Keanu Reeves was seen with his artist girlfriend Alexandra Grant in San Francisco on Thursday evening.
This is the first time the 55-year-old actor and the 46-year-old painter have been spotted together since they went public with their relationship in November while holding hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood icon led the way with a bag in hand as he walked to a car with his grey-haired lady love following behind in the City By The Bay.
They were leaving the Omni hotel with a handler by his side while fans looked on.
Grant modeled a winter coat in a leopard print over black leggings and what looked like UGG boots.
Keanu has been in the Northern California city to shoot his movie Matrix 4 which will be released in 2021.
Ready to go: The Hollywood icon led the way with a bag in hand as he walked to a car with his grey-haired lady love following behind as they left the Omni hotelMatrix 4 underway! Keanu Production on The Matrix 4 began in early January with Lana Wachowski returning as co-writing and director of this latest entry.
‘Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,’ Wachowski said in a statement. ‘I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.’
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the Matrix 4 script alongside Wachowski.
His cool look: The 6ft1in star had on a long black coat over a brown shirt with black slacks and shoes. His hair was long and he had on a scruffy beard
Keanu is again playing Neo with Carrie-Ann Moss back as well.
The Matrix 4 will also also feature Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who’s best known to audiences as Black Manta in 2018’s Aquaman.
Reeves’ next film is the next Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure with Alex Winter.
On set: Fan Erin Leigh Carlson shared this image of Keanu shooting Matrix 4 on a busy street.
The film franchise: from left, Joe Pantoliano, Laurence Fishburne, Keanu, Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix from 1999Keanu Reeves looking wicked good at the John Wick 3 premier.
Meanhile, Grant was last seen in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening at Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Glow event at a private residence in Beverly Hills.
All women were asked to go makeup-free for the party.
Grant spoke with Paltrow in front of guests and the actress raved that the artist was a great thinker.
Also present was Demi Moore with her daughter Rumer Willis, Kate Hudson and Rachel Zoe.
Ever since Reeves and Grant went public in November, there has been much speculation about when they first started dating.
She’s so Hollywood now! Meanhile, Grant was last seen in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening at Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Glow event at a private residence in Beverly Hills; also pictured is Demi Moore
New pals: All women were asked to go makeup-free for the party. Grant spoke with Paltrow in front of guests and the actress raved that the artist was a great thinkerKeanu Reeves poses.
Some publications said they had been romantic for only a few months but then earlier this month Jennifer Tilly told Page Six that they had been an item for ‘years.’
Grant is an artist and philanthropist. Born in Ohio, Alexandra has been working in the arts since graduating from Swarthmore College in 1994 with a BA in history and studio art.
The artist is known for her use of language and exchanges with writers as a source for imagery in her sculpture, painting, drawing, and video works.
The talented artist fostered her love for the spoken word as a child, after growing up around the world, living in Mexico, Spain and France.
They sizzled: Thursday was the first time the duo has been spotted since they went public with their relationship on November 2 while holding hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in LA
But they had been affectionate before: In October they were seen leaving a sushi date in LA
She has exhibited at prestigious spaces around the world including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Galerie Gradiva in Paris and The Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York.
In 2008 Alexandra founded the philanthropic grantLOVE project which produces and sells original artworks and editions to benefit artist projects and arts non-profits.
Alexandra and Keanu have a history that goes back years, first collaborating together on a grown-up’s picture book, Ode to Happiness, in 2011.
They spent a lot of time together: The lovebirds were side by side in May, left, and they held hands in June, right
Working together: Here they were seen in Paris in November 2017 as they talked up their X Artists booksKeanu Reeves looks dapper with his mom at the 2020 Oscars.
The book was a success, sparking the poet-artist duo to create their second book together, Shadows, in 2016, with Grant photographing Reeves while he was filming John Wick.
Since then, the two have been spotted together at art galleries, book signings, posed for Vogue Spain and even traveled to Germany to work together.
Speaking of working together on their second book, Grant told W Magazine: ‘We can spend a lot of time debating. Like, A raspberry hue? And should it be darker? We can get obsessive.’
Shadows is compiled of dark silhouette images of Reeves taken by Grant and poetry written by the Matrix actor.
Grant told the LA Times of her collaborator: ‘No one can move the way he can. He’s a really extreme performer. That’s a huge piece of why those images are so interesting. I knew that if I moved the camera as we danced together, as photographer and subject, we could create these wonderful optical illusions.’
The two founded publishing company X Artists’ Books in 2017, with a focus on ‘unusual collaborations’ and books that ‘don’t really have a place because they’re between genres’
No Alexandra there: Instead of taking Grant to the Oscars, the star brought along his mother Patricia Taylor