Helen Mirren Confirms She Is Not Keanu Reeves' Girlfriend
Keanu Reeves, 55, stepped out on the red carpet last week with artist Alexandra Grant, 46, at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles. The pair smiled for the cameras while they held hands, sparking rumors of a romantic relationship. But at first glance, many people noticed Keanu's date had a resemblance to actress Helen Mirren.
If the rumors are true, Grant would be Reeves’ first publicly acknowledged girlfriend since Jennifer Syme in the 90s reports Metro. The Hollywood actor is notoriously private and prefers to keep his love life to himself, but it looks like for once he was happy to show off a little PDA at the star-studded gala.
Grant wore a gorgeous midnight blue floor-length gown and Reeves was in head-to-toe black, staying close to his date while the cameras snapped away.
Twitter Users are confused
With news of Grant and Reeves now officially being an item, many fans took to Twitter to share some thoughts. Many were overjoyed, but some were seemingly also confused. Apparently, Grant has an uncanny resemblance to actress Helen Mirren which caused many to think it was her when they first saw photos of the item.
"I wasn't wearing my glasses at first and I legit thought he was dating Helen Mirren which I also would have been here for," wrote one user.
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"Did anyone else thought when they saw the image of Keanu Reeves with his new partner that she looked like Helen Mirren at first? Regardless, I'm very happy for Keanu and hope him and Alexandra have a very loving relationship as they have known each other for a long time"
The news got around to Helen Mirren, and ET caught up with her on another red carpet event for her upcoming movie, "The Good Liar." She told reporters her positive reaction to people thinking she was dating Keanu: "I saw that! That was very flattering on me you know because she's obviously lovely," referring to Alexandra Grant.
Mirren's director husband worked with Reeves on the 1997 film "The Devil's Advocate," and she noted on the red carpet that she does know Keanu very well: "He is just the most adorable, lovely person, so she's a lucky girl. And I'm sure that he's a lucky boy."
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