Keanu Reeves dinner date with artist girlfriend Alexandra Grant
Keanu Reeves, 56, is seen on a dinner date with artist girlfriend Alexandra Grant, 47, in Beverly Hills as they join his Bill & Ted’s co-star Alex Winter
Keanu Reeves has been dating Alexandra Grant for several years and the two just seem to be getting closer with time.
On Saturday evening the 56-year-old Matrix actor and the 47-year-old Los Angeles based artist were seen walking together outside Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills after a gourmet meal from Wolfgang Puck’s team.
They were also with the A list actor’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure co-star Alex Winter as well as Alex’s wife of 11 years Ramsey Ann Naito and son Leroy Winter.
Cozy date: Keanu Reeves has been dating Alexandra Grant for ‘several years’ and the two just seem to be getting closer with time. On Saturday evening the 56-year-old Matrix actor and the Los Angeles based artist were seen walking together outside Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills
Keanu wore a black blazer and jeans with a beanie and beige construction boots as he carried a takeout bag.
His girlfriend had her long gray hair in a ponytail as she was dressed in a baseball jacket, black slacks and black boots while carrying a small clutch purse.
Alex and Keanu have collaborated on Bill & Ted Face the Music, reprising their roles as metalhead slackers Bill Preston and Ted Logan for the first time in 29 years.
Meanwhile, Keanu and his love interest look to be solid. They made their debut as a couple at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2019.
The duo first collaborated in 2011 on his book Ode To Happiness, with the artist providing the illustrations, and reunited again to work on his 2016 book Shadows.
Longtime pal: They were also with the A list actor’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure co-star Alex Winter as well as his wife Ramsey Ann Naito and son Leroy Winter
The following year, the pair co-founded X Artists’ Books, a publishing house that focuses on publishing ‘thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres.’
Pal Jennifer Tilly has revealed they have actually been together for a lot longer than anyone realized.
She told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: ‘I remember a couple of years ago, about a year and a half ago, [Alexandra] said, “Keanu Reeves is my boyfriend,” and I’m like, “Wait. What? What? What?.”
‘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.”
Rock on: Alex and Keanu have collaborated on Bill & Ted Face the Music, reprising their roles as metalhead slackers Bill Preston and Ted Logan for the first time in 29 years
‘She had gone to a lot of events with him [in the past]. It’s just suddenly surfaced that he’s been dating her for several years.’
The actress – who met Alexandra at a dinner party many years ago – thinks her friend and the ‘ohn Wick star are a great match because they are both very low-key.
She said: ‘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.
‘I think everybody wishes that they had something like that. It’s not a dazzle, dazzle Hollywood romance.
‘[Alexandra] is a cool, elegant woman, very quiet, very low-key. [Keanu] is a really great guy, too, but he’s really lucky.’
When the news broke of their love: The two held hands on the carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2019 in Los Angeles
In December it was reported that Reeves wants to ‘openly share his life’ with girlfriend.
The actor is ‘extremely happy’ with her and ‘he wants to openly share his life with her. He is extremely happy and grateful to have Alex in his life. [They] started dating earlier this year, but have wanted to keep it quiet,’ a source told People.
In January, the pair were photographed enjoying dinner together at Giorgio Baldi, a luxurious Italian hot spot, in Santa Monica, California.
Last month his pal Winter said doesn’t envy Keanu Reeves.
But they held hands before LACMA too: They looked close in June 2019 at the Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 20 Show in Paradise Cove in Malibu but few picked up on that they were a couple at the time
Since the first Bill & Ted movie was released in 1989, Keanu has become a leading man in franchises such as The Matrix and John Wick, although Winter has no desire to follow in his co-star’s footsteps.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, the 55-year-old actor said: ‘That is not the life path I set myself out on… I love what I do.
‘I’ve been making films for decades and I love that so much. I was never looking to be a leading man.
‘I’m really proud of Reeves. We’ve been close our whole lives, but I never look at that career and ask: ‘What if that was me?’ ‘
Winter had ‘good fun’ playing Bill in the time-travelling musical comedy and suggested that the close-knit relationship between the cast and crew has been pivotal to the success of the film series.
He explained: ‘The films are not self-serious. They’re not self-reflective. The scripts are very funny, and the weird dichotomy between how childlike and innocent and not particularly bright we are on the one hand, and how ornate our language is on the other, is infectious from a performance standpoint. It’s fun to play these guys.
Back at it for laughs: The buddies seen in the sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music
The first one: The actors with George Carlin in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989
‘But the notion of the sincere idea of representing close friendship against the craziness of the world is a large part of what’s carried them.
‘The films are written by two very close friends (Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon), are performed by two very close friends, and there’s a sincerity to this that people enjoy.’
Alex hasn’t ruled out a fourth Bill & Ted film. He and co-star Reeves would be up for another movie, although there are no plans currently in the works.
Alex said: ‘We don’t need to do another. We don’t particularly feel there needs to be another one, but we would enjoy making another one. That’s really the honest answer. There’s nothing more to it.
His mega blockbuster franchise: Reeves with Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix from 1999
‘We are not currently planning another one. Certainly, no one has come to us and asked us to do another one. I don’t know where those chips are gonna fall.’
Winter added: ‘I can tell you that, if there was interest in making another one, and Keanu and I had the ability to come in and do something that would be as satisfying as what we just did, sure. We would both be interested in doing that.’
The Lost Boys star explained that he and Keanu only returned to do another movie in the first place was because of the ‘hilarious and emotional’ script written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
Alex told Collider: ‘We made this film because Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon came to Keanu and myself with an idea that we thought was genuinely both hilarious and emotional, which is not easy.
‘We would never have done it, if it didn’t do both of those things because frankly there would have been no way to play the characters, if it didn’t do both of these things.’
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