Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant mistaken for Helen Mirren as couple make rare public appearance

The 'Matrix' star almost broke the internet after he was seen holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday, November 2


                            Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant mistaken for Helen Mirren as couple make rare public appearance

Keanu Reeves' new girlfriend, artist Alexandra Grant, was mistaken for actress Helen Mirren on Twitter. 

The 55-year-old 'Matrix' star almost broke the internet after he was seen holding hands with artist Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday, November 2.

Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attend the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

However, many Twitter users mistook Grant for Helen Mirren.

The 74-year-old legendary actress has been married to Taylor Hackford, 74, since 1997.

“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,” one person tweeted, while another chimed, “Keanu Reeves is dating a woman my age who kinda looks like Helen Mirren and I have never been more attracted to him."

“Did anyone else thought when they saw the image of Keanu Reeves with his new partner that she looked like Helen Mirren at first?” another user posted. “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.”

Helen Mirren attends the World Premiere of Disney’s "Aladdin" at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood CA on May 21, 2019, in the culmination of the film’s Magic Carpet World Tour with stops in Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Mexico City and Amman, Jordan.

The recent sighting of the two was Reeves' first public appearance with his girlfriend in decades. The pair were seen holding on to each other's hand and smiling for the cameras as they posed together on the red carpet. 

"Keanu wants to openly share his life with her", People magazine had reported earlier. "He is extremely happy and grateful to have Alex in his life," a source close to the couple reportedly told the outlet.

According to the insider, the pair have known each other for years and had "started dating earlier this year, but have wanted to keep it quiet".

The 'John Wick' star previously dated Jennifer Syme for some time in the '90s, but the grief of having a stillborn child led to their split. However, just as they were overcoming their loss, Reeves suffered another blow as Syme passed away following a traffic accident.

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