AceShowbiz - If you think Keanu Reeves' girlfriend looks familiar, you're not the only one. Many Internet users mistook Alexandra Grant for veteran actress Helen Mirren when they first saw pictures of the lovebirds following their red carpet debut as a couple at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday, November 2.
People soon took to Twitter to express their confusion over the two ladies' resemblance. "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 posted. "Keanu Reeves is dating a woman my age who kinda looks like Helen Mirren and I have never been more attracted to him," another commented on the "Speed" star's girlfriend.
"Did anyone else thought when they saw the image of Keanu Reeves with his new partner that she looked like Helen Mirren at first? XD," someone else added, "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."
Others, meanwhile, praise the 55-year-old actor for dating someone close to his age, despite their 9 year age gap. "Keanu and his age-appropriate girlfriend look so cutely and refreshingly normal," one weighed in on Twitter.
Another wrote, "Keanu Reeves is trending because he's decided to date a woman, artist Alexandra Grant, who is within his age bracket. She is 46 and Keanu is 55." Praising Alexandra for keeping her natural hair color, the said user added, "It also says a lot about how women are treated that so many people are stunned that a woman over 40 wouldn't dye her hair."
However, there are some people who disagree that Alexandra is "age-appropriate" for the "John Wick" star. "I love Keanu and agree that who he's dating is refreshing and age appropriate but lol that Hollywood's conditioned us to see a 55yo man and a 46yo woman as the same age," one fan commented. Another confused person tweeted, "Everyone gushing about how age-appropriate Keanu Reeves' girlfriend is when she is a full decade younger than him has aged *me* ten years."
Keanu and Alexandra were all smiles and holding hands while posing together on the red carpet of the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles. The two have been friends for years and worked together his 2011 book "Ode to Happiness" as well as his 2016 book "Shadows".