WITH smiles beaming across their faces and hands clasped together, Keanu Reeves and artist Alexandra Grant went public with their romance in LA last night.
The Matrix star has played his relationship cards close to his chest for decades so this was a happy moment in a life that has seen more than its fair share of pain and suffering.
The couple met in 2009 — eight years after Keanu’s ex-partner Jennifer Syme died in a car accident.
Keanu and Jennifer had already suffered the stillbirth of baby Ava in 1999.
While the Hollywood actor has been blessed with the looks and talent which made him a box-office star in films such as Speed, The Matrix and Point Break, tragedy has plagued his personal life.
Keanu’s dad walked out when he was just three, before being imprisoned for drug offences.
And over the course of his glittering film career, the Speed actor has seen loved ones and best friends die in horrific circumstances, including a drug overdose.
These trials haven’t made the star bitter — quite the opposite.
Keanu is widely considered one of the nicest and most generous stars in Hollywood — and has been linked to big-name stars including Sandra Bullock, Amanda de Cadenet and Jill Schoelen.
And now the John Wick actor, 55, seems to have finally found happiness with 46-year-old visual artist Alexandra, who has illustrated a number of his poetry books.
The pair, who met at a dinner party a decade ago, looked the picture of happiness on the red carpet in Hollywood last night – and those close to them say they thrive on dark in-jokes.