By Jeannette Walls MSNBC Updated: 12:01 a.m. PT Oct 18, 2006 Janet Jackson must be optimistic about sales of her new album; the singer is reportedly shopping for $30 million apartments.
The singer went apartment hunting recently and was interested in a 9,000-square-foot “crib” in a high-rise in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. She was considering a move there with boyfriend/producer Jermaine Dupri, according to Upscale magazine.
If the deal goes through, it would be one of the highest prices ever paid for a New York apartment. It’s not a record-breaker, though: last year media mogul Rupert Murdoch paid $44 million for a 19-room apartment on Fifth Avenue.
While apartment hunting, Jackson reportedly confirmed rumors that she had briefly dated Matthew McConaughey, though she is very serious about Dupri and would like to have children with him — while denying buzz that the two are secretly married.
She did, however, reveal that Dupri has even more shoes than she does. While viewing the massive walk-in closets, she told Upscale, “Jermaine could take the bigger one. He has way more shoes than I do and I’m a shoe sleeper!”