Keanu Reeves needs no introduction at this stage of his career. We’ve all heard his name and seen one of his movies, even if we’re unaware of it
But despite being one of the biggest names in the world, Keanu might not be the kind of person you’d expect. In reality, he is unlike any other actor out there.
A Permanent Mark
After playing Neo in The Matrix Series and Johnathan in John Wick, it is clear that Keanu has left a permanent mark on Hollywood history. Over the years, the actor has made millions of dollars, but he is not one to flaunt his cash.
He is known for donating large amounts of money to children’s hospitals and charities. But there’s a lot more to him than you might think.
In movies, he usually plays the role of a tough guy completing some insane mission, like getting revenge after the death of his beloved dog. But in real life, he is quite the opposite of this.
When he’s not on set or the red carpet, he focuses on being a good person and lending a helping hand wherever he can.
He Loves His Fans
According to those closest to him, he is quite the introvert who doesn’t enjoy the glitz and glamor that comes from being one of the biggest celebrities in the world.
But he adores one thing about being an actor: his fans. He is often seen interacting with his fans, like when he bought an ice cream to give a fan his autograph.
But that is not at all how his co-stars get to know him. He keeps things entirely professional whenever he’s on set.
But this doesn’t mean that he’s stuck up, luckily. He is the complete opposite, as many of his co-stars and crew members have revealed while speaking of him. This is all thanks to the experiences they’ve shared with him.
A Good Person
Everyone who’s interacted with him, whether a fan or a co-worker, has revealed that he’s a great guy.
Whenever he sees a cameraman needing help with his bags, he will step up and offer a hand. When he sees a lady carrying a heavy bag on the subway, he gets up and gives her his seat. He is always thinking of others.
All Over Social Media
These good deeds do not go unnoticed by the rest of the world. Whenever he does something nice for someone else, the story gets blasted on social media.
But a few of his deeds go unnoticed by the world, and this is because he doesn’t want them to go public. One of these seemingly unknown things is his medical foundation. That’s right! Keanu owns a medical foundation!
More To It
It is quite surprising to learn that a celebrity owns a medical foundation that doesn’t have their name attached to it. But this is exactly how Keanu wants it. He doesn’t need the world to know how amazing he really is.
In 2009, he revealed in an interview that this is what he prefers and that he lets the foundation do what it does. But surely there must be more to it, right?
Nope, that’s it! He is a man with a big heart whose deeds have led him to be one of the most beloved celebrities in the world. He is a firm believer that kindness always comes first. (centralpointeacademy.com)
But a few more things still need to be explored about him, and that is what we’re about to do.
How Far Would He Go?
After everything we’ve seen and heard about the actor, there is no doubt that Keanu is a great guy. But we’re curious how far he would be willing to go for his beloved fans.
He is often seen signing posters and posing for pictures with fans. But what would happen if he was asked out for a drink by one of his fans? Or to attend a wedding?
Loves His Fans
When a fan misses the opportunity to get an autograph from their favorite celebrity, they often have to wait for another encounter and hope it pans out. But when it comes to Keanu, he makes an effort to make every fan happy.
As we mentioned with the ice cream earlier. The fan missed the opportunity, but Keanu wasn’t just going to leave. He bought an ice cream so he could have a piece of paper to autograph. But the best is yet to come.
But before we get into that, let’s look at Keanu’s career and how he came to where he is today. When he made Speed with Sandra Bullock, he seemed at ease on the red carpet, even more so than she did.
However, that wasn’t always the case, especially not in the early years of his career.
In the early years, Reeves played in Dracula with Winona Ryder, which caused quite a stir, but not for the reasons you’d expect.
In the movie, Reeves and Ryder got married, and that was blown up further down the line as the hilarious story of the wedding had quite a few of us scratching our heads.
You see, when the movie was filmed, Director Francis Ford Coppola decided that he wouldn’t have an actor performing the ceremony. He opted for a real priest instead.
So when Winona joked that she was really married to Reeves, quite a few of our jaws scraped the ground. But since there was no legal paperwork the marriage isn’t actually legit.
A True Gentleman
Still, everyone who knows Reeves or has seen him in action can tell that chivalry is indeed still alive. He takes care when it comes to his co-workers, and when he’s on the red carpet, he’s a true gentleman who always treats his date with respect.
