Who Is Alexandra Grant, Keanu Reeves' New Girlfriend?
ILLUSTRATOR Roland Mae Tanglao
Keanu Reeves is well-loved all over for a lot of good reasons. Many call him a living meme, but aside from that, he's also pretty stylish. (We've even called him the wholesome Prince of Darkness at one point.) Not to mention, he stars in our favorite movie franchises, from John Wick to Toy Story 4.
So, imagine the internet's surprise when he walked the LACMA Art + Film Gala red carpet hand in hand with artist Alexandra Grant over the weekend.
Here's what you need to know about his rumored lover and long-time friend Alexandra Grant.
She and Keanu first collaborated on his book.
In 2011, Grant provided illustration to Reeves' "grown-up picture book" Ode to Happiness. It was the actor's first book as a writer, and it was the artist's first artist book. In 2016, the two worked together again for Reeves' Shadows.
Then, the following year, the collaborators launched publishing house X Artists' Books, a press that focuses on artists' books and collaborations.
The two have actually attended a bunch of events together.
While it's the first time that the public has noticed Grant with Reeves, they've actually attended a number of events. The last one being the Saint Laurent runway show in Malibu, California back in June. Back then, the two were also photographed holding hands.
She's an artist based in Los Angeles.
According to the artist's bio, she uses text and language along with painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and photography to probe ideas that deal with translation, indentity, social responsibility, and more. She's exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and more. Take a look at more of her works here.
She's also a philanthropist.
On top of her art and publishing house, Grant also founded the grantLOVE project which raises funds for arts-based non-profits such as Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Project Angel Food, Art of Elysium, 18th Street Arts Center, and LAXART. What it does is produce original artworks and editions to sell.
Fans are really into the relationship.
We're not even exaggerating. Just take a look at the tweets below.