|Santa Barbara Ranch, California|
Ex Mr Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are having a tough time unloading their home–which they put up for sale after their marriage hit the rocks following Arnold’s indescretions. The ex-couple had their Carpinteria,California home on hte market since January.
Maria reportedly thinks they can’t find a buyer because the house has “bad energy”. The power due spent $4.7 million for the 25-acre historic Santa Barbara Ranch Monte Alegro tract. “She thinks the land has bad energy,” a friend of the family said. “Maria’s a very spiritual person and she don’t want any negativity in her life, especially after everything she went through, so she just wants it gone from her life.
The 25-acre property is a historic part of Santa Barbara, boasting such old-Hollywood inhabitants as Clark Gable, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart, making the $4.495 million asking price seem like a steal. Still, it’s difficult to sell a property when everyone knows its dark backstory, especially when it was formerly owned by someone famous enough to get it in all the tabloids. The “bad energy” is one thing, but lack of privacy is quite another.
Shriver, according to the family friend, is anxious to get the house sold and be done with it, as it’s the remaining piece linking her to Arnold and their marriage. As for Schwarzenegger, he’s got problems elsewhere; the family of a stunt member who died on the set of “The Expendables 2″ is suing the makers of the film for wrongful death, which could throw some bad publicity towards the movie during opening week.