Don’t call it a comeback, but Riley Reid — one of the world’s highest paid adult film actresses — has bought a brand-new, $4.8 million estate in the desirable L.A. suburb of Pasadena. Located within the coveted Linda Vista neighborhood pocket, the hilltop spread is just an easy U-Haul move away for the 29-year-old social media star, who’s long resided in the neighboring San Gabriel Valley community of Altadena.
Born Ashley Mathews in suburban Florida, Reid began her pornographic career as a teenager, initially earning “less than $1,000” for each explicit video she filmed. Since then, the adult industry has undergone an upheaval with the arrival of OnlyFans, a platform that allows performers to monetize their content without the aid of money-hungry distributors and production companies. Reid has established herself as one of the most-followed models on OnlyFans, and while she won’t comment on her exact earnings, other top performers on the site — Trisha Paytas and Lana Rhoades, for example — have been known to rake in well over $1 million per month.
Though her income from OnlyFans and other outlets — Snapchat Premium and her own website — has made her essentially set for life, Reid has also been upfront about the struggles she’s faced as a sex worker; estranged from her entire family, she finds it difficult to form meaningful relationships, and “would not” advise anyone to enter the adult industry. Still, things are looking up — last month, Reid announced her engagement to Latvian parkour artist and fellow social media celebrity Pasha Petkuns.
In any case, Reid paid the full asking price for her new digs, which lie out of public view, down an epically long gated driveway spanning 450 feet, per the listing. Mature oak and pine trees line the drive to the property, which culminates in a blacktopped motorcourt with space for a half-dozen cars — there’s also an attached garage with room for two more.