Director/producer/writer/indie film guy extraordinaire Spike Jonze set the bar rather high in terms of gift-giving back in 2011.
He and his sister, Julia Spiegel Lunn, bought a .35 million condo that was reportedly a present for their mother, Sandy Granzow.
Certainly, it would seem like he was dating someone easier to control or less mature, which is what Catherine’s responses are about.
“You wanted to have a wife without the challenges of dealing with anything real.”But hey, there is a happy ending.
Since Karen is constantly touring and doing promotion, most of their relationship occurs over the phone.
And as Karen, who was in her mid-20s, met tons of interesting people and grew, she naturally changed over time.
The 2,279-square-foot condo actually combined a one-bedroom unit and a two-bedroom one, so it was definitely roomy enough for Jonze, his sister, and his mother to all comfortably have some family dinners, bonding, and the like.
They even run into Anna Farris’ character Kelly, who’s clearly a riff on Cameron Diaz (whom Spike directed in BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), as Kelly promotes a CHARLIE’S ANGELS-style film.]After they divorced in 2003, Spike began dating Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their debut album “Fever To Tell” in 2003 and became well-known very quickly. Karen and Spike broke up in 2005, but stayed creative collaborators, with Karen doing the songs for Spike’s film of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and co-writing with Spike “The Moon Song” for HER, which got them both Oscar nominations.