Diane Kruger Says That Norman Reedus Is Such An Impulse Buyer That He Once Bought A House In California Without Getting The Okay From Her First
FINALLY, some extremely relatable content! I mean, who hasn’t just casually dropped millions of dollars on a house after casually seeing it during a casual open house on a casual Sunday? We all have! “Oh shit, you just reminded me that I casually bought an $8 million house before brunch a couple of weeks ago” is probably what you just said to yourself. And well, Norman Reedus, Diane Kruger’s fiance and the father of her 3-year-old daughter, is just like all of us! While on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Diane talked about how Norman decided to buy a house and relocate their family from New York to California without so much as getting a thumbs-up emoji from her. Pacey would never!
Diane was on JKL! to promote her Roku series Swimming with Shark, and right after she sat down to talk to Jimmy Kimmel, he brought up the last time that Norman was on the show. Norman talked about buying a California house without Diane knowing it, and she wasn’t that amused by it. But Diane said that impulse buying is Norman’s thing.
Jimmy: I don’t want to start trouble. I do, actually. When Norman was here last time, and I want to follow up on this, and I hope you don’t mind me asking. He mentioned that you guys had seen a house and that he just went and bought it without really getting the okay from you.
Diane: When he says, “We’ve seen it,” it was like we drove by, he was dropping me off at a table read actually for Swimming with Sharks. You know, it’s a Sunday and you know how those houses are like open and you can just walk in? We looked at it. It was pretty. We live in New York, by the way. So then he drops me off and I come out of my table read and there’s like fifty messages that start with, “I love that house. I stayed another hour. What do you think?” Next message, “Should we move to California? I don’t know. I just think for our kid it would be so nice. You know what, how about we make an offer? You know what, I made an offer. We got the house!”
Jimmy: And you were displeased as I recall.
Diane: No, it was a beautiful house. I don’t want to complain too much, but I had not considered relocating to California, which we did. So it was great.
Jimmy: Is this the sort of thing he does regularly?
Diane: Yes. I call him like a mad midnight shopper cause like the most obscure objects show up the next day, like weird balls to massage his feet, toothbrushes-
Jimmy: A house.
Diane: A house. Nine motorcycles, literally.
Jimmy: You must have a very strong relationship to get through that.
Diane: I keep telling myself that.
Norman wanted some weird balls to massage his feet? That loud cartoon running sound you just heard is Quentin Tarantino scurrying hard into Norman Reedus’ DMs. Here’s Diane telling a totally relatable story on JKL!:
The house that Norman bought for them is a 7,700 square foot Hollywood Hills “castle” that has four bedrooms, four full baths, and three half baths. It was renovated by the Novogratzes (Never forget: Bravo’s 9 by Design). Variety said that Norman bought it in 2020 for $8.5 million and paid all cash. It was originally listed for almost $13 million two years before. And it really was an impulse buy because Norman and Diane sold it a year later for $8.9 million after listing it for $9.25 million. The pictures of it are here if you want to see that, but this is what the outside looks like:
Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger seek $9.25 million for their Hollywood Hills castle https://t.co/e8dAHfdy3v
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 22, 2021
This really is some rich people shit. Norman closed that deal in an afternoon, while the regulars offer 100% above asking, no inspection, the passwords to all their streaming services, their firstborn, and a kidney, and they still get hit with the response, “Sorry, they got a better offer.” But it makes sense that Norman didn’t care about getting an inspection or anything. Like he’s really worried about the water pressure in the shower. Shit, I doubt he cares if the shower works at all!