Delta Goodrem sets down roots in Beverly Hills

Delta Goodrem has put down roots in the US, buying a home in the Hollywood Hills.

Goodrem bought the five-bedroom, four-bathroom, double-storey home after having looked around for the perfect base in the US real estate market for months.

“Yes, that is true. It is a great time to buy and it was a good opportunity at this time to get into the market there,” Goodrem said.

“I started saying to myself last year I would find a base and at Christmas time I started looking.”

Goodrem, who performed at the Forever New Spring collection launch in Melbourne last night, said home ownership in the US did not mean she was leaving Australia behind.

“I love Australia and it will always be home,” she said. “In fairness, I have spent so much time there (LA). I know it just as well as I know anywhere.

“I noticed the change in the air that a lot more things were coming up there (in the US) and it was a good time for me to be there and have a home there, especially while I write this record.”

Goodrem, who is working on her fourth album, also dismissed speculation she had secretly wed her fiance, Brian McFadden.

The rumours started after he began referring to her as his wife.

“I call him my husband as well,” she said.

“We are together coming up six years, and we do feel married, but we have not had a ceremony – no.

“We are a strong, long-term, committed couple. We have homes together.

“The ceremony, whenever that happens, great, but when it comes to being committed and long-term, we are as strong as they get.”

Goodrem said she was planning a slight change in musical direction with her new album.

“The last record I was consciously a little more pop and I think this record is not in that style as much,” she said. “It is probably a little more earthy. I am a little more flat shoes at the moment. A little more stripped back.”

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