Keanu Reeves stole our hearts as early as 1985, when he appeared on the silver screen in his first film, One Step Away. It wasn’t until recently, when he began playing a gun toting assassin in the movie series, John Wick , until fans really began getting googly eyes whenever he crossed their screens. And then, in 2019, the actor starred in the comedic Netflix film, Always Be My Maybe and stole our hearts all over again. Keanu Reeve’s hilarious role where he played noneother than himself, had fans laughing at looking at him in a completely new way.
Some even began looking at him as a hearthrob. After deeming him the most wholesome person alive , a fan named Jackson Beem created a petition for fans to sign, with hopes it will make Reeves Time magazine’s Person of the Year. After launching the petition in June 2019, over 172,000 signatures have been added. Unfortunately, Time didn’t listen, choosing to place climate crisis activist, Greta Thunberg on their cover. Reeves may not have landed the magazine’s front cover, but after going public with his girlfriend, he broke the internet.
Keanu went public with is business partner turned girlfriend, Alexandra Grant in November 2019. The actor stepped out, hand-in-hand, with his lady love to attend the LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci in Los Angeles. Reeves began trending on the internet, not only because he hadn’t been linked to a significant other in over a decade, but because he had become everyone’s crush! But, in the words of actress Keke Palmer, but the gag is, these two have been a couple for years.
While supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection in Los Angeles on Wednesday, actress Jennifer Tilly spoke to Page Six about her friend Keanu & his lovely lady. I remember a couple of years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Grant] said, ‘Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,’ and I’m like, ‘Wait. What? What? What?’” As I previously mentioned, these two didn’t come out publicly until November 2019. How was Keanu able to stay under the radar so well?
And what does that say for celebrities who stay in the limelight, like the Kardashians? Tilly added, It’s really astonishing to me how in the last five months, all of a sudden, she goes to an event with him and everybody goes insane, like, ‘It’s his new girlfriend. Did you know that Alexandra had had gone to a lot of events with him [in the past]. It’s just suddenly surfaced that he’s been dating her for several years. Did we, the internet, make Keanu Reeves famous again? He’s been living his best life under our noses this entire time. How didn’t we catch this?!