ENTERTAINMENT
04/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mary J. Blige Buys $12M New Jersey Mansion

Grammy winner Mary J. Blige plunked down $12.3 million in cash for a Saddle River, N.J., mansion, the Daily News has learned.

"She fell in love with this one," a source said of Blige, who checked out several houses in the swanky area before settling on the 18,250-square-foot dream pad.

Thanks to the sagging housing market, the 37-year-old best-selling singer got a relative bargain.

The house originally went on the market last year for $17 million and was reduced this year to $13.9 million, the source said.

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