Keanu Reeves: ‘You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life’ (update)

Keanu Reeves hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Theatre in Hollywood

Update by Celebitchy: These quotes, which were run by People and many other major outlets, were fabricated and were not based on a new interview, according to Keanu’s rep. She told The Huffington Post [via MSN] “This interview did not happen. This was pieced together from several interviews and the majority of these questions were not asked nor answered. They are fabricated.” He still needs a girlfriend though, right?


Doesn’t it feel like we’re in the midst of a Keanu Renaissance? A Keanaissance, if you will. He’s always been well-liked and appreciated, but more and more, we’re seeing that Keanu Reeves is the only unproblematic dude from his generation of actors. He’s like the Dude from The Big Lebowski – Keanu abides, he doesn’t mean any harm, he just works and finds simple joys and doesn’t disrespect or hate anyone or anything. And it turns out that our beloved Keanu is a Lonely Boy.

Keanu Reeves, wise, handsome, gentle man and onscreen spree killer, is lonely. Reeves made this devastating revelation in an interview with Malaysia’s Star2.com. When asked, “What does love mean to you?” the John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum star responded: “You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.”

The interview was not all bleak though. It also included this anecdote about a girlfriend Reeves had when he was 17, which I plan to summon in my mind’s eye when I need to be soothed in moments of stress: “I was 17 and I had an older girlfriend who turned me on to a lot of music. I had this car with these speakers in the back; she turned me on to bands like Joy Division, the Violent Femmes. We would get in the car, drink a little, do this or that, and I’d put the speakers on top of the car, and we’d go to a park and we’d dance.”

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“You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.” I feel like crying. Keanu has had so much heartache in his life, but it’s real-sh-t heartache, like what happened with Jennifer Syme. But I do wonder… is Keanu really lonely, or is he a loner? I think he’s grown into being a loner – happy enough to walk alone, to do his own thing on his terms. But maybe he’s still hoping to find a special lady. PICK ME!

Keanu Reeves Put his hands and footprints in cement in Hollywood

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  1. savu says:

    He also said in that interview that he’s 52, he’s too old to have kids… to which I say, I’m 26, LET’S DO THIS. Man I love him. What a wonderful foil to toxic masculinity, which is funny when his jam is John Wick.

    • Ann says:

      No, you do not want to have a baby with a 52 year old. They ARE too old to have babies.

  2. Eleonor says:

    YUUUHUUU! I AM SINGLE KEANU!!!!!
    38, child free, I live in France but we can make it!

  3. Turtledove says:

    “You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life.”

    Well, it sure as hell isn’t from lack of volunteers/interest! I hope he finds someone wonderful and lives happily ever after. He deserves it.

  4. jules says:

    I’d gladly be in his life all day, all night.

  5. Elkie says:

    I volunteer as tribute!

  6. blinkers says:

    I’ll be there for you Keanu ;)

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Omg. Joy Division? Dancing outside jamming car speakers? Dudettes, he’s my soul mate. I’m perfectly content being alone. Or even being in a room with people and not talking lol. It stands to reason we’re absolutely perfect for each other. :D

    • Esmom says:

      I know, I was thinking the same thing. I’ve loved him since I first saw him on an ABC after school special way too many years ago.

  8. Sierra says:

    He is such a good man that I hope finds true lasting love with someone amazing.

  9. Jess says:

    This physically hurts me, like my heart aches for him. Poor guy!!! He really has had an unfair amount of heartache and death, he deserves some happiness!

  10. Bashful says:

    My heart breaks for Keanu. Between Ava being stillborn and then Jennifer dying a few years later, I just want to hug this man and sit quietly on a park bench with him.

    • pinetree13 says:

      It was only 1 year and not even 4 months later. So tragic and sad

    • Rikki says:

      He also lost his best friend when River Phoenix died. He was once asked something about having friends in the film industry and he said that River was the only friend he had. Keanu even called him his soulmate. He still mentions him a lot in interviews.

    • bibi says:

      Everyone knows Keanu lovedJennifer and was taking care of her and that he loved their baby. He wasn’t in love with her. She was in love with him, buthe didn’t reciprocate with those feelings. So what? They were not even livingtogether and there were no plans to marry. They were not even seen together ata public function. And don’t come back with this “he was protecting her” crap.Keanu doesn’t even “protect” his own beloved sisters and mother from the publiceye, why would he need to shelter Jennifer that way? She was a grown woman. Sowhy do you all insist on forcing this fantasy love story on them that simplydidn’t exist? He suffer over the tragedy of both Jennifer and theirbaby, but surely he is not suffering 20 years constantly The couple lived separately and apparently had no plans of moving in together. But Keanu anted to play an important part of his daughters life and hoped to see her as often as possible.

