Keanu Reeves & Alexandra Grant ‘have been dating since at least summer of 2017’

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I’m here for the obsession with Keanu Reeves and his age-appropriate girlfriend Alexandra Grant. Keanu and Alexandra made an appearance last weekend at the LACMA Art + Film gala. I called it their “official debut” as a couple. I was wrong. Alexandra and Keanu have been seen on red carpets for years. So why didn’t we know? Or why didn’t the gossip catch up to the evidence that they’ve been dating for a while? I think it’s just because Keanu is so private and he really does shut down questions about his love life and personal life. We had the photos, but no one really knew what the “story” was. Anyway, sources already told People Magazine that Keanu and Alexandra have basically been friends for years but they only started dating this year. But… Us Weekly says something different, and the photos show something else entirely:

Keanu Reeves and artist Alexandra Grant’s red carpet appearance last weekend got fans talking, but they “have been dating for years,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. Life & Style broke the news of the relationship on Monday, November 4, two days after Reeves, 55, and Grant, 46, attended the LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented by Gucci in Los Angeles.

“It wasn’t a secret,” the source continues. “They have been dating since at least summer of 2017.”

The couple — who collaborated on the books Ode to Happiness and Shadows — stayed close during the LACMA event on Monday, according to an eyewitness. “They were standing next to each other and laughing by themselves towards the beginning of the cocktail hour, and then even when they were standing talking to others, they still stood next to each other,” the eyewitness tells Us.

[From Us Weekly]

The photos of Alexandra in the silver gown are from May of this year, when they attended a MOCA event. Just going from the archived photos… I would say that they’ve definitely “come out” as a couple this year, but there’s evidence that they’ve been dating for several years, actually. They kept attending events together. Maybe it wasjust “friends who attend each other’s events.” But maybe Keanu truly had a lowkey girlfriend for years and people are only finding out now.

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Here they were at an UNAIDS event in 2016. Looking coupled up:

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And here they were, holding hands at the Saint Laurent show in June of this year:

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Photos courtesy of WENN and Getty.

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  1. Lorelei says:

    HOW did everyone miss this for years when the photos are all out there?! Incredible.

    I love everything about this story. I’m equal parts happy for him and jealous of her.

    • Jerusha says:

      Not everyone missed it. I’ve been aware of all their travel together for their book promos, but the aha moment for me as to their personal relationship was early 2018 when she attended a pre-Oscar party with him. Nothing to do with XArtist Books, so I noticed. I’ve shipped them together for years. I think she’s terrific-artistic, talented, a bit Bohemian, independent, and a grown woman with her own life. The fact that the ultra private, don’t ask me personal questions, Keanu Reeves is now so open must mean it’s serious. He seems almost boyish in these recent appearances and I love it.

    • WTW says:

      I didn’t miss it either. I’ve been following Alex Grant on Instagram for at least year. I think real Keanu stans have known what’s up. For the more casual fans, this was breaking news.

      • Maria_ says:


        I think from the second book maybe?.
        I didnt think i could “let him go” (XD) after 30 years of imaginary relationship with me.
        So Happy for both of them

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Yeah this has always been my thought about them because they have been photographed together so much. For me the official “evidence” os when they attended the YSL show together and held hands for the official photo op. That was months and months ago when John Wick 3 came out.

  3. Sonya says:

    She’s homely. Don’t really care about either of them or their relationship, and find it super weird that people do care so much. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Cate says:

      I think she’s quite pretty and gives off a vibe of effortless elegance!

    • Lala11_7 says:

      @Sonya…you are LITERALLY on a gossip site…whose reason for EXISTING…is gossip…and you’re COMPLAINING ABOUT PEOPLE GOSSIPING?

      I find THAT…super weird

      And beauty is subjective….but your statement about her looks…THAT IS HOMELY!

    • grumpyterrier says:

      I’m happy for Keanu- he seems so sweet and I didn’t realize he had a stillborn baby and his GF killed herself. That is heartbreaking. But she really unfortunately does look like a smug cartoon character. But good for her and them as a couple.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Le sigh…Jennifer Syme didnt kill herself. She died in a car accident.

      • Lorelei says:

        @ValiantlyVarnished I just commented the same thing but it disappeared. She was in a car accident and was found to be under the influence of various drugs. I remember when it happened and it was tragic.

      • WTW says:

        Right, and Keanu and Jennifer were not dating when she died. I don’t think they were seriously involved even when she was pregnant. I’m not saying her death wasn’t painful for him. He was a pallbearer at her funeral. But some of the Keanu lore out there is wrong. I also think it’s rude that news sites mention Jennifer and Ava in almost every article about him, whether it’s about his new relationship with Alex or a movie he’s promoting. It is horrible, and I wish they would stop.

      • Jerusha says:

        @WTW. At the time(mid’99)I recall his people putting out word that he would support the mother and baby, but they would not marry or live together. I’m sure there were real feelings and what ultimately happened was horrible, but a mythology of tragedy has evolved to follow him around. He’s said in many subsequent interviews that he’s a happy guy.

      • grumpyterrier says:

        She drove fast enough into a row of parked cars to die. I’d say she killed herself.

    • I don’t find her to be homely at all — I find her look very refreshing actually. The pic of them where he is wearing the brown suit, her posture and bearing exude a natural confidence and elegance. Perhaps if she were stretched, filled and augmented more would find her beautiful.

      On a petty note, of course you care 😜

    • Lorelei says:

      You seem nice, Sonya.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      You’re…literally on a gossip site hun. Your comment is petty.

    • emmy says:

      LOL I love these ‘I’m so cool, I don’t care’ commets on gossip sites. Yeah you do.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Wow, if that’s homely, then I’d be thrilled to be that homely.

