Why Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant Just Set the Bar for Famous Couples

Keanu Reeves set the internet ablaze when he recently appeared publicly with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant. It is especially exciting for fans because the famously kind actor’s past dating history has some true tragedy in it.

Seeing him happy and in love is thrilling his many admirers. A closer look at their inspiring relationship shows that they’ve done more than grab a few headlines. This pair has set the bar for famous couples everywhere. 

Keanu Reeves is well-known for his respectful and kind behavior

Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala.
Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Reeves is well-known to be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. The star has a documented history of quietly and humbly sharing his considerable wealth with people in need. From buying a property and donating it to a daycare that needed space to kindly obliging starstruck fans with selfies and autographs to giving up his seat on the bus, Reeves stands out as amazingly thoughtful and down-to-earth in a celebrity landscape that is not known for such traits. 

He has also been praised for his respectful stance when it comes to taking pictures with women—famous or not. At a time when more and more women are coming forward to talk about being inappropriately touched and made to feel uncomfortable in professional settings, fans spotted a trend in photographs with Reeves. He always hovers his hands away from a woman’s body when he takes pictures with them, showing an impressive amount of respect. 

Keanu Reeves’ previous relationship had a tragic end

The actor is notoriously quiet about his love life, but he has been romantically linked to some leading ladies over time. While he was seen getting close to some of his co-stars, including Sandra Bullock and Winona Ryder, he mostly brushed off rumors by saying they were just friends.

He did; however, date Sofia Coppola. He also had a serious relationship with Jennifer Syme. 

It was his relationship with Syme that ended in heartbreak. The pair were dating in the late 1990s and expecting a child together. Tragically, the baby was stillborn. Syme then died in a car crash shortly after their daughter’s tragic death.

Reeves has not really been seriously linked to anyone else despite a few rumors that he was dating and a hardcore shipping of a reunion with Bullock from fans.

Keanu Reeves met Alexandra Grant in a collaborative project 

Reeves’ latest relationship took fans by surprise. They were first spotted leaving a sushi bar together in October, and when they appeared together at a Los Angeles County Museum of Art event looking cuddly, the rumors were confirmed.

Grant and Reeves met when they were working together on a book called Ode to Happiness. This is not their only artistic collaboration. They also worked together on Reeves’ book Shadows and have known each other for years. It sounds as if they have found a great match in each other and can get really lost in a project’s details. 

“We can spend a lot of time debating. Like, ‘A raspberry hue? And should it be darker?’ We can get obsessive,” Grant explained.   

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant are giving fans hope and inspiration

So what is it about these two that makes people so hopeful? For one thing, fans are quick to point out that Reeves is dating someone “his own age.” While Grant is nine years younger than the 55-year-old actor, they are much more evenly matched than many Hollywood romances.

Fans were also taken aback by her stunningly gorgeous flowing gray hair. It’s rare to see a woman dressed to the nines at a celebrity event who is unafraid to embrace the natural signs of aging. 

Perhaps most impressive of all is how well the pair seem to share their craft with one another and complement each other’s skills. Grant is an artist and photographer who is also well known for her philanthropy. This makes her an excellent match for creative and kind-hearted Reeves.

The pair seems to build each other up and inspire one another to do the work they love, and what could be a better base for a relationship than that?