Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant, 46, explains why she won't dye her gray hair and it makes us like her even more
The 46-year-old artist took to Instagram to share an article about a study that found the risk of developing breast cancer was higher in women who regularly used permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners as compared to those who didn't.
Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant has explained why she decided to stop dyeing her gray hair.
The 46-year-old artist took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a Newsweek article about a study that found the risk of developing breast cancer was higher in women who regularly used permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners as compared to those who didn't.
“Wow. Today’s news…” she wrote in the caption. “The numbers are staggering, especially for womxn of color.”
“I went gray prematurely in my early 20’s… and dyed my hair every color along the way until I couldn’t tolerate the toxicity of the dyes any more,” Grant explained. “In my 30’s I let my hair turn ‘blonde.’ ”
“I love and support that every womxn can choose how she wants to look at every age," she continued. "But/and, if womxn are perishing from beauty standards… then let’s talk about those beauty standards. Love to all womxn!”
'Womxn' is reportedly an inclusive term to accommodate transgender women, non-binary individuals, as well as women of color.
Grant and Reeves grabbed headlines last month as they attended the LACMA Art + Film Gala together. While The Matrix star donned an all-black suit, his artist girlfriend was draped in a midnight blue gown with a deep V-neck and silver flats.
Speaking to People, a source said “Keanu wants to openly share his life with her,” adding that he is "extremely happy and grateful to have Alex in his life.”
According to the insider, the duo have known each other for years and “started dating earlier this year, but have wanted to keep it quiet.”
The stunning couple first worked together on Reeves’ book in 2011 titled Ode to Happiness, which featured illustrations by Grant. They collaborated once again on Reeves' 2016 book Shadows. The duo then co-founded X Artists' Books the following year. According to the publishing house's website, it focuses on publishing “thoughtful, high-quality, artist-centered books that fit within and between genres."
The pair was pictured in October this year as they enjoyed dinner at Giorgio Baldi, a lavish Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, California.