The internet has been flooded with rumors surrounding Keanu Reeves and his longtime friend and business partner, Alexandra Grant. Are the two now officially dating after years of friendship? Gossip Cop has looked into the story and all we can say as of now is... maybe.
Over the weekend, Reeves and Grant were photographed holding hands at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala. Holding hands is hardly proof that two people are dating, but it was in a very public place where the two of them knew they would be photographed. Unlike the tabloids, which make up stories and sources, we are more pragmatic. We're not going to jump out and declare something is true until there has been an official confirmation from either Reeves' or Grant's camp, which there hasn't been as of yet. Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for the actor, but we've yet to receive a response.
We're also not ready to bust the dating rumors completely. Reeves and Grant have been friends for a decade and have worked together in the past. In 2011, the two joined forces to produce a "grown-up's picture book" called Ode To Happiness, with words by Reeves and illustrations by Grant. The pair worked together on another book in 2016 called Shadows. Rumors have surfaced in the past about the duo, but both have been very tight-lipped when it comes to the nature of their relationship. The actor is especially private about his personal life, having not been linked publicly to anyone since 2001.
Whispers have been popping up for weeks about Reeves and Grant. The two have been photographed by paparazzi a number of times in the last month, including last week outside of an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica. Earlier that month, Grant was photographed resting her head on Reeves' shoulder after the two dined at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles.
Still, it's also worth pointing out that this isn't the first time the two have been photographed holding hands at a public event. In June, Reeves and Grant walked the red carpet together holding hands at a Saint Laurent runway show in Malibu. There were rumblings of a relationship then, too, though not as loud as this time. Even as far back as 2016, the two were spotted arm in arm at a gala in Miami.
Not surprisingly, many of the tabloids have pushed forward with the narrative that Reeves and Grant are dating. HollywoodLife, the Daily Mail, Life & Style and Page Six all have headlines referring to Grant as Reeves' "girlfriend," but it's worth noting that the tabloids have often been wrong about who Reeves is dating. Just this year, Gossip Cop has busted stories about Reeves dating Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Samara Weaving. All of those rumors were false. While it would not surprise us if the current rumors were true, we're not ready to make any declarative statements one way or the other. Gossip Cop will update if we hear back from the actor's rep or learn any additional news.
Gossip Cop cannot come to a verdict either way.