If you're still not over the fact that Keanu Reeves found love after 15 years as a single man, neither are we. Reeves shocked us earlier this week when he showed up to a gala hand in hand with a woman named Alexandra Grant. We soon learned that Grant is an incredibly educated and talented artist and philanthropist. And everyone was super happy that she's 46-years-old which is a breath of fresh air compared to many older actors who date women considerably younger than them. Their friendship goes back quite a few years, but it may be that Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant have actually been together for a while.
The couple first met in 2009 at a dinner party, according to Us Weekly. Then in 2011, they collaborated together for Reeves' book called Ode to Happiness, where Reeves did the text writing and Grant contributed drawings and paintings into the grown-ups picture book. Soon after, they joined together with Jessica Fleischmann to create a book press based in Los Angeles called X Artists' Books. Since then, the two have been going to events and art shows together as part of their organization.
But now, what we thought was a brand new romance they just started sharing with the world, might have actually started two years ago. According to a source for Us Weekly, "It wasn’t a secret," and "they have been dating since at least summer of 2017." And an eyewitness for Us Weekly also told them that when they showed up to the LACMA Art + Film Gala over the weekend together, "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" which is possibly their normal behaviour if they've been dating for a while.
So how did we miss the fact that the John Wick actor has been in a relationship for a couple of years? Well, nowadays the go-to place to find out information about people is usually on their social media accounts. Reeves doesn't have any social media at all and Grant, who does have personal and professional Instagram accounts, doesn't post much about her personal life. But in September, she posted a photo of "Beautiful flowers from a beautiful lunch" which could have been from her longtime boyfriend.
Although they have previously attended events together, the gala they went to this weekend was the first time we got confirmation of their relationship but it may be that the couple hasn't been purposely hiding at all.