plus a “Four Seasons-style” master bath “that rivals any spa you’ve ever been to,” per the listing. There are gold Calacatta marble fixtures, dual showers, dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate steam room, while the closet will easily accommodate Paytas’ million-dollar collection of designer handbags.
Other residents within Paytas’ new gated enclave include Heather Locklear, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, and former MLB star Jered Weaver. And immediately next door to her new digs lies an even larger mansion currently owned by NuVet vitamin tycoon Blake Kirschbaum, who recently paid a record $35 million for the biggest estate in all of Westlake Village.