Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend Alexandra Grant look like two peas in a pod on the red carpet.
The 57-year-old actor and 49-year-old artist were photographed together in June at the 2022 Museum of Contemporary Art Gala in Los Angeles, where, according to Vanity Fair, they posed hand-in-hand on the carpet and giggled together.
The outlet reports that the pair first sparked dating rumors when they attended the Saint Laurent fashion show together in June 2019. Later that year, the speculation was confirmed after they became red carpet official at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.
Reeves and Grant’s love story began in 2011, when they started out as friends and collaborators on Reeves’s book Ode to Happiness. The duo joined forces again in 2016 on a joint book titled Shadows, and in 2017, founded a publishing company together called X Artists’ Books. At some point along the way, the duo’s dynamic turned romantic.
In February 2020, actress Jennifer Tilly — a friend of Grant’s — revealed to Page Six that the two had been dating for quite awhile under the radar.
“I remember a couple of years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Grant] said, ‘Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,’ and I’m like, ‘Wait. What? What? What?’ She was so cool I thought she was a lesbian.” The actress added, “I think why everybody went crazy is that they’re sort of the perfect couple. I think everybody wishes that they had something like that. It’s not a razzle dazzle Hollywood romance.” Tilly added that Reeves is “a really great guy,” and that he’s “really lucky” to be dating such a “cool, elegant woman.”
Vanity Fair reports that Grant is Reeves’ first public partner since his breakup with Jennifer Syme, who he dated for several years throughout the ’90s before ‘the grief over having a stillborn child became too much for both of them to bear.’ Even after their split, however, Reeves and Syme remained friends until Syme passed away in a car crash in 2001.
Fortunately, it seems a beautiful love has found Reeves once again.
“Everyone is ecstatic that he’s finally found happiness with such a wonderful woman,” a source told Life & Style in November 2019. “Keanu doesn’t stop raving about her! She’s kind, warm and spiritual, just like Keanu, and a great communicator. She’s one of the few people who has managed to get Keanu to open up about his emotions and past.”