The world held its breath when beloved 90’s icon Keanu Reeves stepped out with a new girlfriend artist Alexandra Grant on Saturday, but for some, it was a case of mistaken identity as they thought it was none other than British actor Dame Helen Mirren on his arm.
When the John Wick star was spotted walking hand-in-hand with the 46-year-old artist at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday (November 2), many fans took to social media to admit that they’d got her mixed up with the Catherine the Great actor.
Helen Mirren meanwhile has addressed the confusion and made a very sweet comment in the process.
She reportedly finds it “very flattering” that people mistook Alexandra for her when the couple seemingly went public with their relationship just a few days ago.
“I saw that. That was very flattering on me, you know because she’s obviously lovely,” Helen told Entertainment Tonight at the New York premiere of her upcoming film The Good Liar.
The 74-year-old went on to note that Reeves and her director husband Taylor Hackford have been good friends since they worked together on the 1997 movie The Devil’s Advocate and that Grant is a “lucky girl” to have him in her life.
“I know Keanu well,” Mirren revealed. “He did a film with my husband and he is just the most adorable, lovely person. So she’s a lucky girl and I’m sure he’s a lucky boy.”
The notoriously private actor and his rumoured new girlfriend, artist Alexandra Grant, 46, made their couple debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.
A smiley Keanu and his lady love Alexandra, who stunned in a navy blue embellished gown, looked affectionate and relaxed despite the flashing cameras, remaining close throughout the event.
The pair’s outing is one of the very few times in Keanu’s 35-year career that he’s brought a date to a public event.
Who is Alexandra Grant?
Alexandra Grant is an LA-based multi-media artist who dabbles in sculpture, painting, drawing, and video. Her work is on display in several galleries across LA, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She is reportedly Keanu’s ‘business collaborator’ according to Daily Mail, and the pair reportedly co-own a publishing house called ‘X Artists’ Books’.
Their working relationship stretches back at least eight years and includes two books.
In 2011, Alexandra and the John Wick star collaborated on a picture book, Ode To Happiness, which marked Keanu’s first as a writer.
Five years later, the couple reunited for their second joint project, another book, Shadows.
“She's one of the few people who's managed to get Keanu to open up about his emotions and past,” a source close to the rumoured could recently told Life&Style magazine.
“He was in such a dark place for so long, but Alexandra's positive outlook and support have played a huge part in helping him turn his life around. Some say she's not only stolen his heart but she's also saved him”.
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