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Real love? Excavated photos of Keanu Reeves, 55, and girlfriend Alexandra Grant, 46, exhibited in a very loving way at the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in LA on May 18

His relationship with artist Alexandra Grant came to light on Saturday at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in LA, but the couple have been together since earlier this year.

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And on newly-excavated photos of the couple from back in May, they smile and radiate each other while they do a loving show.

Keanu, 55, and Alexandra, 46, actually made their red carpet debut at this event, the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in LA on May 18.

Real love? Excavated photos of Keanu Reeves, 55, and girlfriend Alexandra Grant, 46, exhibited in a very loving way at the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in LA on May 18

Real love? Excavated photos of Keanu Reeves, 55, and girlfriend Alexandra Grant, 46, exhibited in a very loving way at the MOCA Benefit 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary in LA on May 18

Happy: the couple looked very sweet while posing side by side during the event

Happy: the couple looked very sweet while posing side by side during the event

Happy: the couple looked very sweet while posing side by side during the event

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The Matrix actor was fit and started and Alexandra looked beautiful in a shimmering silver dress.

The couple have been friends for about ten years and it has been reported that Keanu wanted romance to be revealed.

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.

A source said: & # 39; They started dating earlier this year, but wanted to keep it quiet & # 39;

A source said: & # 39; They started dating earlier this year, but wanted to keep it quiet & # 39;

A source said: & # 39; They started dating earlier this year, but wanted to keep it quiet & # 39;

& # 39; Keanu wants to openly share his life with her. He is extremely happy and grateful that he has Alex in his life. & # 39;

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In June during the Saint Laurent Men & # 39; s Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two hands were in front of the camera & # 39; s.

In mid-October, she rested her head on his shoulder as she clutched his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant.

Va va voom: Keanu was pictured on his motorcycle on Monday in his suit and brown boots

Va va voom: Keanu was pictured on his motorcycle on Monday in his suit and brown boots

Va va voom: Keanu was pictured on his motorcycle on Monday in his suit and brown boots

They saw dinner at Giorgio Baldi, a luxury Italian hotspot in Santa Monica, California.

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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.

Close: The two put their arms around each other while posing on the purple carpet

Close: The two put their arms around each other while posing on the purple carpet

Close: The two put their arms around each other while posing on the purple carpet

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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;

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.

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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.

New love: the couple made the rare move to hold hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday in Los Angeles

New love: the couple made the rare move to hold hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday in Los Angeles

New love: the couple made the rare move to hold hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday in Los Angeles

Go public: and in June during the Saint Laurent Men & # 39; s Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two hands were in front of the camera & # 39; s

Go public: and in June during the Saint Laurent Men & # 39; s Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two hands were in front of the camera & # 39; s

Go public: and in June during the Saint Laurent Men & # 39; s Spring Summer 20 show at Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu, the two hands were in front of the camera & # 39; s

Another sign that this was serious: in mid-October, she rested her head on his shoulder as she clasped his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant

Another sign that this was serious: in mid-October, she rested her head on his shoulder as she clasped his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant

Another sign that this was serious: in mid-October, she rested her head on his shoulder as she clasped his arm as they left a Hollywood restaurant

Hip chick: Swarthmore College graduate Grant is an LA based artist who uses language and uses exchanges with writers as a source for visual material in sculpture, painting, drawing and video

Hip chick: Swarthmore College graduate Grant is an LA based artist who uses language and uses exchanges with writers as a source for visual material in sculpture, painting, drawing and video

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Hip chick: Swarthmore College graduate Grant is an LA based artist who uses language and uses exchanges with writers as a source for visual material in sculpture, painting, drawing and video

Peace out: here the star saw the Hollywood path on a photo that was shared on social media

Peace out: here the star saw the Hollywood path on a photo that was shared on social media

Peace out: here the star saw the Hollywood path on a photo that was shared on social media

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.

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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.

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.

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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 ;.

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