Keanu Reeves‘ girlfriend Alexandra Grant is opening up about their relationship!
The Matrix star and the visual artist first met in 2011, and debuted their relationship on the red carpet in 2019 for the world to see — but apart from the small peep here and there, we never hear much about them together. They’re notoriously very private about their love life, but on Friday Alexandra gave slightly insight into their partnership to People on the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards!
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The 50-year-old told the outlet “storytelling is at the center of what we each do,” which has been an enormous a part of their connection:
“My work is far more of a non-public performance, but I actually have a text that I interpret within the studio right into a painting, into an object. He takes the text in private after which turns it right into a performance in public … There’s a relationship. We’re each, at the center, readers and researchers. We each care about people and we care about characters.”
Their creative sides are inclined to cross paths, as she made a comparison of her profession to that of her 59-year-old beau:
“I feel there’s a whole lot of similarities. Sometimes I feel like, to make a movie, as we’re seeing now within the strike, that it’s a cruise ship. Everyone seems to be depending on everyone else. You possibly can’t go off and — being an artist, perhaps in the beginning of my profession, I used to be in a kayak on the ocean of creativity. Now perhaps it’s a small speedboat, nevertheless it’s still quite a bit more nimble.”
She continued on to say the John Wick actor thrives in getting into different worlds — but not actually making them like artists do:
“I feel that may be very inspiring for him … To make a movie, you require lots of of individuals. To be an artist, you don’t. You require one. You require a community to get the work into the world, but not to really make it. I feel a part of the inspiration is the differences of scale.”
Wow! A very cool approach to have a look at their careers — they overlap in a whole lot of ways!
Due to these differences in scale, Alexandra added, their relationship is robust as they push one another to “construct latest roads” in life and art:
“…We’re pushing one another to construct latest roads. Seeing the opposite person’s problem-solving is inspiring, like, ‘Oh, well, okay, this one, that’s a cul-de-sac. How do I do this other thing?’ He’s such an inspiration to me. He’s so creative, he’s so kind. He works so hard.”
And so far as life after she began dating the Hollywood icon? She’s gotten much “happier”:
“I had a studio visit just a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, ‘I can see that your work has gotten happier.’ That’s real. We’re all human beings. We’re animals. We’re expressing from where we’re and positively feeling happier. I feel the work is happier.”
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