According to a report in the Nashville Post, the high-end real estate market in Music City, USA, is booming thanks to rumors that blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson recently purchased a home for $3.47 million in the Northumberland gated community in Forest Hills.

In recent months, the former Mrs. Nick Lachey has become a fixture in Nashville as she records her upcoming country album. And the whispers going around the city say that she’s the still-anonymous celebrity who bought the deluxe mansion, which sprawls out over 11,000 square feet and contains seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two half-baths, all inside a gated subdivision featuring a pool and tennis courts.

If it is the Employee of the Month star who’s behind the purchase, she will soon be able to call country superstar LeAnn Rimes neighbor as the 25-year-old singer lives down the street.

"Jessica will love her new neighborhood," one source tells OK!. "There’s the Greenhouse and Corner Pub, as well as high-end, celebrity-friendly salon Trumps and shopping destinations Louis Vuitton, BCBG, Tiffany &Co. and chic shoe boutique The Perfect Pair."

However, the folks in Forest Hills shouldn’t necessarily be getting their hopes up for a Simpson sighting anytime soon. A rep for the singer tells OK! that the singer/actress "absolutely did not buy a house in Nashville."


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