Who is Keanu Reeves dating?
The private actor has been in a relationship for four years with his best friend, Alexandra Grant
Keanu Reeves generally keeps his personal life out of the limelight, keeping his acting and personal life separate and living a low-key life.
That’s why it became big news when the actor took to the red carpet at the 2019 Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s annual Art+Film Gala holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant, which also marked the first time the actor had been linked to a love interest in decades.
Who is Alexandra Grant?
Grant is an American visual artist born in 1973 in Fairview Park, Ohio, who later moved to Los Angeles to further explore her artistic interests.
In her work, she examines language and written texts through different media, including painting, sculpture, and video. She explores the relationship between language and storytelling through a visual medium, and how written and visual art influence one another.
She has had exhibitions shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Venice Biennale.
When did Grant and Reeves meet?
“I think every single person I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating,” Grant said in an interview with British Vogue months after she was photographed with Reeves on the red carpet in Los Angeles in 2019. She is nine years his junior.
“But the question I’ve been asking in all of this is: ‘What is the opportunity for good?” she added.
The two became friends after meeting in 2009 at a party. Grant is credited with helping Reeves with his adult picture book ‘Ode to Happiness’ published in 2011 and featuring drawings done by Grant. Originally, the book was to be a gift for Reeves, until they decided to publish it due to their friend’s insistence.
Later, Reeves posed for Grant for their collaborative photo book ‘Shadows’ published in 2016, which “explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech”, and includes bits of poetry.
“No one can move the way he can. He’s a really extreme performer,” Grant told Los Angeles Times. “That’s a huge piece of why those images are so interesting. I knew that if I moved the camera as we danced together, as photographer and subject, we could create these wonderful optical illusions.”
In the same year, the two walked the red carpet at the UNAIDS Galaat Design event, reportedly as friends.
The two then co-founded the publishing company X Artists’ Books in 2017. It’s uncertain exactly when the two became romantically involved, but it became official in 2019.
“I remember a couple of years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Grant] said, ‘Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,’ and I’m like, ‘Wait. What? What? What?” said Grant’s friend, actress Jennifer Tilly to Page Six, insinuating that the couple had already been dating for years before their 2019 red carpet walk.
A source reportedly close to the Reeves told People Magazine that “Keanu wants to openly share his life with her. He is extremely happy and grateful to have Alex in his life. [They] started dating earlier this year, but have wanted to keep it quiet.”
Reeves can be seen in his latest movie ‘John Wick: Chapter 4′ which is currently out in theaters.