  11. Harla says:

    Okay so I’m about Keanu’s age, won’t be having more children and have been married for 20 years but Keanu just say the word, any word will do and I’m yours!!!

  12. lily says:

    I love him! Yes, the actor who is successful and loved without troubles or shenanigans. He deserve the best, hopefully he will find and the age is only a mind state. And i am available Keanu ;)

  13. Case says:

    It sounds like he’s content being alone but would also perhaps like to find someone as a partner, if they’re the right person. He’s such a sweet and lovely guy. I hope that happy ending happens for him someday.

  14. Digital Unicorn says:

    I’m single – CALL ME!!!!

    I see where he is at – am mid 40s, have no kids and never been married. Having been on my own for a long time I can attest that its not easy to find someone you connect with and you want to spend time with – the older you get the less tolerant of a$$hole behaviour you become.

    Also from what I can recall about what previous GF’s have said, he’s a bit of a commitment phobe. Hopefully for the sake of our future relationship he is over that.

    • Christin says:

      The commitment phobe angle is an interesting one. I have known a few longtime singles who claim they would love to find someone, have plenty of dates/opportunities, but then back away from anything resembling an exclusive relationship. It’s as if they have an unattainable idea that they love.

      • kerwood says:

        I agree with you. If Keanu Reeves is alone it’s probably because he WANTS to be alone. Because if this message board is any indication, there are SEVERAL women willing to fix his achy breaky heart.

        I don’t mean to minimize his pain because what he’s experienced a lot of tragedy. But I can’t help wondering if his single status isn’t due to the loss in his life but due to the example his parents set. He could be commitment shy because both his parents seem to have commitment issues.

        I hope he does find love. Loneliness is a terrible thing. No-one should be alone. Call me Keanu. I’m old but I’m smart and have a good heart. And I’m CANADIAN. We have so much in common!!!!

    • TQB says:

      It’s easy to label it as fear of commitment when it may be closer to the first thing you said – you become set in your ways and absolutely intolerant of BS. That’s not fear of commitment, that’s unwillingness to make too many compromises.

    • notasugarhere says:

      DU, are you accepting applications for Sister Wife? You and I see eye-to-eye on plenty of other things :)

  15. minx says:

    I burst out laughing at the headline because I knew what all these comments would be!

  16. stormsmama says:

    *swoon*
    my gut wrenched, my heart hurts

    barely have the words to express how much love i have for him…
    some of you may recall that I actually did get to hang with him a few times back during the filming of the Lake House. He even kissed me on the cheek once.
    It hurts so much i could collapse…
    but instead I live on as a (now) married with two kids mother
    done making babies (though not because I really want to be but bc husband really wants to be; and I had a miscarriage recently that almost killed me)
    but I have told my husband if Keanu asks, Ill make babies with him in a heartbeat
    ugh…hes just a beautiful man…
    sigh…
    #keanuforever FOREVER

  17. Jb says:

    Love me! Choose me!! ;-) Awww Keanu I hope you get your happy ending and ride off into the sunset on your motorcycle with a chill cool girl who is a sweetheart like you. This guy deserves a honest to god happy ending!!!!

  18. M3 says:

    From what I’ve heard and observed, people get pickier when they get older. That’s not a bad thing. With age comes baggage. It could be an ex spouse or kids from a previous relationship. Maybe it’s none of those things, but familiarity with independence. I imagine it’s hard to share your space as you get older. After all, you’re used to doing things a certain way. My husband travels a lot and it’s always an adjustment when he’s home for an extended period of time because that’s my seat on the couch! :) If a relationship is going to happen at this stage in the game, it’s going to have to be something seen in movies or read about in books, an all consuming love that pushes everything else aside.

    I’m still holding out hope for an IRL love between him and Sandra Bullock!

    • Andrea says:

      I am 38, never been married, no kids, holding out for that all consuming forever love myself! I am meh about Keanu though. I’d much rather have Jerome Flynn from Game of Thrones or Tom Hiddleston. LOL

    • frizz says:

      I was 37 when I moved in with my husband. It was an adjustment, definitely! While we were adjusting to sharing space we had a series of horrible extended family trauma kind of things happen. I went into a grieving process where I still am, and a lot of the little stuff fell away. It just kind of clarified the major important life stuff. I love my husband, he’s really steadfast and committed through all of the craziness. I’m much more relaxed now in a way about things that used to bug me about him! He earned his messy nightstand and that closet he takes up with hoarded crap, lol.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here – I’m so happy on my own, it would take a massive love to make me want to make the changes and sacrifices for it. I see no need to settle just to have someone.

