Keanu Reeves is no longer single.
Reeves, 55, walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night with his longtime friend, business collaborator, and visual artist, Alexandra Grant, 46.
It’s the first time in decades that the famously private Reeves has posed on the red carpet with a woman. They held hands. They shared loving looks. It was lovely to see. And the world was thrilled.
Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast The Spill discusses the background of Keanu Reeves’ new girlfriend and why we’re all so happy for him. Post continues after.
Because nobody deserves this more than Keanu Reeves.
His life has been tough and marked by much sadness. His good friend River Phoenix overdosed at 23, his sister Kim battled leukemia for 10 years, his partner Jennifer Syme died in a car accident at just 28 – about a year after she gave birth to their stillborn daughter, Ava.
In a 2006 interview with Parade magazine, Reeves said of Syme’s death: “Grief changes shape, but it never ends. People have a misconception that you can deal with it and say, ‘It’s gone, and I’m better’. They’re wrong. When the people you love are gone, you’re alone”.
So when Reeves and Grant were pictured together on the red carpet, the internet lost their collective mind.