Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant made their first public appearance as a couple in 2019.
However, according to Grant, the couple had been close since 2011, when Grant gave Reeves a book she wrote.
Here’s a timeline of the notoriously private couple’s relationship.
2011: Grant gave Reeves a book called ‘Ode to Happiness’.
The artist revealed in a 2020 interview with Vanity Fair that her relationship with Reeves began after she gifted him the book more than a decade ago.
“The book was made as a surprise, by me, for Keanu, as a private gift. All our friends sitting in the room giggled when I gave it to him – they said, ‘Please publish it!’ So that’s how we got to the publishing house,” Grant explained in the interview of 2020†
According to Vanity Fair, “Ode to Happiness” is “a playful guide to climbing out of depression” that combines text by Reeves with drawings by Grant. They later followed it up with a sequel, called ‘Shadows’.
As Grant revealed, she and Reeves were inspired by their partnership to open a publishing house (X Artist’s books) together, and then grew closer together.
May 2019: Grant and Reeves walked the red carpet at a charity event for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
the duo appeared at the gala togetherbut the real nature of their relationship remained largely unknown to the public.
June 2019: The couple attended the Saint Laurent fashion show together in Malibu, California.
Grant and Reeves turned heads in matching all-black ensembles, and even held hands while posing for pictures for the open ocean.
November 2019: Grant and Reeves first made their relationship public.
The married couple walked the red carpet together at the LACMA Art and Film Galaand the internet instantly exploded with speculation about Grant’s identityand joy for Reeveswho would had a rocky romantic history before being linked to Grant.
Sources told ET that during the event the two enjoyed catching up with friends – including Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin, his wife – during cocktail hour and that Grant asked a friend to take a picture of her and Reeves on her phone.
March 2020: Grant gave a candid interview about her relationship with the actor.
In the interview with VogueGrant spoke about the public’s reaction to her relationship with Reeves and how she coped with the newfound fame.
“I think everyone I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating,” she says told Vogue. “But the question I’ve been asking in all of this is, ‘What’s the chance for good?'”
The artist also spoke about her decision to keep her hair naturally gray, her upcoming work, and her thoughts on love and marriage.
“Love on every level is very important to my identity…I don’t believe isolation is the way to go,” Grant said. “There is a period of isolation that I go through as a painter, but I value the experience of having relationships.”
June 2022: The couple made a rare appearance together on the red carpet of the MOCA Gala.
Grant wore a figure-hugging red dress, while the ‘Matrix’ star kept it classy in a dark blue suit. The married couple looked very in love on the red carpetand held hands as they posed for several photos.
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