Keanu Reeves—he who’s “too beautiful for this world”—appears to be like to internet found out love. The John Wick star and pillar of unsleeping masculinity made it red-carpet official (fancy Instagram official but for celebrities) with artist Alexandra Grant on Monday night on the LACMA Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles. They held hands; they exchanged shiny glances. They typically introduced an nearly weird and wonderful quantity of comfort and pleasure to those of us who’re invested in Reeves’s nicely-being.
The sources of our deeply felt contentment are many: There might perhaps be the incontrovertible truth that the intensely personal Reeves has seldom introduced a love hobby to a red-carpet match in the span of his 35-twelve months occupation, especially in fresh times, as an replacement coming solo, brooding, and presumably going home to secretly donate hundreds and hundreds to kids’s hospitals. Followers are furthermore admittedly especially emotional about Reeves and Grant in gentle of his tragic past: In 1999 he and his girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, mourned the initiating of a stillborn daughter; two years later 28-twelve months-extinct Syme modified into as soon as killed in a automobile crash. In the a protracted time that followed, Reeves, now 55, never married.
Nevertheless apart from to to the history and web-boyfriend mythology that swirls round Reeves, his and Grant’s relationship has drawn approving consideration in its internet beautiful. For better or worse (and in a minute bit of unhappy commentary on the conventional Hollywood-dating dynamics), fans are broadly celebrating that Grant, 46, is often shut to Reeves in age (albeit calm 9 years his junior), would not dye her gray hair, and appears to be like to be a minute bit taller than he is. All extra proof, not that any modified into as soon as wished, that Reeves is one among the few factual-blue men in the game.
Of some distance elevated hobby to me, on the opposite hand, is that Grant and Reeves appear to vibe on a creative and psychological level, as longtime pals and collaborators. Grant illustrated a 2011 “grown-up’s list e-book,” (which I will indubitably be ordering momentarily) Ode to Happiness, whereas Reeves wrote the textual boom material. The pair reunited for a sequel, Shadows, in 2016, and cofounded a publishing home, X Artists’ Books. In one photo that has surfaced of them, Grant, in a flowing cardigan, perches on a blue ladder amongst her art whereas Reeves stares pensively into the camera carrying a leather jacket. (Has one thing ever been extra romantic?) They’ve—astutely, I concentrate on—been known as a “dope cybercouple.”
It’s moderately the enhance for the burgeoning Keanuissance. I’m assured Runt Ladies folk will most certainly be sizable, but as one fan raved on Twitter, Reeves and Grant’s relationship is already “t