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Matt Damon, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Anna Kournikova, Hulk Hogan, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal, Gianni Versace, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Madonna, Pit Bull, Flo Rida, Rosie O’Donnell, Lil’ Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Bosh, and the cast of “Jersey Shore” have at one point or another called Miami home. But they didn’t make the list…find out who did in our list of the top five celebrities who call Miami home.

1 Jennifer Lopez

Although J. Lo claims to still be “Jenny from the block,” she’s traded in The Bronx for her adopted hometown, Miami. As part-owner of the Miami Dolphins, Lopez and hubby Marc Antony are often spotted out and about in South Beach, and not just for VIP openings or red carpet events.

2 LeBron James

LeBron grew up in the small town of Akron, Ohio, and spent seven years in the NBA as one of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star players. But LeBron has a new zip code these days. On July 1, LeBron officially became a free agent. One week later, he was becoming one of infamous Miami Heat triumvirate. He recently became the proud owner of a $9 million, eight-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion that overlooks the bay in Coconut Grove.

3 Shakira

Shakira purchased her waterfront Miami Beach home back in 2001 when the production of her first album “Laundry Service” was not even yet completed. She has since called Miami her home away from home. After all, it’s the closest U.S. city (about a three-hour plane ride) to her native country of Colombia.

4 Diddy

Diddy may do business from his penthouse in New York City, but when this Bad Boy wants to let loose and party, he heads down to his luxurious estate on the coveted Star Island.

5 Gloria and Emilio Estefan

This celebrity power couple, who are often regarded as two of the most influential Hispanics in the entertainment world, are proud to call Star Island home. Gloria was raised in Miami and attended both Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and the University of Miami, and Emilio moved here as a teenager. The couple currently owns and runs five locations of the signature Bongos Cuban Café in South Florida.

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