- Keanu Reeves was “traumatized” by the tragic loss of his daughter and ex-girlfriend.
- Years later, he met a woman who “changed” his life and “saved” him.
- A source said Reeves was ready to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Alexandra Grant.
“John Wick” star Keanu Reeves started acting professionally when he was 15 and has built a respectable name for himself in Hollywood.
The actor admitted that he was a private man who didn’t have anything to tweet or say. However, from time to time, he has opened up about his love life, grief, and kids.
Reeves was dating his girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, but the two broke up after experiencing an unimaginable loss. Syme and Reeves were expecting their first child together, but eight months into the pregnancy, their daughter, Ava Archer Syme Reeves, was stillborn on Christmas Eve 1999.
The pair had only met a year before their child was stillborn. Amidst mourning their baby, Syme and Reeves broke up.
Two years later, in 2001, Syme died in a road accident. She was driving home drunk from a party with Marilyn Manson when her jeep crashed into a row of parked cars. She was thrown from her seat and died instantly.
A source said Reeves found it very difficult to cope after Syme’s death. Another insider revealed that when the actor lost Syme, he was “traumatized” and “couldn’t get out of bed in the morning.”
The actor once said grief and loss don’t ever go away. In 2006, five years after Syme’s death, Reeves also admitted that he felt “alone” because the people he loved were gone. However, he said he was trying to move on with life and not be alone so much. He also admitted:
“[I]t’s a struggle. I want to get married. I want to have kids. That’s at the top of the mountain. I’ve got to climb the mountain first. I’ll do it. Just give me some time.”
Still, in 2017, 11 years after Reeves confirmed that he longed for a wife and kids, he went back on his words and said it was too late for him to have children. “I’m 52. I’m not going to have any kids,” the actor noted.
After Syme’s death, Reeves was single for a long time and never introduced any loved one to the public. Luckily, the actor, who thought it was too late for him to settle down, found love again years later.
Reeves went from a man who was alone to a partnered man when he and his work partner started dating and became loving companions.
How Did Keanu Reeves Meet the Woman Who “Changed” His Life?
Reeves met his long-time girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, in 2009. The two were introduced at a dinner party in 2009. They became friends and entered into a professional relationship.
As per Reeves’ friends, the actor has spoken about making Grant his wife, and he wasn’t even hiding the fact that he was going to propose to her.
When Reeves wrote his first poetry book, “Ode to Happiness,” in 2011, Grant painted the illustrations. The actor wrote his second book “Shadows” in 2015, which Grant co-authored by giving image descriptions and photographing Reeves in various shadows.
In November 2019, a source revealed that Grant and Reeves started dating in the summer of 2017. The couple confirmed their relationship in 2019, three years after Reeves admitted he wanted a wife and children.
A source said, before Grant and Reeves met, the actor was in a dark place for so long. However, the source noted that after their encounter and the relationship that followed, “everything changed.”
Grant brought a positive outlook and support to Reeves that helped him turn his life around. “Some say she’s not only stolen his heart, but she’s also saved him,” the insider added.
The source revealed that after the pair began a romantic relationship, they became inseparable. The two do several activities together, including secret vacations and romantic candlelit dinners.
Grant even started learning how to ride a motorcycle, as this activity is one of the actor’s favorite pastimes. However, the insider said Reeves still had commitment issues because he lost loved ones before but that he is working through his trauma.
After Reeves and his girlfriend went public through their red-carpet debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2019, Grant revealed that she received many calls from people who asked her about her new boyfriend. She described the situation as “fascinating.”
The “Constantine” star and his girlfriend have kept a low profile since they went public. Still, an insider said the two are “head over heels for each other.” The source noted that the couple fit together perfectly and that Reeves fawns over Grant when they’re together.
Is Keanu Reeves Ready to Get Married?
A source close to Reeves said the actor was ready to propose to Grant, who he has now dated for over five years. The source noted that Reeves was sure Grant was “the one” for him. The insider said Reeves’ friends have seen how happy the actor is with Grant.
As per Reeves’ friends, the actor has spoken about making Grant his wife, and he wasn’t even hiding the fact that he was going to propose to her. “He was recently spotted ring shopping in West Hollywood,” the source explained.
The insider noted that Reeves and Grant had been in a long-term relationship before, but their relationship surpassed the previous ones because everything was easy, the couple flowed well together, and they meshed perfectly.
The source also said that Reeves and Grant are now mature, stable, and know exactly what they want in life. The two want no drama in their lives, love each other deeply, and Reeves adores Grant.
On November 4, 2019, an insider said Reeves’ friends were ecstatic that the actor had finally found happiness with a wonderful woman, and that the actor couldn’t stop raving about his girlfriend.
Reeves’ mother, Patricia Taylor, also reportedly adores Grant. A source said Taylor would be happy to call Grant her daughter-in-law. Grant and Taylor met in 2019, and Reeves’ mother warmed to her instantly.
Taylor and Grant also have a similar passion for the arts. “The Matrix” star is close to his mother, and the three meet for lunch or dinner often.
Reeves, who went through years of pain, loneliness, and darkness after losing loved ones, is now deeply in love again and may soon fulfill his desire of having a life partner and wife.