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Publicist: Jay Leno buys home in Newport

Jay Leno puchases home in Newport. (WJAR)

Entertainer Jay Leno has purchased a home in Newport, Rhode Island, his publicist Dick Guttman confirmed to NBC 10 News.

Leno and his wife Mavis, purchased the Seafair for more than $10 million on November 30, according to land records. Richard L. Bready, the former chairman, CEO and president of Nortek Inc. and current member of the Roger Williams University Board of Trustees, was the seller. Leno's publicist Dick Guttman told NBC 10 News that he didn't have details of the purchase, but said: "All I know is that Mavis and Jay have impeccable taste so I'm sure it's beautiful."

The iconic Ocean Avenue mansion was host to a fundraising event for President Barack Obama in 2014.


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