      As for Keanu, I’m sure he has plenty of interest, but it’s probably not the type of women or relationship he wants. It probably would be good for him to end up with a long time friend or something (but Sandra is in a relationship already).

  19. KidV says:

    If he’s lonely it’s his own doing. I’m sure he’s not hard up for dates, or meeting anyone. He’s either being too picky, or too scared. I’m pretty sure I can help him over this hurdle if he’d just call me. Sure, I’m married, but he’s on my “list” so it’s all good.

  20. Nina Simone says:

    I’m here baby!!! I’ll make you happy ❤️❤️

  21. Lowrider says:

    He’s aging horribly and he looks like he needs a day at the spa.

  22. Xtrology says:

    My friend worked for his mother. And everything you have said about him is true. He’s genuinely a nice guy. But she did say that his mother screwed him up — her opinion though. However she also said that he has several girls that he pays for — none of which are hookers. So he isn’t entirely alone. And if it were not for the fact that he is a Virgo, I would also be saying, “Pick me.” He’s really all that and more. Virgos make me crazy. Well, I’m a Sadge so that follows.

    • Shirurusu says:

      Haha that’s my one peeve with Keanu too- I’m an aquarius with cancer moon, my dad is a virgo, and I think they are too picky and critical for me! Not all are the same of course, but I’ve never ever felt compelled to date one. Tauruses though… 🤪🤪 looove Taurus!!

      • Andrea says:

        I love Tauruses too! But I am a Pisces with a Capricorn Moon and Cancer Rising. He is a Virgo? Definitely out for me. He is the opposite of me on the Zodiac spectrum AND if he is anything like a Virgo friend of mine, NO THANK YOU. They are highly critical of others and seem to think they have the exact solutions for your life. My Virgo female friend also seems to have lots of lovers and floats from one to the other, constantly dating, but nothing seems to stick. I wonder if Keanu is similar?

      • notasugarhere says:

        You never know, Andrea. From one astro site, he’s a pretty watery Virgo

        Moon, Venus, Mars in Cancer
        Saturn in Pisces
        Neptune in Scorpio

      • Shirurusu says:

        Andrea nice! I love pisces and cappy moons! My current crush is a Taurus with cappy moon, very hard working nice guy! I think with virgo there’s the element of the vestal virgins – don’t touch me – that sometimes comes out in them preferring to be alone! Nothing wrong with that at all, just hard if you want to be their partner and they … don’t! Keanu probably has many ladies trying so I’m guessing he’s single by choice 😉

    • Naddie says:

      Girls he pays for? Ugh, the disappointment hit me hard. I don’t even know why I give men the benefit of doubt.

      • Jerusha says:

        Why automatically believe third hand gossip?

      • TQB says:

        Why assume it isn’t a mutually beneficial relationship between consenting adults? OP specifically noted “not hookers,” which I take to mean professional escorts or women who are otherwise participating of their own free choice.

      • Naddie says:

        Who said I didn’t assume it’s mutual? I just expected more from someone who seems somewhat above the many men’s cliches, I didn’t imply he’s abusive or that he owns me explanation about his private life.

    • Harla says:

      I’m a Virgo and my husband totally understands how you feel :) All I can tell him is that he knew what he was getting into when he asked me to marry him. :)

    • ds says:

      @xtrology I’m a Sagittarius and my man is a double Virgo. And I’ve never had anyone who was more supportive of me and is so much fub. Like this is it. And on the astro scale we’re totally not a match.

  23. Nicegirl says:

    I will comfort you, Keanu.

    #keanuforeverandeverandeverinfinity

  24. Sparker says:

    Unfortunately for me, my seventeen year old son is a total ringer for this guy. Already with the smile, the eyes, the hipster beard and the modest altruism. I can only stand back and watch as hordes of women throw themselves at my little guy and I’m pretty sure Keanu’s not into being mothered.

  25. jen says:

    i give him so much credit and respect for making it in hollywood but not falling prey to the shallowness and fakeness.

  26. Anya says:

    I relate to him- I am a solitary person too. I have had relationships, but mostly single and fairly content, although not adverse to coupling up with the right person. May we both meet our other halves!

