One question that I have always asked myself is that why do I (and so many other people) unconditionally love Keanu Reeves. For the record though, it’s not the give-me-an-autograph or I-will-die-for-you-king kind of love. It’s more on the lines of “Hey Keanu, I hope you’re doing good and I pray that you continue to do good for as long as time exists”. And I think that sentiment stems for the fact that he has lost so much and has yet continued to be a beacon for positivity.
Now, unless you are living under a rock or you’re a Keanu Reeves hater (How dare you?!), you will know that the John Wick actor recently made an appearance with his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, at the Gucci-hosted LACMA Art+Film event in Los Angeles. As soon as that happened, the internet collectively heaved a sigh of relief after knowing that Reeves isn’t lonely anymore and that Alexandra Grant is beside him and showering him with love. I mean, usually people cry tears of sadness when they get to know that their favourite celebrity is in a relationship. But for the first time in a long time, the internet was celebrating this relationship.
However, that’s not all. According to Mirror, an insider has said how influential Grant has been for Keanu and his mental stability:
“She’s one of the few people who’s managed to get Keanu to open up about his emotions and past. He was in such a dark place for so long, but Alexandra’s positive outlook and support have played a huge part in helping him turn his life around. Some say she’s not only stolen his heart but she’s also saved him.”
After learning this, I can confidently say that if something happened to me right now, I will die a happy man and a Keanu Reeves fan.
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I want to say that Keanu Reeves isn’t awesome just because he’s a Hollywood movie star. He has witnessed humongous personal loss and been through one of the worst professional slumps of all time. Yet, he has worked through it, engaged in philanthropic work, won the heart of non-fans by interacting with them in various public places, and revived his career while restructuring the action genre in general. On top of that, the fact that he is in a relationship is, as Keanu would say, breathtaking. Here’s to hoping that they stay together forever and keep loving each other for forever.