Keanu Reeves and His Girlfriend Alexandra Grant Have Been Dating for a Lot Longer Than You Thought

After Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant made their red carpet debut as a couple in November, fans assumed it was a new romance. But Jennifer Tilly says the relationship has been going on for years.

By Elyse Dupre Feb 07, 2020 3:28 PMTags
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It looks like Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant have been dating for a lot longer than fans thought.

Jennifer Tilly told Page Six the 55-year-old actor and the 47-year-old artist have actually been together for years.

"I remember a couple years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Grant] said, 'Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend' and I'm like, 'Wait. What? What? What?'" the 61-year-old actress told the outlet at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection event on Wednesday.

Some assumed it was a new romance after The Matrix star and his leading lady made their red-carpet debut as a couple in November. The dynamic duo walked hand in hand and posed for pictures together at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.

"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,' because she had gone to a lot of events with him," Tilly continued. "It's just suddenly surfaced that he's been dating her for several years."

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In fact, the Bride of Chucky star thinks they're quite the match.

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"I saw him at her last art opening, and he's not, like, wanting the spotlight, because he's a really low-key guy, too, and I think why everybody went crazy is that they're sort of the perfect couple," Tilly, who met Grant at a dinner party years ago, told Page Six. "I think everybody wishes that they had something like that. It's not a razzle dazzle Hollywood romance."

Reeves and Grant go way back. They worked on a 2011 book together called Ode to Happiness. Reeves provided the text while Grant did the illustrations. They then released a second book together called Shadows in 2016 and cofounded the publisher X Artists' Books in 2017.