Laurie Jennings is moving on up. To Broward County, that is.
The WPLG-Channel 10 star, one of the few prominent local TV personalities who calls Miami home, is doing what many have done before her: Jennings, her health care entrepreneur husband and their twins are moving to suburbia.
Jennings, whose cool, hip downtown style could never be mistaken for that of a soccer mom, just signed off on a deal to buy a $1.7 million mansion in the Hawks Landing neighborhood of Plantation.
The family is moving into a 6,000-square-foot crib with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a small home theater, according to Broward County records.
Jennings and hubby Josh Salman took a steep loss on their Coconut Grove house — sold in April for $1.9 million.
That’s $200,000 less than what they paid for in 2005.
Jennings didn’t reply to an email asking whether she’ll miss the old Magic City.
Real Housewife hitched
The Real Housewives of Miami’s Joanna Krupa got hitched to Miami Beach nightclub owner Romain Zago Thursday night in California after more than three years of an on-again, off-again romance.
The Polish model’s walk down the aisle took place at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort near San Diego.
Bootleg photos of the ceremony show Krupa wore a Chargoury number encrusted with crystal, and a 10-foot ruffle train in the back and low, low cut in the front.
Krupa also wore a veil and beaded tiara and a silver bracelet.
The guests? Most of the Housewives were there, of course, but they won’t admit to it because the wedding’s part of Season 3, coming to Bravo in late fall.
“Can’t talk about it,” said series co-star Lea Black. “Can’t say whether I was there or not.”
Lil Wayne makes good
Rapper Lil Wayne will get to keep his waterfront home and Bugatti after all.
Papers filed this week with the Miami-Dade County Clerk’s office show the little guy finally paid a $3.4 million judgment won against him in California by a music producer.
At first, Weezy vowed he wouldn’t pay. But his bark was worse than his bite.
Back in November, a Los Angeles jury found that Lil Wayne, 30, cheated producer Quincy Jones III out of potential profits by blocking the release of a documentary about him.
By April, Lil Wayne still hadn’t paid the piper. But when David Goldstein, Jones’ Miami attorney, domesticated the Cali judgment Florida, the writing was on the wall.
Goldstein was just prepping to go after the Lollipop singer’s assets in South Florida, including the $11.6 million digs he owns on exclusive La Gorce Island, and some of the prized cars parked there, when the check was written.
Goldstein didn’t comment.
The argument between plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein and Miami Beach preservationists who say he shouldn’t level his historic Star Island home has spilled onto Facebook.
In dozens of exchanges often dripping with sarcasm, those who want Hochstein to restore the mansion instead of leveling are calling on him to “be a hero,” while Hochstein offered the group to buy him out for $15 million. (The 1925 house is appraised at $9.5 million!)
Check out the fireworks on the Protect Miami Beach Historic Homes page.