Like a ritual, let us all remain that Keanu Reeves is the best Internet Boyfriend ever. YOU are breathtaking!
Okay, so as to kind, amazing, and breathtaking the guy is, not all of us knows that Reeves went through a lot in life. He was a man once set for a beautiful and happy family, but within months and years, it all became nothing.
Yes, this is the story of when Reeves was in a relationship to Jennifer Syme in 1998. They were even expecting a child and had her name picked up already, Ava. Sadly, Ava was stillborn at eight-month-old. They broke up a few weeks later.
Shortly after that in 2001, Syme was killed in a car crash where her Jeep lost control and she got thrown off the vehicle. It got worse when law enforcement found antidepressants and a “white powdery substance” in her possession.
In a life journal, Reeves reveals that “grief changes shape, but it never ends.”
Syme was not the first. Before her, Reeves lost a best friend, River Phoenix, in 1993 who was also his co-star from ‘My Own Private Idaho’. His death affected him very much and Reeves is not one that comes from a perfect and happy family.
His parents got divorced when he was 2 and Reeves never talked to his dad after he turned 12. It wasn’t until 10 years later when his father was caught for drug possession. Then, Reeves commented, “The story with me and my dad’s pretty heavy. It’s full of pain and woe and [expletive] loss and all that [expletive].”
He also got into an accident when he was younger in 1988 which leaves him a huge scar on his abdomen due to ruptured spleen.
After tragedies that seem to must have only happened in movies, Reeves remained tight-lipped about his personal life. He never really entertain interviewers who delve too deep about it. But during an interview with Esquire, he reveals that he thinks he’s too late for all of that.
“I’m too…it’s too late. It’s over. I’m 52. I’m not going to have any kids.”
He never said he’s not looking, he just thinks it’s too late. Man, he’s so humble, down-to-earth and pessimistic that we just can’t help but want to give him a bear hug.
A nosy interviewer from The Jakarta Post made Reeves reveal a little more about himself. He said, “You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life.” He further added, “I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer.”
But he has also said, “I would respect and love the other person. Hopefully, it’ll happen for me,” regarding finding a loved one.
Single, handsome, financially stable and open to love, what are we all waiting for?