      I think she’s a lovely person. I actually met her once many years ago at an art exhibit! I had to double check pics to make sure she was the same person.

    • Wendy says:

      You cared enough to whine about other people thinking she’s lovely and wishing the happy couple the best… which speaks to the homeliness of your character.

    • tcbc says:

      I…also think she’s homely, but she also seems interesting and nice and warm, so…what’s wrong with that? Looks aren’t everything.

    • Carina says:


      911, we’ve got a jealousy OD!

    • Adrianna says:

      People who make negative remarks about how they think someone looks usually aren’t confident in their own appearance and you wonder why they care enough to comment….

  4. P says:

    Love them, so refreshing.

  5. Borgqueen says:

    Ooh I just totally ship this. Good for him. He deserves happiness. He is worldly, intelligent and interested in the world around him. His girlfriend who grew up around the world seems to be a good match. Nothing better than being with someone who inspires you.

    • Meg says:

      They were holding hands years ago at events? Why didn’t media outlets pick up on it until now? I wonder if they assumed that due to her age, they couldn’t be dating? I fear they were that agist.

  6. Summergirl says:

    People missed it because they were unable to believe that Keanu Reeves was dating a grey-haired woman in his general age range. They were like, well she must be a friend or relative obviously!

    • Venus says:

      YUP! Hah, joke’s on them!

    • Case says:

      Exactly. I think there’s a whole lot of ageism happening here (despite the fact that she’s younger than him!) and people couldn’t accept he was with a woman with grey hair. Had he been stepping out with a young blonde model all this time, people would’ve naturally assumed they were an item. Here, people assumed they were “just friends.”

      Kinda reminds me of how the media is so reluctant to call LGBTQ stars “dating.” They’re always “just friends” even if they’re like making out in the street, lol.

      • WTW says:

        It is not just ageism, it is lookism. If Keanu were dating Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, or Halle Berry, no one would have been surprised by their relationship. Basically, Alex is a gray-haired woman who looks older than her age and isn’t beautiful. That is the perception out there. I know some of you will say, no, she is beautiful and looks her age, yadda, yadda, yadda, but the perception is that she is not. That is why it’s shocking. It’s not that she’s 46, when there are plenty of hot 46-year-olds out there. If Keanu were with Angelina Jolie, we wouldn’t be seeing all of these articles about him not choosing a 25-year-old.

      • Deehunny says:

        @case, it reminds of the book “the hours” where they describe Clarissa as “defiantly gray”. I always think of that quote when women don’t dye their hair after 40.

        There’s some awesome bravery with that. Everyone loves Keanu but the fact he’s with a age appropriate woman makes him all the more lovable.

      • J says:

        @WTW – Agree with everything you wrote

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Agree @wtw not everyone is beautiful and that’s ok!

      • Adrianna says:

        I love her silver hair. Ditching the dye is the best!
        1) no toxic chemicals close to your brain (yes, even the “natural” dye is just as bad, although they’d have you think differently.
        2) not having the frustration of white roots and fading evident only a few weeks after a salon visit.
        3) significant money saved several times a year.
        4) precious time saved instead of spending hours in a chair smelling foul, chemically odors.
        5) the incredible feeling of freedom from not having to deal with any of the above.

      • Gorgonia says:

        @Adrianna: I agree with everything you said. I’m 53 and I stopper dyeing my hair 3 years ago. I’m so happy of my choice and I would never go back.

  7. Guest says:

    When I first saw the photo of them, it made be smile. Make me Keanu even more. They make a lovely couple!!

    Most think she looks like Helen Miren. But when I first saw the pic, I thought of Anne Heche. That’s who she reminds me of more than HM

  8. chlo says:

    I love all of this. She is stunning. He is hot. They both seem so cool. I’m very happy for this couple that I do not know at all and never will. lol

  9. Lorelei says:

    Double comment

  10. Lowercaselila says:

    Did Anyone else notice that social media got a little bit happier and friendlier when we discovered Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend? Even if that euphoria lasts for a few more hours ,it was fun.

    • Lorelei says:

      Yes! It was a bright spot in the hellscape we’re living in. It’s like the one thing that everyone can agree on is that Keanu is a treasure and should be happy.

  11. jenner says:

    eeeek, but I want them to keep this private. don’t let the cold, hard world ruin their love, keanu deserves it.

  12. Kittycat says:

    I’m getting vibes similar to when John Travolta “dated” his friend Diana Hyland.

  13. winterforever says:

    This makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside for the both of them

  14. Cupcake says:

    I love it AND it makes me sad that it’s such a big deal for a celebrity to have an age-appropriate partner.

  15. RoyalBlue says:

    I am a fan of low key dating as it usually presents a great start to the relationship.

  16. PizzaLove says:

    I love that he is so private, I have no idea what he thinks politically and he isn’t shoving his views down my throat. I wish all stars were that way!

    As a woman going “defiantly gray”, I love her hair. And I find her attractive. I hope this is a trend that becomes a movement that stays. I love having the freedom of not coloring my hair. I work out and stay in shape, but society is not going to forced me to color my natural highlights. Stay strong Gray Sisters!!!

  17. Tashiro says:

    I love seeing him with a woman who has gray hair ’cause I have gray hair too LOL. Gray and proud 🙂

  18. The Recluse says:

    She has an Elfin charm to her smile.
    I like this couple A LOT.

  19. paddingtonjr says:

    They just seem really happy together! Throughout his career, Keanu has been able to keep his private life out of the gossip pages the most part and make decisions based on his own desires, rather than what is good for his image or career trajectory.

  20. sophieb9 says:

    Love her jewelry.

  21. Gorgonia says:

    I like both of them together, this couple is so refreshing, good for them. She looks good with her silver hair, as a lot of women Who choice to embrace it. The dye doesn’t make younger, quite the opposite.