The Gone Girl star's kids have left home for college and Ward and her husband of 25 years, Howard Sherman, have decided to sell up and move on.

And they've quickly found the perfect buyer for their dream home.

"We have sold our house to Jennifer Lopez...," Sela tells Access Hollywood Live. "It's a really special house, more for the grounds. You're in a canyon and it's not like you're in the middle of a big city."

The actress reveals she met J.Lo after she'd bought the home and enjoyed telling the singer all about the property's benefits.

"I was happy to hand it over to her and these adorable children (Jennifer's twins Max and Emme) and I think it's so important when your life is so crazy like that, as a celebrity, particularly at her level, to have this respite where you can really nurture your family and your soul," Ward explains. "That's really what this house is."

Sela and her husband are now residing in New York, where the actress lived in her 20s.

"I'm really excited," she beams.