Credit: Ray Mickshaw / FOX Photo: Simon's "House" on The X Factor 2012

Devastating news, X Factor fans. Last night, we thought we had a first-hand glimpse at Britney Spears's home (sorry, historic mansion), but alas. It was a fake!

Tragically, the X Factor judges didn't want fans to see their real houses, and instead opted to use faux homes belonging to total randoms. Well, if MLB star Alex Rodriguez counts as a random...

According to TMZ, ARod's Miami pad was used as Simon Cowell's digs and is currently listed for sale at $38,000,000. So, where does Simon really live? Beverly Hills ––just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Britney's real home in Calabasas, which looks nothing like her fake house on X Factor. For starters, Britney's real home is covered with inflatable Santas all year ‘round and has an infinity kiddie pool.

Sigh, we've never felt so played. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, we might find your real address.

Source: TMZ

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