There are very few Hollywood celebrities that are as universally loved as Keanu Reeves. The Matrix actor is one that has almost no scandals whatsoever.
Keanu Reeves stepped out with girlfriend Alexandra Grant for the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at LACMA in Los Angeles.
The pair have apparently been dating for years and while he has never hidden the relationship, he has also never really spoken about it either.
There is a 9-year age difference between the two as Keanu is 55 while Grant is 46.
The response on the internet has been overwhelming with many people genuinely pleased that he is happy. The other thing that dominated the conversation is how ‘age appropriate’ his girlfriend seems to be.
Many applauded that Keanu Reeves is dating someone within his his age bracket rather than a younger model or the like that a lot of celebrities seem to go for. This narrative has rubbed some people the wrong way and they point out that labelling someone who is 9 years younger ‘his age bracket’ simply because she’s over 40 is problematic.
Alexis Nedd, a senior entertainment reporter tweeted about this when she wrote: “yes it’s awkward that Keanu Reeves dating a 46 year old is seen as an example of an older man dating someone “his own age,” but keep in mind that for Keanu to date someone as old as him he’d have to woo the corpse of Cleopatra VII”
Actress Bette Midler also tweeted about it and she said: “The internet is going wild because Keanu Reeves was spotted at an event with a woman some people called an “age-appropriate” date. Yes, he was holding her hand because he wanted to, not because he was worried she’d run out into traffic!”
This is Keanu’s first public relationship since the one with Jennifer Syme which ended in tragedy as she died in 2001.
You can check out more tweets below
So much to talk about on this historic evening in politics, but everyone stop & focus on the age of #keanureeves gf. Let’s give him a round of applause for dating someone only a decade his junior.
— Wynnie (@MyGingerMinge) November 6, 2019
I'm here clapping hands with joy for #keanureeves whole day and just realised 55 year old dude got girlfriend and I sit alone like an idiot 😐
— MaWiPo (@MaWiPo12) November 6, 2019
I just dunno. I feel like Keanu Reeves having a girlfriend is a huge reason to miss work, watch chick flicks, eat ice cream and just ugly cry into the container. Idk that's just me though.
— Yuh (@okayand143) November 6, 2019
i love keanu reeves but a billion tweets celebrating him dating an ‘age appropriate woman’ is the lowest the bar has been in a while loool
— disco lizard (@cloacawing) November 6, 2019
I like Keanu Reeves all the more now that it has been revealed that his new love is a 46 year old/young woman . Not some 20 something skinny model ego enhancing bimbo, but a 46 year old artist. Keanu is a rare genuine human being in a shallow celebrity world.
— Swenglish (@LondonSwenglish) November 6, 2019
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