Keanu Reeves shocked fans when he made the rare move on Saturday to hold girlfriend Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.
But according to the 55-year-old John Wick star, it was time to show his love for women, according to a new report.
The A-list movie star has been dating the 46-year-old since earlier this year after he first made friends 10 years ago.
New love: Keanu Reeves shocked fans when he made the rare move on Saturday of holding girlfriend Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles. A source said they started dating earlier this year
They have the same friends in common: they have been friends for ten years and hang out in the same circles. Here they are seen with Eva Chow at the LACMA event on Saturday
Turns out that friendship only turned to love a few months ago People has not set an exact month.
& # 39; They started dating earlier this year, but wanted to keep it quiet & # 39 ;, a source told the site.
& # 39; Keanu wants to openly share his life with her. He is extremely happy and grateful that he has Alex in his life. & # 39;
The two were seen with their arms around each other in May at the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles.
An early sign was a romance: the two were seen with their arms around each other in May at the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles
Go public: but in June during the Saint Laurent Men & # 39; s Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two held hands in front of the camera & # 39; s
Another sign that this was serious: she was caught mid-October while resting her head on his shoulder as she clasped his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant
But in June during the Saint Laurent Men's Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two hands were in front of the cameras.
She was caught in mid-October while resting her head on his shoulder as she clasped his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant.
They also saw dinner at Giorgio Baldi, a luxury Italian hotspot, in Santa Monica, California.
Hip chick: Swarthmore College graduate Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language and uses exchanges with writers as a source for sculpture, painting, drawing and video images
Peace out: here the star saw the Hollywood path on a photo that was shared on social media
The couple worked together for the first time in 2011 on the book Ode to Happiness by Reeves, with Grant providing the illustrations. The project was her first artist's book and the first book by Reeves as a writer.
They worked together again on the 2016 book of the actor, Shadows, in which Grant again provided the illustrations.
On Saturday, Keanu made it clear that he was more than friends with Alexandra, holding her hand on the red carpet and shooting her loving appearance.
A source told ET: & # 39; They were smiling and having a good time. & # 39;
Fans were enthusiastic that Reeves finally found love, although, strangely enough, there were several people who thought Alexandra was Helen Mirren, 74.
Swarthmore College Graduate Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language and uses exchanges with writers as a source for visual material in sculpture, painting, drawing and video.
Her work is in public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) where the pair was spotted on Saturday.
Family first: Reeves has spent most of his career with mother Patricia Taylor or sister Karina Miller or both at his film events; can be seen here in 2005 at the Constantijn premiere
Who is Keanu's new girlfriend Alexandra Grant?
Alexandra Grant, based in Los Angeles, is an artist and philanthropist. Alexandra, born in Ohio, has graduated from Swarthmore College since 1994 with a BA in history and studio art.
The artist, 46, is known for her use of language and exchanges with writers as a source for imagery in her sculpture, painting, drawing and video works.
The talented artist cherished her love for the spoken word as a child after growing up all over the world and living in Mexico, Spain and France.
She has exhibited in prestigious spaces around the world, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Galerie Gradiva in Paris and The Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York.
In 2008, Alexandra founded the philanthropic grantLOVE project, which produces and sells original artworks and editions for artist projects and non-profit organizations.
Alexandra and Keanu have a history that goes back years and in 2011 they worked together for the first time on the picture book of an adult, Ode to Happiness.
The book was a success and led the poet-artist duo to compile their second book, Shadows, in 2016, while Grant Reeves photographed while filming John Wick.
Since then, the two have been spotted together at art galleries, signings, posed for Vogue Spain and even traveled to Germany to work together.
Speaking of collaborating on their second book, Grant told W Magazine: & # 39; We can spend a lot of time debating. Like, & # 39; A raspberry hue? And should it be darker? & # 39; We can become obsessive. & # 39;
Shadows is composed of dark silhouette images by Reeves made by Grant and poetry written by the Matrix actor.
Grant told the LA Times of her employee: & # 39; Nobody can move as they can. He is a really extreme performer.
& # 39; That's a huge piece why those images are so interesting. I knew that if I moved the camera while we were dancing together, as a photographer and subject, we could create these beautiful optical illusions. & # 39;
The two founded publisher X Artists & # 39; Books in 2017, with a focus on & # 39; unusual collaborations & # 39; and books that & # 39; don't really have a place because they are in genres & # 39 ;.
Long term: Alexandra and Keanu have a history that goes back years and worked together for the first time in 2011 on the picture book of an adult, Ode to Happiness, before a second book, Shadows in 2016 – pictured at the opening of the exhibition for the book about Grant & # 39; s Instagram
Keanu & # 39; s A-list exes and secret heartache
Keanu has always kept his personal life very private, but that has not prevented the rumor from linking with links to actresses on the A-list.
The film star has previously had dalliances with Amanda De Cadenet and Claire Forlani, but it is not known how serious he was with them.
There is also the long-standing rumor that he secretly dated his Speed co-star Sandra Bullock in the nineties after their crackling chemistry on the screen scored a hit in the register.
Friends only: the film icon has been linked to Sandra Bullock for years, of whom he said he used to be in love. Left in 1994 and right in 2006
Linked: Keanu was also spotted in the early 1990s with director Sofia Coppola, after they fell apart on the set of Bram Stoker & # 39; s Dracula
Just friends! Reeves and Amanda De Cadenet seen in 2010. She has been saying for years that they are just friends
The actors both admitted that they were in love with each other while filming for the 1994 film, but insisted that they never went out.
In the 1980s, Keanu dated three years with Jill Schoelen after a meeting on the set of the 1986 film Babes in Toyland,
Keanu was also spotted in the early nineties with director Sofia Coppola, after they fell for the set of Bram Stoker & # 39; s Dracula who directed Sofia father, Francis Ford Coppola.
Reeves' most important relationship was with actress Jennifer Syme. They started dating in 1998 and in 1999 Syme became pregnant with their daughter, Ava.
Ava was tragically stillborn at eight months. In 2001, Syme drove her 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a row of parked cars in Los Angeles; she died immediately. She was only 28 years old at the time.
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