  27. Marjorie says:

    Keanaissance. Heh. I’m too old for babies but I’d have his kittens.

  28. lis says:

    gosh I love him

  29. Athyrmose says:

    I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

  30. Rae says:

    *packs bags ready*

    Ready when you are Keanu!

  31. Well-Wisher says:

    He seems lovable I hope he finds the deserving special someone.

  32. Lisa Larkey says:

    Come to Kentucky – I already have 2 small children so you don’t need to worry about having babies at this point in your life. We’d make a good match – plus we’re close to the same age !!!

  33. Anne says:

    He is so just so awesome. I don’t have anything else to add. Just to state once again that he is completely awesome.

  34. Alicia says:

    We need to Gossip Genie Keanu and Charlize Theron. That would be so hot!

  35. Victoria says:

    Me too Keanu!!! We can bond over dogs and eat cupcakes on benches in the park, sitting on the curb whatever!

  36. Bronson says:

    He reminds me so much of my boyfriend, also a Virgo born September 2nd. Kind, funny, offbeat, happy-go-lucky loner, ride or ride for the people in his life. Anyone who gets to have a Keanu-type in their life are extremely fortunate.

  37. guilty pleasures says:

    I’m loving this constant stream of volunteers to love this gem of a man. If he is interested in a 58 year old, kind, generous, dog loving mother of two grown ups, I’ll throw my hat in that ring!!!

  38. SJR says:

    All right now, lets get organized here people.
    The line of willing people who are interested in making Keanu happy, forms directly behind ME! No pushing, no jumping the line, no fighting. Lets keep this classy everyone. :)

    And by the way, you 2 females who broke into his home last year..Not cool at all.
    Keanu deserves his private space. Respect to Mr. Reeves, who at 54 y/o continues to display his lovely manners and keep his personal crap quiet.

    I am 57 y/o and I can still remember seeing Keanu in B&TEA … “OMG! Who is that?”
    A young and stunningly beautiful Keanu in Point Break, Speed, Constantine, The Replacements, Matrix, JW 1-3, etc. This man is attractive! I think you would need to be dead to not find him HOT.

    Someone seriously needs to write better material for Keanu. He does comedy well. :)

  39. Jilliebean says:

    He is simply amazing. He can be a dude and he can act when required. Still so handsome and sweet!

  40. Jerusha says:

    Fake story, made up interview. But it did demonstrate how so many people feel good will for Keanu.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-wick-lonely-guy-quotes-fake_n_5cf128ade4b0a1997b68fb29

  41. Dizzy says:

    He’s a loner for sure and so am I. Friends with benefits!!

  42. Samantha Sainsbury says:

    I am shipping Keanu and Charlize Theron! They’re around the same age. They’ve both been talking about being single recently. Someone set them up!

  43. Alexis says:

    I love the unconditional love for Keanu. He seems like a truly good guy in the Hollywood world. It bugs me a bit that his story is askew. I’m treading lightly, I love the guy, in an abstract way. His past story is not what is portrayed however. He has had a lot of loss, but no more than most of us regular folks. I support him and I feel so proud of him for making ‘John Wick’ so badass, which it is. But….if River were still alive, oh boy, that would have been such a love triangle between us. ❤

  44. Black Betty says:

    Well it’s not like he’s short of female fans

  45. Deeanna says:

    Just in case he likes his women a bit…..uh, somewhat….oh, hell, significantly older, HERE I AM, Keanu!

  46. wolfgirl says:

    Have you seen him in the new Netflix film “Always Be My Maybe”? He is sooooo funny, self-referential, humble, hilarious…. as we say in Australia; he takes the piss out of himself. :)
    Love him. And as I’ve mentioned here before I’ve met him and he’s a lovely man. 57 yr old fan girl who doesn’t usually fan girl. Lol. Xx

  47. Seraphina says:

    @Kaiser, you’ll have to fight me for him!!!

    I just teared up. Who knows the deepness of his heartache. Keanu, I have a big hug waiting for you. Meet me at ————

  48. Jaded says:

    Mr. Jaded is a Virgo and is the sweetest, easiest to live with guy I’ve ever known. Yes he can be overly analytical but when he gets like that I say “Sweetie…my eyes are glazing over….” and he stops.

  49. Alexis says:

    Omg I had to come back to this thread. My best friend told me to watch “Always Be My Maybe”. First off, Ali Wong and Randall Park are my new heroes. And that scene when Keanu walks in and she takes a picture of their reactions. “You only capture that shit once”. Keanue was great. They all were. What a fun, well written movie.