DISGRACED pastor Carl Lentz’s $4.29million Manhattan Beach rental “paid for by billionaire Tyler Perry” has gone up for sale, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The former Hillsong leader, who was ousted from the celebrity church following his cheating scandal last year, moved into the 4,556 square-foot luxury pad in November last year.
Ex pastor Carl Lentz was fired by Hillsong Church last year after admitting he was unfaithfulCredit: Getty
Carl and his family relocated to Los Angeles, where they hunkered down in this swish Manhattan beach padCredit: realtor.com
The Sun revealed pal Tyler paid almost $100,000 for the $16,000 a month rental for six months as Carl moved from New York, but he, wife Laura and their three kids, are now having to vacate the home.
A real estate source confirmed to The Sun the house is “under contract” and the current residents are not the new buyers, adding that the sale should be completed within weeks.
An insider also claimed Carl has been cut off by most of his friends and is struggling to plot his next move having lost his main income, while his wife also left her post at Hillsong after it emerged he’d been unfaithful.
They told The Sun: “He’s reached out to basically everyone in his friend group and some who are still at Hillsong but no-one will get back to him.
Photographs show a plush white and gold kitchen in the property which is now on the market for more than $4millionCredit: realtor.com
The abode offers luxury Restoration Hardware furnishings throughout and boasts a cosy beach vibeCredit: realtor.com
“Carl is not making the money he used to and is still planning his next move.
“It’s possible they may go back to the East Coast as Carl has family in Virginia and Connecticut, but staying in Los Angeles is the goal.
“He’s trying to get a TV show out here but it isn’t working out, none of the networks have picked it up so far.”
Their five bed, four and half bath rental, which sits on a .14-acre lot, is just steps from the ocean in Manhattan Beach, and is being listed by Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate.
It went up for sale on February 26 for $4,295,000, a knock down from the previous price of $4,595,000 last November before Carl began renting the property with his family.
Photographs obtained by The Sun show the home offers Restoration Hardware furnishings throughout and includes an formal entry with a modern quartz chandelier.
Carl is still with wife Laura despite his admission and the pair are said to be working on their marriageCredit: Instagram
The five bed, four and a half bath home sits on a .14-acre lot and is just steps from the beachCredit: realtor.com
Pal Tyler Perry came to the rescue and plunked down almost $100,000 for the six month rental, according to sourcesCredit: Getty
“The spacious great room is an entertainers dream. Seamlessly float from the gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, serving station and island with breakfast bar, to the dining area and main living room,” an online description reads.
The property boasts built-in cabinets, a dramatic fireplace to hide an entertainment system and French doors to let in the ocean breeze from the lushly landscaped back yard.
The master bedroom also includes a private balcony with a spa-like en-suite complete with a jet tub and walk-in wardrobe, while the home also offers a large wine cellar, three car garage, and multiple storage spaces.
Cal and Laura sold their $1.5million home in the North Jersey town of Montclair on October 23, shortly before he was fired, although it’s not known how much they got from the sale.
Following the ex-church leader’s alleged months-long affair with Ranin Karim being exposed by The Sun, Carl and his wife of 17 years – along with their children – moved from New York City to California.
Carl and his family headed for the West Coast after The Sun revealed his affair with designer Ranin KarimCredit: Instagram
Carl and his wife shared the luxury home with their three childrenCredit: realtor.com
Multiple sources revealed to The Sun that Tyler, 51, shelled out money up front to cover a lease to house the Lentz family, with photographs showing them moving into the home and hanging out on the beach nearby.
In addition to paying the $96,000 price tag, the Madea actor has also been lending emotional support to his pal.
Reps for both Tyler and Carl declined to comment when contacted by The Sun.
“Tyler has been friends with Carl and his wife Laura for years and is sticking by them and their kids during this difficult time,” a source said.
The House Of Payne star and creator has been a longtime confidant of the Lentz family, though they are rarely pictured together.
Hillsong launched an investigation after Ranin revealed all about their months-long affairCredit: Instagram
The family have been staying low key since their move, but have been spotted on beach days together after moving into their temporary homeCredit: Instagram
In 2018, the Georgia native posted a picture of him reading Carl’s book, Own The Moment, on a private plane as Tyler praised the spiritual novel as a “moving” read.
They were also both represented by the same LA-based PR company, Sunshine Sachs, which includes a roster of celebrity clients, such as the Duchess of Sussex herself Meghan Markle before they dropped Carl.
His former mistress Ranin revealed all about their affair in an exclusive interview with The Sun, claiming he initially told her he was an unmarried sports agent, before she looked him up online.
The stunning brunette said: “I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other.
“He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship.”
Hillsong announced the famous Christian figure was no longer a member of the church due to “moral failures” and “breach of trust.”
In a statement posted, Justin Bieber’s former close pal admitted he was unfaithful but assured fans he was “building back trust in his marriage.”