Alexandra Grant calls boyfriend Keanu Reeves an inspiration, creative & kind

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant are so sweet together. They are couple goals for me for sure. They’ve been together since around 2017 and Alexandra is a well-known artist in LA. She was an honoree at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards on Friday and walked the red carpet there without Keanu, who was performing with his band Dogstar. But she talked to People magazine while walking the red carpet, and had so many loving things to say about Keanu. They inspire each other as artists and help each other solve creative problems. She says her art has gotten “happier” since she met Keanu and that he is loving being reunited with his band.

She and Keanu help each other grow as artists:  “In a moment of frustration in my life, I once said, ‘Sometimes I feel like a Maserati stuck in traffic,’ that I have this big engine, but, for a variety of reasons, that I couldn’t ever go,” she tells PEOPLE. “And I know a lot of people feel frustrated in their lives, that they’re not able to run their engine.”

She adds: “I think every creative person feels that way.”

“What I love about Keanu and our exchange is that we’re pushing each other to build new roads,” she says. “Seeing the other person’s problem-solving is inspiring, like, ‘Oh, well, okay, this one, that’s a cul-de-sac. How do I try this other thing?’ ”

“He’s such an inspiration to me,” she continues. “He’s so creative, he’s so kind. He works so hard.”

Her art has gotten happier since she started dating Keanu: “I had a studio visit a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, ‘I can see that your work has gotten happier,’ ” she remembers. “That’s real. We’re all human beings. We’re animals. We’re expressing from where we are and certainly feeling happier. I think the work is happier.”

The strikes have given Keanu more time to be out on the road: “I’m glad they’re able to do it,” she says, adding that she thinks it’s “really great that Keanu has the ability to pivot to being a musician” amid the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA strikes. “They had been playing music and rehearsing and they had already recorded most of the album before the strike,” she adds. “What it opened up was more time to go on the road.”

[From Yahoo]

At the risk of being corny as hell, this is the kind of love I really hope I find some day. You can sense Alexandra’s great respect for Keanu and how in sync they are creatively, they have such a special bond. Keanu’s early life was hard and he has experienced terrible losses. I’m so happy for him that he has found Alexandra. I related to what she said about not being able to “run your engine” as a creative person. I’ve experienced a lot of shame around creativity. Going through college as an English major who wanted to be a writer, I started internalizing a lot of messaging about the humanities being useless. I come from a very STEM oriented family. I felt like I had failed my family by not getting a science or engineering degree, and I heard a lot of jokes from the business majors about how I was majoring in waitressing or dying young. (When I worked as a barista on campus, I served the people who made those jokes decaf.) In a weird way, the pandemic and the recent Hollywood strikes were encouraging for me as a creative person. People relied on art–music, books, movies, TV–to get through the darkest days of the pandemic. And the strikes only reinforced how crucial creative work is to the business of Hollywood.

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  1. Kitten says:

    Just adore this pairing. I love that he’s dating an artist who’s also in her fifties. I really love Alexandra’s artwork too—she’s so freaking talented. They clearly have mutual love and respect for each other. ♥

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Keanu inspires me to be happy too

  3. Smart&Messy says:

    Love this for Keanu! She is the kind of person I’d love to have a coffee and a great conversation with. On a superficial note, she looks so much better without the bangs. I understand why she has them all the time, she has a tall forehead she thinks she needs to cover. I also have a tall and weirdly shaped forehead, but I look awful with bangs. It’s not always the best hairstyle for this faceshape. I just do a deep sidepart. In recent years I realized I don’t care what people think about my forehead so I also do a high ponytail like hers sometimes.

  4. LBB says:

    She looks fantastic in red!

  5. girl_ninja says:

    They are such a lovely couple. It’s clear that they respect each other and encourage their individual passions. They are the antithesis of the Dane Cook Kelsi Taylor “relationship.”

  6. sara says:

    She kinda gives me Helen mirren vibes. Leo should take note Keanu is what a mature grown ass man looks and acts like. Part of that is being with an age appropriate partner that is an equal, not a toy

  7. MsIam says:

    Well its good to hear about a happy couple during the Summer (and fall) of Divorce.

  8. Concern Fae says:

    People talk about the Sophie Hunter tinhatters, but the Alexandra Grant haters are completely unhinged. Something about celebrities completely unobjectionable non-famous creative women just seems to drive a certain corner of fandom insane. So glad she’s able to see beyond it. (And has gotten lawyers involved.)

    I hope they have a long and happy life together.

    • LauraMM says:

      Add Adam Driver and his wife to the list. Stans of these three male actors are scary as hell.

    • Lorelei says:

      I didn’t know that Alexandra even had haters, but I guess it’s not that surprising. SMH

    • Claudiastargirl says:

      Seriously her haters are disgusting. Every time I encounter them on Twitter or insta I go off at them cause I just can’t understand how they can be so horrible about Keanu finally finding love and happiness after so much tragedy he’s had to endure. So glad Alexandra and he took one of their asses to court for stalking.

  9. Grant says:

    She is so lovely. Red is her color!

  10. lauramm says:

    Red is her color. very beautiful and they’re a cool couple

  11. Chaine says:

    She is just gorgeous and I wish she could persuade him to let his natural gray out too! The hair dye is too obvious at his age now.

  12. I bumped into Keanu at a Va rest stop years ago while he was on tour with his band. I just thought he was a grungy traveller and didn’t recognize him as we both stood in line to buy snacks. When some young ladies began to surround him, he was kind and gracious. I walked away in awe of how he interacted with people. Quite a special human being.

  13. Twin Falls says:

    When I worked as a barista on campus, I served the people who made those jokes decaf.


    I love this couple as well.

  14. Charlotte says:

    As an older creative myself, who found unconventional love and happiness in my mid-40s, I’m here for this. And Carina! I think you’re spot on about the zeitgeist shifting — if we’re lucky, pandemic broke some of the ways that people were equating creative success with monetary success. Fingers crossed at any rate.

    These two are lovely, and as someone with a lot of dead family, I’ve rooted for Keanu for years. May they continue to love and create together …

  15. Wednesday Addams says:

    Alexandra is a wonderful artist. She looks like a joyful person, and I think she’s beautiful.

  16. Wendy says:

    She seems like a genuinely lovely, intelligent and cool person, and as a long-time admirer of Keanu I’m just so happy to see him happy and well-loved by someone who gets him.

  17. Well Wisher says:

    A beautiful couple, with a well balanced existence…
    Truth, Beauty and Kindness as a living embodiment, the way should be …..
    Such joy!!

  18. J.ferber says:

    I 💕 this couple!

  19. ML says:

    I love AG and KR as a couple. It’s also wonderful to hear her give concrete examples of how she feels loved and supported by him!

    Next, when was the last time you asked someone how they scored on math? How often do you do a deep-dive into quarks or ancient civilizations? Creativity is so important! Books, movies, your music list, hobbies…,this is so much more important when you interact with people. It’s also a main component of learning a foreign language/ culture or about people from the past. Frustrating that artists and creatives are sometimes so undervalued when they contribute so much.

    • Claudiastargirl says:

      This. Youre so right, ML. Whenever i meet someone new i often ask what music, movies and shows they like. It gives you more of a chance to get to know them and you can swap reccomendations. I think educational subjects are so elitist to ask about and talk because everyone is different in their capability and understanding.