It has been over a year since Keanu Reeves made his major red carpet debut with his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant. Reeves took Grant to the LACMA Art + Film Gala in 2019. They walked the red carpet holding hands, sparking romantic rumors. In 2019, People reported the two were dating for months before their big red carpet moment.
Here, what to know about Reeves' girlfriend.
Their first project together was published then. Grant illustrated Reeves' book Ode to Happiness.
A source told People in 2019 that “Keanu wants to openly share his life with her. He is extremely happy and grateful to have Alex in his life. [They] started dating earlier this year, but have wanted to keep it quiet.”
People notes that Grant illustrated two books that Reeves wrote: his 2011 book Ode to Happiness and his 2016 book Shadows. They also founded a publishing company together, X Artists' Books in 2017.
According to the company's site, "XAB is a small publisher of thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres. Our books are works of art; portals to imagined worlds; treasured companions; the fabric of a community. We love the same things about our books as we do about our friends: generosity, open-heartedness, intelligence, mystery, style. They bring sustenance and shift realities. They may occasionally break your heart."
In June 2019, the two attended Saint Laurent's fashion show together, and they held hands(!!):
In May 2019, they attended the MOCA Benefit:
Reeves and Grant were first photographed together at the UNAIDS Galaat Design Miami/Basel in Switzerland.
According to People, the two were photographed at Giorgio Baldi in October 2019. They "arrived together in Reeve’s Porsche and spent three hours inside the restaurant conversing and sharing a meal." They left together.
As People pointed out, the artist shared photos of her Instagram showing herself presiding over her friend's ceremony in Brooklyn.
On her artist site's bio, Grant wrote that her living abroad in Mexico, France, and Spain in her childhood and adolescence has strongly inspired her language-based work. Per her bio, "Some of the basic questions that fuel her practice are: How do the languages we speak and the images we see form how we think and exchange ideas? How can artists and writers work to create and influence culture in an increasingly technology-driven world?"
She told LA Weekly in May 2019, of why she lives in that city, "I grew up in part in Mexico City, Washington, DC, and Paris, moving between languages and cultures. Los Angeles felt like home from the moment I first arrived in 1995, especially the diversity of people, idioms, foods, and plants (like jacaranda and bougainvillea). There’s an incredible work ethic here—many people are creative and entrepreneurial. Having friends who are working hard practicing their crafts—whether it’s set design, publishing, or acting—is very inspiring."
A year ago, Grant spoke with Vogue about her relationship with Reeves. When asked about her and Reeves's debut as a couple, Grant had mixed emotions. "I think every single person I knew called me in the first week of November, and that's fascinating, but the question I've been asking in all of this is: 'What is the opportunity for good," she said.
Over a year into quarantine, Grant and Reeves' romance is still going strong. The private twosome were seen dining at Spago in Beverly Hills. Reeves' Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure co-star Alex Winter and his family attended as well. Reeves and Grant were photographed wearing matching black outfits as they left the restaurant. The outing was one of the first public sightings of the couple in the new year.
Keanu Reeves Alexandra Grant went to see a play in New York City on Friday, July 8. The show is a production of American Buffalo that stars Reeves' Matrix co-star, Laurence Fishburne. The couple went out looking elegant, but comfortable. Reeves was wearing a black t-shirt with a blazer in a dark grey that matched his slacks, paired with brown leather shoes. Grant wore a sleeveless navy blue dress that stopped just above her ankles, showing off her sandals covered in small gold beading.