One might argue that the perfect man doesn’t exist in this world, but that argument is null and void because Keanu Reeves lives in this world and he’s about as close to perfect as men come. In fact, he’s so perfect that he showed up to the Oscars this past weekend with his mother, costume designer Patricia Taylor. It’s also obvious where Keanu gets his good looks from Taylor looked stunning on her son’s arm in a white pantsuit ensemble.
Taylor looked so amazing at the Oscars that some initially misidentified her as Reeves’ longtime girlfriend, Alexandra Grant. Both Getty and the Associated Press made the mistake, and there are some minor similarities between the two women: they have similar hair. However, Reeves is one of a few actors in Hollywood who is actually dating a woman close to his own age, and it could be that the two media outlets indulged in some ageism by not examining Taylor more closely and seeing that she was not Grant.
Although Taylor is English, Reeves was born in Beirut, his father a performer from Hawaii. The two met when Taylor was working in Beirut as a costume designer. After his parents divorced, Reeves lived in Sydney, New York and then eventually Toronto, where he mostly grew up. Taylor has worked on a variety of projects, including as an assistant costume designer on the kids’ TV series Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? She also acted as production designer on the 1995 film The Four Corners of Nowhere.
Of course, many fans still wondered why Grant wasn’t on Keanu’s arm at the Oscars. Grant, though, is a woman with her own life, and it’s probably just a case of her being unavailable to attend. However, the relationship between Grant and Reeves has been mostly secretive until recently, and perhaps, they just choose to continue to attempt to keep their personal lives quiet. Reeves’ fans were recently surprised that the two had been dating for years, showing that they’ve been good at keeping their relationship on the down-low (and good for them).
Keanu Reeves had every right to be at the Oscars this year. He lent his voice to a character in Disney’s Toy Story 4, which took home the award for Best Animated Feature. Reeves has been busy since then, too: the long-awaited Bill and Ted Face The Music comes out this summer. Reeves will also compete with himself at the box office next year when The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 release in theaters on the same day. Right now, it’s good to be Keanu Reeves.