But we’re guessing you want to get back to the fans, so here we go.
We all know Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Jason Mamoa love photobombing people while they’re off having an adventure. And Reeves has a similar hobby.
He should have yet another title added to the already long list because Keanu has a habit of crashing weddings. It’s mostly an accident, but when it happens, he’s always happy to stick around, as one couple found out.
A Stay In The U.K.
Keanu was staying in Northamptonshire’s Fawsley Hall while the venue was hosting a wedding, and we are sure he was just as surprised as the groom was when they met in the pub.
Jeremy, the groom, had spotted Keanu sometime during the reception and decided to approach the actor. We can only imagine how nervous he must’ve been.
The Happy Couple
It was the happiest day of Jeremy’s life. He had just married the woman of his dreams, and while celebrating, he bumped into a Hollywood star.
He knew he was probably just taking a big risk, but Jeremy would take it nonetheless. He approached Reeves and asked him something completely unexpected. What could it have been?
Invited For A Drink
Jeremy was relieved to find that Keanu was actually approachable and that he had no problem talking to one of his fans, even in such a setting.
So Jeremy went for broke and invited Reeves to have some drinks with them in order to celebrate their big day. He wasn’t expecting much, but he was in for a surprise.
A Big Surprise
Keanu accepted his invitation but not because he wanted the drink. He was just happy to make the couple’s big day even better.
He spent some time chatting to them, which made their already memorable day unforgettable. We mean, who wouldn’t want a guy like him celebrating their wedding with them? But that wasn’t all.
It Couldn’t Get Any Better
Keanu even stayed for the pictures. This bride and groom definitely got more than they bargained for, and we are sure those pictures will serve as lifelong memories of their perfect day.
Not to mention that you can see how relaxed Keanu was while enjoying the wedding. It’s even more proof that he not only loves helping people but that his fans mean the world to him. But did you know that he nearly stepped away from the limelight?
We cannot imagine a world where Neo or John Wick are played by other people, but that nearly happened while Keanu was young, and it’s a story that not many people know of.
Haven’t you ever wondered why there were only rumors of relationships when it came to him? Isn’t it a bit odd that a man his age never tied the knot?
Rumors Spread Over The Years
As we mentioned, there were many rumors surrounding Reeves and his apparent partners. One of them included Jill Schoelen, and another included Sofia Coppola.
However, none of those rumors were ever confirmed. But there was one woman who had stolen Keanu’s heart, and it was because of her that he put everything, including his career, on hold.
What Happened In 1999?
Her name was Jennifer Syme, and Keanu started dating her sometime in 1998. A short while into their relationship Jennifer got pregnant, and when the time came for her to give birth, tragedy struck.
Their daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, was stillborn, and her death led to an unfortunate series of events neither of them expected.
It Was A Big Time For Reeves
The loss of their child put a lot of strain on their relationship, and not long after, the couple separated. But that wasn’t the end of their tragic story.
Both of them were still grieving, and each of them did it in their own way. But yet another tragedy struck eighteen months later when Syme sadly passed away in a car accident.
A Big Blow
Keanu was devastated by the loss. In just over a year, he had lost his only child and the woman he loved. We could only imagine how that must’ve felt.
But the fact was that he couldn’t cope with grieving and filming two Matrix movies back to back. So he decided to just back away.
He Needed To Take Time Off
Keanu needed a break to find peace once more and decided that a break from his career would be the best way to get it.
But luckily, he came back after a while, and he channeled everything he felt into the work he was doing. Of course, we didn’t know that at the time, but he finally opened up about it recently.
Finally Opening Up
In a 2019 interview Reeves stated, “For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for. And any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm.”
He also added, “I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss – those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
The Rest Is History
Those are just a few of the things we’ve uncovered about Keanu Reeves over the years. But that begs the question, when will he be the one walking down the aisle?
Well, that’s something we don’t know. We do, however, know that a new woman has recently entered his life and we were shocked to find that they had known each other for quite some time.
A New Love
We’re sure that it wasn’t easy for Alexandra Grant to chip away all the grief Reeves must’ve been feeling. But somehow the visual artist managed to do just that.
The pair have know each other since 2009 when they worked on a picture book together but it was only in 2019 that their relationship was confirmed. But who is Alexandra Grant and how did she manage to steal Keanu’s heart?
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