Keanu Reeves’s Girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, Takes a Sequin LBD for a Spin on Date Night

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Keanu Reeves is in a loving, committed relationship with Alexandra Grant.

In November 2019, Reeves was spotted holding hands with the Los Angeles–based artist on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. While the hand-holding may have come out of the blue for someone who doesn’t make their living tracking celebrity relationship statuses, Reeves and Grant have not only known each other for more than a decade, but have also allegedly been dating for years.

Keep reading to learn more about Grant, from her first artistic collaboration with Reeves back in 2011 to the art-book publishing company she cofounded with the actor in 2017.

They met at a dinner party in 2009.

In a feature published by The New York Times, it’s revealed that the two first crossed paths at a dinner party a decade ago. Not long after they met, they started working together.

Grant and Reeves have collaborated artistically before.

Grant did illustrations for Reeves’s 2011 book Ode to Happiness, which bills itself as “a grown-up’s picture book” that is “both a meditation and a gentle tease about how we cope with life’s sorrows.”

In 2016, the duo came together again to create Shadows, a project that “explores the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as image and figure of speech,” with photography by Grant and text by Reeves.

They cofounded a publishing company.

In 2017, the artistic duo cofounded X Artists’ Books, a small publishing house that focuses on artist-centered books. Titles the company has published include The Artists’ Prison, The Words of Others, and Oracular Transmissions.

They’ve made public appearances together before.

Although the two tend to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, they have been spotted together on a handful of outings and at public events.

Most recently, the pair enjoyed a date night at Los Angeles celebrity hot spot Giorgio Baldi in May 2024.

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In 2020, Reeves and Grant attended Saint Laurent Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 show in Malibu, holding hands.

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant hold hands on the beach, posing for cameras.
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Before that, the two attended 2019’s MOCA Benefit at the Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles, and the UNAIDS Gala at Art Basel 2016 in Switzerland.

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant pose for cameras on the red carpet.
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Grant founded the GrantLove Project.

According to its website, the GrantLove Project “is an artist-owned and operated project that produces and sells original artworks and editions to benefit artist projects and arts non-profits.” Since 2008, Grant has used sales from the project to raise funds for various Los Angeles–based charities or art projects.

Her artwork has been featured in a lot of galleries.

From her home base in Los Angeles to across the country in New York City and even to the cobblestoned streets of Paris, Grant’s eclectic artwork has been featured in galleries around the world. They include the Galerie Gradiva in Paris, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Lowell Ryan Projects in Los Angeles, and the Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York City.

Grant spoke openly about their relationship for the first time in 2020.

For the first time ever, Grant spoke publicly about her relationship with Reeves in a March 2020 interview with British Vogue. “I think every single person I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating,” she told the outlet, referring to her and Reeves’s appearance at the LACMA gala. “But the question I’ve been asking in all of this is: ‘What is the opportunity for good?’ ”

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Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the UNAIDS Gala during Art Basel 2016 at Design.David M. Benett - Getty Images

Grant also touched on the first time the couple worked on publishing together, for their 2011 collaboration on Ode to Happiness, in which Reeves’s poems accompany Grant’s drawings. “The book was made as a surprise, by me, for Keanu, as a private gift,” she said. “All our friends sitting in the room got the giggles when I gave it to him—they said, ‘Please publish it!’ So that’s how we got into publishing.”

A close friend explained why Grant and Reeves just work together.

In 2020, at an event for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative, pal Jennifer Tilly told Page Six that Keanu and Alexandra are old news.

“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?’ ” she recalled. “She was so cool, I thought she was a lesbian.”

Tilly adds, “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. It’s just suddenly surfaced that he’s been dating her for several years.”

Are Reeves and Grant a good match? Tilly thinks they’re perfect for each other.

“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,” she said. “I think everybody wishes that they had something like that. It’s not a razzle-dazzle Hollywood romance.”

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Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves attend the X Artists’ Books launch at Palais De Tokyo on November 10, 2017 in Paris.Marc Piasecki - Getty Images

She added that Grant’s mystique matches Reeves’s, calling her a “cool, elegant woman—very quiet, very low-key.” Meanwhile, the acclaimed actor “is a really great guy, too, but he’s really lucky.”

On the subject of whether or not they'll ever marry, Tilly said, “I don’t know—that doesn’t seem very hip and bohemian, does it? They’re artists. They’re just going to do what they do.”

Grant said Reeves is an “inspiration” for her art.

In a September 2023 interview with People, the artist spoke openly about her relationship with Reeves.

“What I love about Keanu and our exchange is that we’re pushing each other to build new roads,” she told the outlet. “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?’ ” She added, “He’s such an inspiration to me. He’s so creative, he’s so kind. He works so hard.”

Grant drew parallels between both of their crafts.

“My work is much more of a private performance, but I have a text that I interpret in the studio into a painting, into an object,” she explained. “He takes the text in private and then turns it into a performance in public. There’s a relationship. We’re both at the heart readers and researchers. We both care about people and we care about characters.”

Reeves has helped her make art that’s “happier,” Grant said: “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.”

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Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala.Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

She also talked about the benefits of forming a long-lasting relationship as a mature adult. “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,” she said. “It’s interdependent and independent in the best ways.”

As for Reeves’s 2023 reunion with his alternative-rock band, Dogstar, Grant said, “I’m really proud. I am a huge Dogstar fan. I had the great pleasure of going to their first public show and because I’ve been listening to the latest album for quite some time, I was one of the only people in the audience who knew all the lyrics. That was really cool. It’s fun. It’s beyond fun.”

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