Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant gives rare insight into ‘inspiring’ relationship
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The girlfriend of everyone’s favourite actor has finally opened up about what it’s like to be with her dream man.
He then went on to play the best part of the dopey duo that was Bill and Ted before entering The Matrix as Neo.
Have you guessed who?
Of course, it’s the one and only Keanu Reeves.
His relationship with visual artist, Alexandra Grant, 50, has been shrouded in mystery since they first stepped out together in 2019 at several public events.
Now, Grant is finally giving us a look into what it’s like to be in a relationship with the most wholesome celebrity.
Speaking to People at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards on Friday without Reeves, 59, Grant talked about whether it was harder or easier to attend the red carpets alone.
She said: “The good news about falling in love as an adult is that I had built my own career by the time that my relationship had begun,”
“I feel very confident in the relationship on the red carpet. I feel confident on it alone.”
"It's interdependent and independent in the best ways,” she added.
Though the pair have only recently become a couple, they had been friends and collaborators for years beforehand.
When looking back at how her friendship with Reeves helped when she was creatively stuck, she explained: “In a moment of frustration in my life, I once said, ‘Sometimes I feel like a Maserati stuck in traffic,' that I have this big engine, but, for a variety of reasons, that I couldn't ever go.”
“And I know a lot of people feel frustrated in their lives, that they're not able to run their engine.”
“I think every creative person feels that way.”
The artist went on the say that Reeves is an ‘inspiration’ to her and that his creativity, kindness and work ethic are to thank.
Grant said: “What I love about Keanu and our exchange is that we're pushing each other to build new roads.”
“Seeing the other person's problem-solving is inspiring, like, ‘Oh, well, okay, this one, that's a cul-de-sac. How do I try this other thing?’”
“He's such an inspiration to me,” she added.
“He's so creative, he's so kind. He works so hard.”
But it’s not just his personality that inspires her, according to Grant, her art has 'absolutely' changed since entering her relationship, and for the better.
“I had a studio visit a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, 'I can see that your work has gotten happier,’”
“That's real. We're all human beings. We're animals. We're expressing from where we are and certainly feeling happier. I think the work is happier.”
The pair have been notoriously private about their relationship since the beginning, but Grant has disclosed something simple about their weekly routine as a couple.
She shared that they dedicate Friday nights to art which is why the actor had to miss the ceremony as he was performing with his band Dogstar.
“I'm really proud,” she said.
What an amazing couple!