Did Keanu Reeves just publicly confirm a new romance for the first time in two decades?
That’s surely what most of the internet thinks after the “Matrix” actor, 55, attended Saturday’s 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala hand-in-hand with longtime collaborator and business partner, Alexandra Grant, 46.
The rumored couple was all smiles as they posed alongside one another for photographers on the red carpet and held hands as they walked into the star-studded event together. Inside the gala, an eyewitness described the pair as “smiling and having a good time” to ET, and noted that they spent time chatting with Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell.
10 PHOTOSKeanu Reeves and Alexandra GrantSee GalleryKeanu Reeves and Alexandra GrantLOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 02: Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant arrive at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci on November 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 02: Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Galaat LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for LACMA)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 02: Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Audi)MALIBU, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R)Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 20 Show Photo Call on June 06, 2019 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)Canadian-US actor Keanu Reeves (R) and US artist Alexandra Grant arrive for the Saint Laurent Men’s Spring-Summer 2020 runway show in Malibu, California, on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)(Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 18: Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant attend the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on May 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Rachel Luna/WireImage)PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 10:Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant attend the Shadow Book signing on Steidle stand as part of Paris Photo 2017 : Day Two At Le Grand Palaison November 10, 2017 in Paris, France.(Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 10:(L-R) Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves attend the ‘X Artists’ books launch at Palais De Tokyo on November 10, 2017 in Paris, France.(Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)BASEL, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 13:(L to R) Dustin Yellin, Nane Maria Annan, Kofi Annan, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the UNAIDS Gala during Art Basel 2016 at Design Miami/ Basel on June 13, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)Up Next
While not confirmed by Reeves or Grant, sources close to the couple told Us Weekly after their outing that the pair has “been dating for years.”
“It wasn’t a secret,” the insider added. “They have been dating since at least summer of 2017.”
Prior to their relationship reportedly becoming romantic, Grant and Reeves collaborated on two books, the first of which came out in 2011, and they also co-founded X Artists’ Books together in 2017. The publishing house publishes “thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres.”
“Some people are kind of dreamers who have a lot of ideas but don’t like to get things done,” Grant told Los Angeles Magazine in 2018 about their working relationship. “I think we both like to have the idea and get it into the world.”
Notably, Reeves hasn’t publicly confirmed being in a relationship since 1999, when he and Jennifer Syme broke up after their daughter, Ava, was stillborn at eight months. Syme died two years later in 2001.
People reports that the rumored couple was spotted having a three-hour dinner at Santa Monica hot-spot Giorgio Baldi in October. Back in June, Reeves and Grant also attended the Saint Laurent men’s fashion show together in Malibu, where they also posed together while holding hands.
While their relationship is up in the air, Grant and Reeves’ artistic collaboration has clearly been fruitful over the years — and no wonder. While the “John Wick” actor’s accolades as an actor are well-known, Grant has also established herself as an accomplished artist in her own right.
Since getting a Bachelor of Arts in History and Studio Art at Swarthmore College, Grant then got her Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts. ET reports that she has had her work exhibited everywhere from Paris to New York and she’s also the founder of a charitable organization called the grantLOVE project.
30 PHOTOSKeanu Reeves through the yearsSee GalleryKeanu Reeves through the yearsActor Keanu Reeves poses while attending the Screen Director’s Guild screening of the made-for-TV film, ‘Under the Influence,’ 1986. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -1987: A young Keanu Reeves, star of ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,’ poses during a 1987 West Hollywood, California, studio portrait session promoting the film. Reeves later went on to star in such Hollywood blockbusters as ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Speed.’ (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)Keanu Reeves at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)Keanu Reeves (Photo by © Aaron Rapoport/CORBIS OUTLINE/Corbis via Getty Images)UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1990: Photo of Keanu Reeves (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)UNITED STATES – Keanu Reeves at the Hollywood premiere of the film ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’, 11th July 1991. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)Keanu Reeves (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)Keanu Reeves during 2nd Annual MTV Movie Awards at Disney Studios in Burbank, California, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)Keanu Reeves (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)Canadian actor Keanu Reeves on the set of A Walk in the Clouds directed by Mexican Alfonso Arau. (Photo by Murray Close/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)Keanu Reeves of Dogstar during Dogstar in Concert – 1995 File Photo’s in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)Hollywood film star Keanu Reeves at the 1999 Glastonbury Festival, where he performed on stage with his band Dogstar. (Photo by James Arnold – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)Glastonbury Festival , Britain – 1999, Keanu Reeves (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)Actress Charlize Theron and actor Keanu Reeves attend the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 21, 2001 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)BURBANK, CA – DECEMBER 11: Actor Keanu Reeves appears on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ at the NBC Studios on December 11, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 18: Actor Keanu Reeves presents the Make-Up Artist of the Year award on stage at The Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel October 18, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)AUSTIN, TX – JUNE 4:Keanu Reeves meets his fans during the ‘Lights, Camera, Fashion 2’ show, on June 4, 2004 in Austin, Texas.(Photo by Jana Birchum/Getty Images)Keanu reeves (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)TOKYO – DECEMBER 18:Actor Keanu Reevesattends the ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on December 18, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on December 19. (Photo by Jun Sato/ WireImage) TOKYO – DECEMBER 17: Actor Keanu Reeves attends the ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on December 17, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on December 19 in Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/ WireImage) NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 15:Actor Keanu Reeves attends a screening of ‘The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee’ hosted by the Cinema Society and A Diamond Is Forever at the AMC Loews 19th Street on November 15, 2009 in New York City.(Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic) LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON — Episode 910 — Pictured: Actor Keanu Reeves during an interview on October 11, 2013 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Keanu Reeves attends a book signing at Waterstone’s, Piccadilly. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 24:Actor Keanu Reeves arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere ‘Cloud Atlas’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)NARITA, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 17:Actor Keanu Reeves is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on November 17, 2013 in Narita, Japan.(Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 18:Actor Keanu Reeves on the set of ‘John Wick 2’ on November 18, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Bobby Bank/GC Images)PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 22:Actor Keanu Reeves walks through the back of the pits during qualifying for the 2016 MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 22, 2016 in Phillip Island, Australia.(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 08:Keanu Reeves attends Arch press conference at EICMA 2017, the International Motorcycle Fair, on November 8, 2017 in Milan, Italy.(Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 18: Keanu Reeves attends a photo call for Regatta’s ‘Destination Wedding’ at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on August 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)US actor Keanu Reeves (L) and Sao Paulo’s governor Joao Doria pose for photographers during a meeting at Bandeirantes Palace, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 3, 2019. – Reeves is visiting Sao Paulo to scout locations for a movie to be released next year. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP) (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)Up Next
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