It looks like the internet’s boyfriend is now a real person’s boyfriend. After initially appearing together this summer at the MOCA benefit in May and Saint Laurent fashion show in June, Keanu Reeves and longtime friend Alexandra Grant appear to have made things official by walking their first major red carpet together at the LACMA Art + Film Gala this past weekend.
Reeves and Grant were photographed at the Gala on Saturday where they smiled on the red carpet while holding hands, possibly confirming their rumoured romance. Although neither party has made an official statement on their relationship (or updated their Facebook status), the longtime single friends looked happy together this past weekend.
The 55-year-old actor and 46-year-old artist have been friends for years and even worked together on several occasions. In 2011, Grant illustrated Reeves’ “Ode to Happiness,” a picture book for adults. The pair teamed up once again in 2016 for Reeves’ book “Shadows,” with Grant once again illustrating. One year later, the pair launched the publishing company X Artists’ Books, which they currently run together.
According to Grant’s artist bio, she’s a Los Angeles based artist who explores various forms of media with a focus primarily on text and language. Like Reeves, she spent her childhood in several countries, including Mexico, France and Spain. Grant’s work is showcased in several notable galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the LACMA in LA, where she and Reeves attended an event on Saturday.
As for Reeves, he has seen a huge resurgence in his career this year thanks to his roles in films like John Wick 3, Always Be My Maybe, and Toy Story 3. The actor, who was recently dubbed the Internet’s Boyfriend thanks to his respectful treatment of women and kind gestures towards fans, is currently preparing to return to two of his most famous roles.
Reeves has been busy filming the third instalment in the Bill & Ted franchise, returning to the role of Ted 29 years after the last film. Set to be released in the summer of 2020, the new film reunites Reeves with co-star Alex Winter. Excellent. Doing a 180 and showing his versatility as an actor, Reeves is also set to put on his black trench coat once again and re-enter The Matrix as Neo in the highly anticipated fourth film, which is set to begin filming in 2020.
The new relationship between Reeves and Grant is a welcomed sight for fans of the actor, who has experienced immeasurable heartbreak. In 1999, Reeves’ daughter Ava with Jennifer Syme was delivered as a stillborn at eight months. The death of their daughter caused a strain on the couple’s relationship that led to their breakup. In 2001, Syme was killed in a car accident, with her death forcing Reeves to push back the filming of the Matrix sequels.
Reeves possibly dating a woman who is talented, age-appropriate, and a longtime friend? The Internet’s Boyfriend title remains secure with Keanu.