Pop beauty Beyonce Knowles has splashed out a fortune on five luxury Miami beach apartments.

The Crazy In Love diva is finally ready to leave her parents' Texan home after shelling out $2.4 million (GBP1.5 million) for the homes, situated on the 33rd floor of a beachfront towerblock in the area known as Millionaire's Row.

The exclusive 44-floor building has everything a pop princess could want - a top class gym including saunas, steamrooms and whirlpools, two floodlit tennis courts, a landscaped promenade and a billiard and entertainment centre are sure to keep the Destiny's Child babe busy.

But sensible Beyonce, who once said she'd hate "to be in a big place alone", has no intention of spoiling herself too much - she'll live in one of the apartments, but the other four will be rented out as investments.

17/07/2003 02:08