Jessica Simpson knew she had found her new home in the Hollywood Hills after she went to view it and it "hugged" her. The 26-year-old was searching for her own place after divorcing Nick Lachey and she admits she immediately fell in love with the vine-covered home in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles. Simpson purchased the mansion from high-powered Hollywood manager Rick Yorn. It was once owned by US talk show host Ellen Degeneres. The star tells American Elle magazine, "I ran into Ellen the other night, and she said it was her favourite house of all time. "It was the second house I looked at, and I fell in love with it. I walked into it and it just hugged me." Simpson says her new home suits her much better than the large Mediterranean "MCMansion" she shared with Lachey during the filming of their reality show NEWLYWEDS: NICK + JESSICA. She adds, "This place is totally different. I'm not really a big-house fan."