For the first time in over a decade, Keanu Reeves made a major red carpet debut with a date, Alexandra Grant, to the LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 2.
They walked the red carpet holding hands, sparking romance rumors. Neither Reeves nor his rep have confirmed whether or not the actor is dating Grant yet.
According to an article from 2018 in the New York Times, Reeves and Grant partnered to launch a small press in Los Angeles called X Artists’ Books to produce titles “that wouldn’t fly at larger imprints.”
The NYT story reported they met at a dinner party in 2009 and began collaborating on their first book, “Ode to Happiness,” soon thereafter. They worked together again to make their second title, “Shadows,” a few years later.
Grant is a visual artist “who makes text-based paintings about linguistic connections,” NYT reported.
Fans were quick to gush over Reeves’ reported relationship online, though some of them mistakenly identified Grant as actress Helen Mirren. “I saw that,” Mirren told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday at the premiere of her new film The Good Liar. “That was very flattering on me, you know, because she’s obviously lovely.”
“I do know Keanu very well. He did a film with my husband and he is just the most adorable, lovely person,” Mirren shared. “So she’s a lucky girl and I’m sure that he’s a lucky boy.”
Some Twitter users had confused Grant, who wore her natural silver hair in a bun on the carpet, with Mirren, though most noted that their mental mix-up was only momentary.
“I thought keanu was dating helen mirren based on the photos,” someone wrote.