Keanu Reeves is known for keeping his love life a secret, so most of the world didn’t know much about his past relationships. In 2003, his close friend and fellow actor Josh Richman told PEOPLE, “People think, ‘Keanu Reeves, he should be dating supermodels.'” Keanu doesn’t see it that way, though. Do they go out together? I don’t think so. Does he know what to do with women to have fun? Absolutely. He adores women.”
Reeves told Parade in 2019 that he doesn’t quite understand why people are so interested in him, but he doesn’t mind it. “I moved to Hollywood so I could work in movies. I’m grateful to have had that chance, but I’m just a private person, and it’s nice that that can still exist,” he said, adding shyly, “Well, I’m not married.”
What a good person! Let’s look at Keanu Reeves’s past girlfriends and his relationship with Alexandra Grant.
Is Keanu Reeves Married?
Keanu Reeves has been dating the famous artist Alexandra Grant since 2019. There were rumors that they were dating after they were seen together at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. After confirming the cute coupling to People, an inside source claimed, “Keanu wants to share his life with her openly. He is very grateful and happy to have Alex in his life. They started dating earlier this year but didn’t want anyone to know.
People have heard that Keanu is about to ask Alexandra to marry him. In April, the star of “Constantine” was seen shopping for engagement rings in West Hollywood, which led to more rumors. A source recently told US Weekly, “People in his circle say that he will probably propose at some point. But he’s not in a hurry and doesn’t need a paper to tell him that Alexandra is the one. They are soulmates committed to each other for life, and after all this time together, it just keeps getting better.”
Who is Keanu Reeves’ Current Girlfriend?
Reeves has been dating artist Alexandra Grant since sometime in 2019. In June that year, they were seen holding hands at a Saint Laurent fashion show. A month before that, they went to a benefit together. But the public didn’t notice them together until November of that year when they walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala hand in hand.
People said at the time that the two had been together for a few months. At the time, a source said, “Keanu wants to be honest with her about his life. He is very grateful and happy to have Alex in his life. They started dating earlier this year but didn’t want anyone to know.
Grant joked to Vogue U.K. that the news made her more popular in her inner circle, but then she got serious: “I think everyone I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating,” she said. “But the question I’ve been asking through all of this is, ‘What is the chance for good?'” When asked if they were going to get married, she was coy, which is understandable since she was dating “the Internet’s boyfriend.” “Love at every level is deeply important to my identity. What a way to avoid the question! I don’t think that being alone is the answer. As a painter, I spend a lot of time alone, but I value the time I spend with others.
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Are Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant Together?
Before they went public with their relationship, Reeves and Grant had known each other for years and worked with each other. Grant’s books Ode to Happiness (2011) and Shadows (2016) were both illustrated by him. They started X Artists Books with another person in 2017.
Ode to Happiness turned out to be a sign of how close Grant and Reeves were already. Grant remembered, “I made the book as a personal gift for Keanu as a surprise. When I gave it to him, all our friends in the room laughed and said, “Please publish it!” So that’s how we got started in publishing.”
Jennifer Syme and Keanu Reeves’ Engagement Ended Tragically
After meeting at a gathering for his band Dogstar in 1998, Reeves began dating actress and personal assistant Jennifer Syme. Reeves and his wife, Syme, had moved into a new home they had recently purchased, and they were expecting their first child in 1999. Sadly, approximately a month early on Christmas Eve, their daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was stillborn. Unfortunately, Reeves and Syme’s relationship did not last. Syme was killed in a drunk-driving vehicle accident some two years later.
Reeves has never discussed his losses publicly, but he did tell The Guardian that his basic understanding of grieving informed his portrayal of the legendary John Wick.
He remarked, “With every character, the way I look about it, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director, and you have your personal experience,” adding that his own experiences (which he didn’t detail) were “one of the foundations of the role for John Wick.” I’m fascinated by his sadness. He continued in the story and real life, “it’s all about the love of the person you’re mourning for, and any time you can stay company with that fire, it’s warm.” Understandable; I don’t think you ever get over it. Loss and sadness are constant companions throughout life. These things have an enduring impact.
Perhaps his tragic personal experience also influenced his viral moment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With a long sigh, Reeves answered Colbert’s question about what he believes happens when we die: “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.” Colbert was left dumbfounded by Reeves’s response.