The Matrix actor has been nursing a broken heart for many years after losing his child and his former partner and friend.
Fans have fallen head over heels for actor Keanu Reeves for being one of the kindest men alive despite facing immense tragedy in his personal life. However, the man that stole the internet's heart may have finally found the woman who stole his. The 55-year-old John Wick actor proudly showed the world the woman he's most likely fallen for after decades when he walked the blue carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California recently.
He held hands with artist Alexandra Grant, 46, at the event, where he was all smiles and the couple happily posed for cameras on November 2, according to ET. The artist was seen gazing at the actor with adoration in her eyes. The couple was seen walking around hand-in-hand outside the event as well. According to People, they have known each other for almost eight years though this was their first official outing together.
"During the cocktail hour, Keanu was spotted with Alexandra and another female friend catching up and chatting," an eyewitness tells ET. "At one point, Alexandra handed a phone to the female friend and asked her to take a photo of the couple."
Interestingly, this is not the first time they have been seen together. They were seen dining together at Giorgio Baldi, a luxurious Italian restaurant in California in October 2019.
The couple was seen arriving together and spent a few hours together before leaving through the back exit.
They have known each other since collaborating together in 2011 when she provided the illustrations for the actor's book Ode to Happiness. It was the first book Reeves had written and the first one she illustrated. They also worked together for the Speed actor's 2016 book, Shadows. Grant provided the illustrations for this one as well, according to People. The duo also co-founded a publishing house called X Artists’ Books in 2017. They produce "thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres," according to their website.
If Grant is indeed his new lady love, if reports are to be believed, then this is the first public relationship the Matrix actor has had in almost 20 years. Even though he may have dated many women, there was only Jennifer Syme who had captured his heart. And losing her may have seemed like losing a part of himself. The couple had been dating for a year when they found out that they were pregnant. They had been looking forward to raising their daughter, who they wanted to name Ava, but that dream was shattered when Ava was stillborn at eight months.
The loss of their child slowly drove the couple apart and even though they parted ways they remained friends until 2001. But tragedy struck again when Syme passed away after a fatal car accident at the age of 29.
"I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here – what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be," Keanu said.
Hopefully, this relationship with Grant is the start of something new for the actor so familiar with grief and loss.